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Be Careful with Time Wasters in HAF Section

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by nikchaing, Nov 10, 2016.

  1. nikchaing

    nikchaing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP UnGagged Attendee

    Apr 24, 2013
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    I know this has been mentioned a couple times already, just wanted to share my story.

    Copied from my feedback for @israinsolutions :

    Just like many other freelancers that frequent the HAF section, this guy claims to be able to do just about anything.
    To be fair he did do one job for me, but it was super simple.
    This gave me the confidence to ask him to try another project for me that was a bit harder.

    After sending him the CLEAR CUT instructions and provided code, he proceeded to say he could do the job and also in the 24 hour time period. We came to an agreement and he started "working"

    Fast forward a couple hours, he asks for payment and the job isn't even complete. He provided screenshots that made it seem like the program was functioning as needed (more on this later).
    I agreed to pay 70% if he sends me the code he has so far (before he goes to sleep).
    Of course he is replying on Skype very fast until I send the payment, and then he goes dark (Gee I wonder why).

    Fast forward to past the 24 hour deadline, he sends me incomplete code and says it's "done"
    I have to say, it's amazing he tried to scam me on such a small and simple project.
    This guy basically wrote the code to print out the desired results, so from the screenshots i thought it was good to go, but when you check the code it's complete shit.

    If that wasn't bad enough, he also copy pasted some functions from "another project", and literally left it at that - didn't even alter the snippet to match my project.

    This guy accepted the job knowing he couldn't do it.
    This guy accepted my money knowing he didn't do the job.
    He sent me essentially doctored screenshots to make me think he was doing it right.
    He only refunded me once I finally freaked out and said I would shitlist him.
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