Hey, it’s been a slow summer, so when an email comes in promising a high-dollar job for what looks like simple HTML formatting of existing content, I give it consideration despite the prospective client’s atrocious command of the language. Not *much* consideration, though. Sounds suspiciously like a certain Nigerian dialect common to form letters distributed to credit card thieves.
Thanks for your swift response and l have small scale business which i want to turn into large scale business now it located in city 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 . [website url redacted] 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.
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 [website url redacted]
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 $2000 to $4000
Kindly get back to me with:
(1) an estimate
(2) your cell phone number
(3) And will like to know if you are the owner ??
Oh, man. You can wave that kind of money in a man’s face and it can make him quite incautious, but seriously, this stinks of a phishing expedition – and also, WTF is a “Gacillia Nut”??
Well, what the Gacilla Nut turns out to be is a handy unique search term which you can use to discover exactly what this email is all about. I tried Gacillia Nut on Google, and yup. Turns up nothing but scam alerts saying that if you engage these guys, they try to get you to run a charge on a stolen credit card and send them a cut back. You end up eating the chargeback, fees plus the amount you send them back, which is of course the whole point of the scam. Beware, fellow web architects, the egg-sucking dogs are after us now. :P