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    report him for scamming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puppet Master View Post
    So did the OP pay you yet?

    PayPal is always an option...
    That is what I told the OP then he said that his account was limited because he was unverified which is true that can happen but the limits are still pretty high even when unverified which is 500 USD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xcermide1X View Post
    report him for scamming
    He'll just come back in here under another name.....

    The best thing is to leave this thread open and make anyone who wants code pay first.

    Partly one of the reasons I posted the code publicly is so in the future I can reference people back here if they don't want to pay upfront.

    Anyway... it just means I can only eat soup tonight..
    hey... it's a sig..

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    Lesson learned huh? ALWAYS take some payment in advance, and sign an agreement on the work with a clear proposal, timeline and payment schedule.

    $5 anyway isn't worth crying about really

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    Quote Originally Posted by nibbrwebdevelop View Post
    Lesson learned huh? ALWAYS take some payment in advance, and sign an agreement on the work with a clear proposal, timeline and payment schedule.

    $5 anyway isn't worth crying about really
    It could have bought him a burger. Note though the OP did say he would pay "25 x5" which sounded too good to be true.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmj001 View Post
    Nope, had no word from him for a couple of days now... he won't pay now, the little weasel got his code.
    Funny... same guy offered me $150 to do this EXACT SAME job (he had it posted in a different thread though and then all subsequent contact with me was via PM and email) -- see quote below. I wrote 90% of the code to show that it was, in fact possible, and then provided samples on my server via email within 24 hrs. As a rule, I never provide I finished code to any client until they are paid in full, so he got a nice interface and functionality example from me (that worked), but no access to the actual code. (As he wanted to run it locally only, so even if he managed to hack my code, it wouldn't have worked for him the way I presented it in the samples)

    Sent 7 emails and several PM's to see if it was acceptable (so I could zip it up and send the final deliverable to him) once he sent the promised PayPal payment. Never got a single response back.

    Oh well... it didn't take up much time and actually ended up helping out another person in need of a similar script, so I just donated what I'd already written to them. I believe in karma.

    Quote Originally Posted by JobNeedsDone
    "idnu","namehere","accesscode","securitycode","expires","0114012077315""Address","City","State",""," Zip","0114013212777"

    Your correct in what you said, its something i need ran from my personal computer not via a server.. I've also added fieldnames above.

    Some things i should make you aware of.. there is alot more addresses than there is in the name file. Also some addresses wont have a city inputted.

    If you can do this, I'd be more than happy to pay you $150
    Last edited by EpicWebDesign; 06-13-2012 at 03:51 AM. Reason: added quote from scammer PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicWebDesign View Post
    Funny... same guy offered me $150 to do this EXACT SAME job (he had it posted in a different thread though and then all subsequent contact with me was via PM and email) -- see quote below. I wrote 90% of the code to show that it was, in fact possible, and then provided samples on my server via email within 24 hrs. As a rule, I never provide I finished code to any client until they are paid in full, so he got a nice interface and functionality example from me (that worked), but no access to the actual code. (As he wanted to run it locally only, so even if he managed to hack my code, it wouldn't have worked for him the way I presented it in the samples)

    Sent 7 emails and several PM's to see if it was acceptable (so I could zip it up and send the final deliverable to him) once he sent the promised PayPal payment. Never got a single response back.

    Oh well... it didn't take up much time and actually ended up helping out another person in need of a similar script, so I just donated what I'd already written to them. I believe in karma.
    There should be ways to enforce a fair deal, the task for the money, vice versa. I probably agree that its good to just give a sample and then they have to pay a fraction otherwise there's no deal.
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    Thankfully this OP has been an aberation . The others have been polite, responded in a timely manner and did pay for the work provided. I don't usually respond to requests that include "willing to pay" in the title. I prefer to just offer free suggestions and potential solutions. But in this economy I'm willing to take the chance every so often when I have some free time. Luckily this is the only scammer I've come across thus far!

    Thankfully, after so many years in this industry, i've learned to provide just enough to ensure I don't get ripped off


 
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