I needed help with my Wordpress blog, and I put an ad on Craigslist. After getting an email reply, I met with this guy Scott Hawkins in a Cafe, he convinced me that he could do the work I needed done quickly. I payed him $300 in a check.
He doesn't answer his phone. A week later he spent about 5 minutes messing up my blog and then he sent me an email saying he did some work. The email was obviously meant to confuse me. He hadn't actually done anything I asked him to. He didn't respond to my emails after that.
Then I found this site and realized I'd been robbed.
Here is original email reply he sent me:
from 4 Celling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
date Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 11:25 AM
subject Scott Hawkins in San Francisco - WORDPRESS designer
hide details Oct 20 (10 days ago)
Hi, my name is Scott Hawkins...saw your ad and my specialty is Wordpress.
Below are some recent examples of Wordpress sites I've done.
It sounds like you have a lot of issues...I'm sure I can help on many if not all of them...so let's find out!
(I don't know KungFu..but I know Mexican Judo)
Let's talk, I need the work and you need the job done right :)
This can can be done TODAY if we can meet to discuss and get started.
I'm coming into the City, the Mission, after 2PM.
Here's a few of our projects:
Wordpress sites we've recently worked on:
http://www.adcallmedia.com (entire site, frontend, backend, logo, UI, video, etc. Wordpress framework)
http://www.handscribed.com/lansi (work in progress)
http://propertyhost.phonecasting.com (48 hours concept to completion, including logo, etc)
http://www.4celling.com/wp (one of the aspects of what Songnumbers.com does as a business, we did the whole site, Wordpress framework)
http://www.maddogenergyproducts.com/vendor (username and password are "tex")
http://www.autocallz.com (work in progress)
http://www.handscribed.com/lansi (sandbox work in progress for medical group in Los Angeles)
Other recent sites:
http://www.songnumbers.com (entire site, backend, admin, etc. still in Beta, you'd have to go thru the sign up process to really see it)
http://www.vidicomgroupinc.com (primary umbrella for 4celling.com, designed the entire site)
http://www.mobillcash.com (parts of the UI)
http://www.phonecasting.com (parts and pieces of the UI and strategy)
http://www.podlinez.com (strategy, admin, user experience)
http://www.podlinez.com/premium/ (updated premium service page for above)
http://berkeleycharterboats.com/ (recent site for charter boat service, Wordpress framework)
http://www.greenautoshop.com (part time interest of ours, we're friends with the owners, did the entire site)
http://www.listinglooking.com (entire site, real estate venture in the East Bay, as yet unused by the principals)
http://www.capturetheglow.com (Flash XML based photography site for artist in Oakland)
http://www.clubkiss.us (Flash site for San Francisco club)
http://www.thedeliciousparty.com (as above... :)
http://www.crushlab.com/blog (highly customized Wordpress backend for monthly SF dating event, to be used soon by owners)
http://www.512art.com (work for tattoo artist in Austin, Wordpress framework)
http://www.keepaustinmoving.com (simple site for Austin TX moving company, Wordpress framework)
Some logo work:
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