Beware of Web Design Scams

If you’re a web developer, beware of receiving website quote requests from the following email addresses, because it’s a SCAM!  I’ll keep this blog post updated if I receive others.

Date Received: 2018-07-03
Scammers Email Address: [email protected]
Scammers Phone Number: (929) 277-2219 (not sure if it’s real or not)

Subject: Website Design Quote Request
Hello, how are you doing today? My name is harry omer, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks harry

How I Validated:  As you can see I haven’t gotten one of these in awhile.  This was easy to validate.  To me, if it looks suspicious, do a search on the email address, phone number or even the email body text.  In this case I did a search on the email address and found a blog post about it already.  This website had other scammers on it also, so it looks like this person is tracking them and legit. Reference website: https://www.rpaxis.com/blog/category/web-scams


 

Date Received: 2017-09-26
Scammers Email Address: [email protected]

Subject: Website Design Needed
Hello, how are you doing today? My name is Simon Shawntee, I wanna know if you can handle website design for a new company and also if you do you accept credit cards ?? kindly get back to me… so i can send you the job details.Thanks Shawntee

How I validated:  Click here for detailed information in my original blog post.