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Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by BrandR(f): 8:08am On Mar 14, 2016
Like it or not, people get scammed by Webmasters all the time and we often see complaints threads popping up unending.

To avoid such situation, I will suggest every prospective clients follow these steps to forestall a situation where a Webmaster runs off with your money.



*Ask about him.

Prospective clients often times ask for a webmaster portfolio and after seeing them that's it. They get carried away by his impressive designs without making efforts to reach out to his past clients on how genuine and reliable he his. They then part with their money as down payment until they realise they've just been scammed.

*Visit his business location.

When you are about to contact a job to any webmaster of your choice, please endeavour deal with anyone close to you. This way, you will be able to visit his office or home for double assurances.

*Add them on Social Media.

Another way to forestall an ugly situation is by adding your webmaster on Social Media. Make sure you have at least two of his accounts and scrutinize his profile before dealing with him. This way, you can be rest assured your contract agreement with him will be fulfilled.
Most webmasters are avid social media users so they often times have at least a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account.

*Make realistic demands.

Some clients often times make demands that are not realistic. The rule of the thumb here is to cut your coat according to your cloth. Many times I have seen people request sites like Konga and Jumia. When you ask how much they've budgeted for the project, they say something like 20k. Haba! Webmasters are not slaves hence they take your money and run.

Be wise.

* Pay them well.

This is still in line with the last point. When you contract a job to a webmaster and he gives you a quote, it is very normal to get a bargain but in as much as you want to make some savings it is also very nice to reward your webmaster for his creativity.


Written by Safe David.

An online, social media, brands and web technology consultant at GidiLink Enterprise.

www.twitter.com/gidilink

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Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Freakypinky(f): 11:21am On Mar 14, 2016
I wish I had seen this earlier. I probably wouldn't have lost my money to that idi.ot I asked to make me a blog.

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Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by BrandR(f): 1:09pm On Mar 14, 2016
Freakypinky:
I wish I had seen this earlier. I probably wouldn't have lost my money to that idi.ot I asked to make me a blog.
What steps have you taken to recover your money?
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by celibate: 7:08pm On Mar 14, 2016
BrandR:
Like it or not, people get scammed by Webmasters all the time and we often see complaints threads popping up unending.

To avoid such situation, I will suggest every prospective clients follow these steps to forestall a situation where a Webmaster runs off with your money.



*Ask about him.

Prospective clients often times ask for a webmaster portfolio and after seeing them that's it. They get carried away by his impressive designs without making efforts to reach out to his past clients on how genuine and reliable he his. They then part with their money as down payment until they realise they've just been scammed.

*Visit his business location.

When you are about to contact a job to any webmaster of your choice, please endeavour deal with anyone close to you. This way, you will be able to visit his office or home for double assurances.

*Add them on Social Media.

Another way to forestall an ugly situation is by adding your webmaster on Social Media. Make sure you have at least two of his accounts and scrutinize his profile before dealing with him. This way, you can be rest assured your contract agreement with him will be fulfilled.
Most webmasters are avid social media users so they often times have at least a Twitter, Facebook or Instagram account.

*Make realistic demands.

Some clients often times make demands that are not realistic. The rule of the thumb here is to cut your coat according to your cloth. Many times I have seen people request sites like Konga and Jumia. When you ask how much they've budgeted for the project, they say something like 20k. Haba! Webmasters are not slaves hence they take your money and run.

Be wise.

* Pay them well.

This is still in line with the last point. When you contract a job to a webmaster and he gives you a quote, it is very normal to get a bargain but in as much as you want to make some savings it is also very nice to reward your webmaster for his creativity.


Written by Safe David.

An online, social media, brands and web technology consultant at GidiLink Enterprise.

www.gidilink.com

www.twitter.com/gidilink


Nice information.

Permission to publish this please...
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Freakypinky(f): 7:35pm On Mar 14, 2016
BrandR:
What steps have you taken to recover your money?
Dude vanished into thin air.
Can't recover my money anymore. embarassed
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by BrandR(f): 8:16pm On Mar 14, 2016
celibate:
Nice information. Permission to publish this please...
Go ahead.
Freakypinky:

Dude vanished into thin air.
Can't recover my money anymore. embarassed
Too bad...Sorry.
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Nobody: 5:48pm On Mar 15, 2016
Hmmm!
I'll take note.
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Ask4bigneyo(m): 1:11pm On Mar 16, 2016
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Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by hezy4real01(m): 1:12pm On Mar 16, 2016
Noted because na so so Yahoo boiz the call themselves Web designers now
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by DBossNG(m): 1:12pm On Mar 16, 2016
Ok
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by mekzyjoe(m): 1:13pm On Mar 16, 2016
grin grin grin
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by soldierdollar(m): 1:13pm On Mar 16, 2016
I'm the owner of http://jadijadi.com

If u need a blog like mine in 2 days at a very cheap price , quote me
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by megareal(f): 1:13pm On Mar 16, 2016
Thanks, info talen. Thank God I read this before contracting one.
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Dermie: 1:14pm On Mar 16, 2016
Informative. cool
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by henrydadon(m): 1:14pm On Mar 16, 2016
person way go dupe u ..go dupe u..it all about how well expose u are to web designing
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by koksybrown: 1:14pm On Mar 16, 2016
Ok. We hv heard. Next tread "Steps to avoid fraudulent clients"

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Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Nobody: 1:15pm On Mar 16, 2016
Freakypinky:
I wish I had seen this earlier. I probably wouldn't have lost my money to that idi.ot I asked to make me a blog.

Need a blog? Hit me. Up
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by veeluv2015(f): 1:16pm On Mar 16, 2016
koksybrown:
Ok. We hv heard. Next tread "Steps to avoid fraudulent clients"

lol....they really need to write on this one

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Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Critiqual(m): 1:16pm On Mar 16, 2016
I just wanna knw how to avoid fraudulent girlfriends.
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by DJBIGGY(m): 1:16pm On Mar 16, 2016
Freakypinky:
I wish I had seen this earlier. I probably wouldn't have lost my money to that idi.ot I asked to make me a blog.

To make a blog ain't hard these days... Thank God for internet research. One need not stress to disturb people
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by miqos02(m): 1:23pm On Mar 16, 2016
ok
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Dermie: 1:25pm On Mar 16, 2016
Freakypinky:
I wish I had seen this earlier. I probably wouldn't have lost my money to that idi.ot I asked to make me a blog.

You need to shine your eyes more.

If you can take care of your domain name and hosting, I'll help you design your blog. You'll pay after completion.

N.B:
*Make realistic demands.* Pay them well. smiley
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by celestialAgent(m): 1:25pm On Mar 16, 2016
How do you expect webmasters not to charge high or develop substandard websites, when they use GENERATOR (plus expensive fuel) to power up their developing gadgets..


I'm so tired of Nigeria, I'm going back to Ghana -- Accra, here I come again to enjoy REASONABLY interrupted power supply…

AYE BUHARI MAH BAJEH NII for sophistiscating Jonathan's good work in the poewr sector…
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by saasala(m): 1:26pm On Mar 16, 2016
shocked
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by pastorsmiling(m): 1:26pm On Mar 16, 2016
MR david safe,
you are a fraudster yourself you collected money from me last year to build website, till today you never did here you are advising innocent NigerianS about how to go about their business.
i still have evidence of all our chat here in whats app incase you want to deny it.
What will be good for you is to return my money i beg you in the Name of God.
TO ALL NIGERIANS WHO WANT TO TRANSACT BUSINESS ONLINE
Please shine your eyes, it is not all of them that are criminal though but large percentages are looking for whom to dupe.
DAVID SAFE PLS RETURN MY MONEY FOR GOD SAKE
celibate:


Nice information.

Permission to publish this please...

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Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by mokoshalb(m): 1:26pm On Mar 16, 2016
Freakypinky:
I wish I had seen this earlier. I probably wouldn't have lost my money to that idi.ot I asked to make me a blog.
oo sowie dre...
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Dee60: 1:27pm On Mar 16, 2016
Rule 1

Dont give a job to someone with an 'impressive record' whose office is his laptop and who has no address or business card! 50 per cent chance he will end up defrauding you. I have learnt my lessons.
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by drss(m): 1:30pm On Mar 16, 2016
me sef i wan learn graphics n web design.
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by alabi10: 1:31pm On Mar 16, 2016
1. Check out the web developer's website first
2. Dont pay cash, pay into his corporate account or issue cross cheque in favour of a corporate entity, no individual account. If he is serious about his trade he will run his business as a legal entity
3. Research about him on the web, using facebook, nairaland and google
4. Buy your domain in your name, no developer should do that for you. Even if you loss your money dont loss your domain.
I BUILD WEBSITE AND I BUILD THEM RIGHT
08034265103, INFO@ALABIANSOLUTIONS.COM
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by Insightz(m): 1:31pm On Mar 16, 2016
@BrandR

Thank you very much for this brilliant post. It follows that we need to keep on sensitizing ourselves. Are you a designer yourself?
Re: Steps To Avoid Fraudulent Web Designers. by celestialAgent(m): 1:32pm On Mar 16, 2016
Dee60:
Rule 1
Dont give a job to someone with an 'impressive record' whose office is his laptop and who has no address or business card! 50 per cent chance he will end up defrauding you. I have learnt my lessons.

Say not so my dear FOR many are real, but bereft of capital to project a bureau. Their cognizance about web development will prolly astonish you should you endeavor to patronize the apt ones..

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