Beware of Phishing

Here’s a note for all those with business websites.

(Don’t know how much it affects individuals)

The thieves and scammers are always trying to get at us in one way or another.

Ever since I got this website online, I’ve been getting these fake requests for a designer who can build a website. Sometimes they come in a text, sometimes in an email.

The first one I got, got me really excited, – [Whow, my first sale from the website – already..yepee!!]

It goes like this:

  1. Sir, I am hearing impaired…..(So, why should that effect our business arrangement – you want it free?)
  2. Can you build me a website for a new business?…..(Daaa – you know I can, or you wouldn’t of contacted me!)
  3. I want it to be the best of the best…..my budget is $3,000 – $5,000…..(Trying to suck me into thinking this is gonna be a great job)
  4. Do you accept credit cards?…..(I am in business, who doesn’t accept credit cards these days?)
  5. Please give me your email address so I can send the particulars, etc…..(They must of found me though me website, there’s an email link on there, why do you want me personal email? )
  6. Your respond back and ask for more info, and they just respond with the same info they already gave you. (They must have this set up on auto-pilot, so it doesn’t take any time away from them…just wastes our time trying to be polite and business-like)

This is the whole point of the scam – they are actually “Phishing” for our personal information so they can steal our identities.

The first time I got one, It just seemed too good to be true. I responded back and each time I asked them to fill out my questionnaire, I got the same email back, so I figured they were bogus. Something told me to do a  search for their phone number – I found it on a list of people saying they were getting the same type of emails from the same number, sometimes asking for a different type of website.

That’s when I knew for sure it was not legit..Glad I figured it out before I gave them any personal info…

– So….beware of these types of inquiries it could cost you dearly.


 

Bill Woodring - woodringbill@outlook.com

I’m a General merchandise, Suppliers & Distributors of all kinds of Livestock and farm tools & all kind of agricultural products
I need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible
http://www.hunland.com ….. the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
 
I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
I want only English language
I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as.
you will be updating the site for me.
i will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
my timeline is two months, the features i want on my website are ¦ Contact page with contact Form,
¦ About Us page, 
¦ Products Catalogs page
¦ Gallery page 
¦ home page (1st page )
 
Kindly get back to me with:
An estimate
your cell phone number
And will like to know if you are the owner ??
 
Regards.
Bill Woodring.
 
Here’s his given address:
Street Address : 1019 Messner Road Chester Springs, PA 19425
City : Chester Springs
State / Province : PA
Postal / Zip Code : 19425

Dr. frank williams. williamsfrank38@outlook.com

I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in TN and the company is based on Aviation Services such as Services for military and civil aviation, avionics sales, airport handling services so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible. http://www.aviationservicesgroup.com.… the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and the logos for the site.
Note:
1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as aviexplore.com
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. I will be proving the images, logos and content for the site.
6. I want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $5,000 to $7,500

Kindly get back to me with an estimate for the Web Design,

Your Full Name:
Shop Address:
Types Of Credit Card You do Accept:
Your Cell Phone #:(so we can communicate via text message:

1+216-273-2529

Good Day I’m Mr frost turk alan,i would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ??

kindly

Good Day I’m Mr frost turk alan,i would love to know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ??

kindly 

Sent from my LG Mobile

kevin smith - kevinsmith07050@gmail.com

Hello I am Kevin smith and i am hearing impaired i need to know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ?
i have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now and the company  is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me?

Thank you

From "philippscholz199611@gmail.com"

Here is the job details for the site i want created.
 
the business is a salon and spa but it still a small scale business so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so here is an example site i want you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible http://indocanadasalonandspa.com...  the site would only be informational, so E-commerce functionality is not needed on this site, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the example site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and also i want the site to be on word-press plus  i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, whom has the text content and the logos for the site so there wont be any delays.
 
Note:
1. My budget is $3000 to $11,000
2.I want the same exact numbers of pages with the example site i gave you to check
3. i want the domain name as philippsss.net, cos i dont have a domain yet
4. Updating of the site will be by you guys
5. the images, logos and content for the site will be provided by me.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
 
 
Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) Are you the owner ??
 
Scholz

From Someone Calling Themself "Anthony Smith"

Thanks for the mail I have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in NY and the company is based on importing and exporting of Agriculture products such as Kola Nut, Gacillia Nut and Cocoa so i need a best of the best layout design for it. Can you handle that for me ?. so i need you to check out this site but i need something more perfect than this if its possible { http://www.agroamerica.com } the site would only be informational, so i need you to give me an estimate based on the site i gave you to check out, the estimate should include hosting and i want the same page as the site i gave you to check out and i have a private project consultant, he has the text content and
the logos for the site

Note:
1. I want the same number of pages with the example site i gave you to check excluding videos and blogs.
2. I want only English language
3. I don’t have a domain yet but i want the domain name as bestfarmproduce.com
4. you will be updating the site for me.
5. i will be providing the images, logos and content for the site.
6. i want the site up and running before ending of next month.
7. My budget is $1500 to $3000

Kindly get back to me with:
(1) An estimate
(2) Your full name
(3) And Cellphone number

Best Regard
Anthony Smith

 

From "Lillian Morgana

Good Day, Am morgan edward .i wanna know 
if you can handle web design  for a new 
company  ?? 
(Note Name Change…)

From "Ruben Constrat"

Good Day, Am rubben james .i wanna know if you can handle web design  company  ??

(Note how he changed his name…)