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A Friend of mine is in need of help

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  1. Eagle Eye

    Eagle Eye Senior Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a friend who lives in London and who has had a real tough time lately. He posted this on facebook and I just thought maybe there was someone in England who might be able to help (i am in the states). I know its a long shot but you never know. Here is his post:

    YOUR HELP IS REQUIRED
    My graphic design website is www.tar-media.com
    my main business in the States was www.kc-group.net

    I am still the legal owner and sole shareholder in both The KC Group llc and Paver Grout llc. During my year in immigration detention my ex-wife unlawfully took control of both corporations and all their assets. I have returned to the U.K. with no access to any corporate control or revenue from any of my business interests in the U.S. I can remedy this by hiring a U.S. attorney to file suit and potentially there is a substantial damages suit according to florida law statutes the damages in this case can be punitive actual and special.

    I need to get back on my feet fast. I have a complete back up of my design studio software from the U.S. but I need an I-Mac year 2011 or newer to set it up on. If anyone would consider bartering one in return for developing designing or managing any type of media project, marketing plan, website deign etc, promotional materials, sales literature etc.
    Thank you for your consideration
    Taun.
     
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  3. Eagle Eye

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    I knew that was coming but this is 100% for real. I just thought maybe someone could help a fellow human being out as I am unable to.
     
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    Come on. You can pick up a PC on eBay for £40.00. It would get him started. A computer is a computer - I do my entire job on a PC - 80+ hours per week and I have a single core celeron with 1gb of ram which I got given :)
     
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    The next shitlist thread will be titled "2011 Apple Mac stolen by scammer"
     
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    If he is still the legal owner then there is nothing to worry about. He just gets a lawyer, shows proof of his ownership and sorted.
     
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  7. Eagle Eye

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    I dont really know the details about why he needs the I mac but like I said I was just trying to be of assistance to him as he has helped me in the past. but you are right he could probably find a cheap one somewhere if he had the cash which I do not think he does as he is not able to access the revenue from his company. Also this is someone I know personally not just online. Please do not blow this out of proportion as I am just trying to help him somehow.

    Also of note from your post is the fact that the computer you are working on was given to you.....how ironic
     
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    Hey guys I lost all my cars, now I am in need of a bike. But it can only be a 18 speed $500 raleigh bike, the ones from Walmart don't work for my task of bicycle riding.
     
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    Yes I have a few spare, what road does he live on in Lagos, I will post it out to him.
     
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    What company, what revenue? His site is not indexed at Google and it looks like crap.
     
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    I see your trying to do a favour for your friend, maybe someone can help.
     
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    He should be thanking her for taking that website off his hands. For a design company, that website is terrible. You'd be doing him a favour if you suggest he finds a new career.

    Can easily buy a 2nd hand desktop and make a few grand on Fiverr - but with work like that he's going to struggle to compete - even with cheap designers, I'm afraid.
     
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  14. Eagle Eye

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    I did not say he was very talented and yes he probably should explore other employment but he is in real bad shape and I feel sorry for him and just wanted to help. i do thank you all for taking the time to read my post though. Peace be with you and yours
     
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    I just learned of this dilemma today and do not know the exact details. Also there is the fact he was in immigration detention for over 1 year so maybe that is why the WHOIS hasn't been updated.

    I now realize this request is a bit unrealistic and I apologize for wasting anyone's time
     
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    It is good that you are helping a friend in need.
    I know, why don't you send him a paypal payment then he can get whatever Mac he wants?
     
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    You've got to be kidding... Design? LOL

    Have you even met the guy in real life? Or are you just vouching for someone you've only spoken to online?
     
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    Did he design his websites on a spectrum zx?
     
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    I would if i could but I have a wife and 3 children to support. Things are real tight for me now. My wife would never understand as well so that really is not an option.
     
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    I have already mentioned this in a previous post but to answer your question yes I do know him in real life. In fact he was my sisters boyfriend when we lived in Amersham, England. I have not spoken to him in years though to be honest but I knew him well and he did help me alot in my youth.

    Also as previously mentioned i do realize now what a ridiculous request this is and i should have thought about it more before i posted it here. It was a bad decision on my part and I should have known that I would get flamed hard on this forum.....lol. I am just good hearted by nature and sometimes this trait has a negative effect. Once again I apologize for wasting your time.
     
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