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Client bailed mid-project unable to get into contact....is he dead??

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by AOWeb, May 30, 2014.

  1. AOWeb

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    I worked for this guy on a project for about 2 months, at the VEEEERY last milestone he disappeared. Hasn't gotten back to me in about a month, actually owes me $500+ dollars. I would be angry, but this guy is an actual internet-active person..very "googleable", and I think something is REAAAALLY wrong. I feel like if he bailed he would have at least stolen the designs or something. It just doesnt make any sense. Any of you ever run into a problem like this?
     
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    Whats steps have you taken so far?

    Could be a family emergency.
     
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    are you looking for Matt? (cutts) :)
     
  4. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    whats his name lets see if we can find him.

    this happens a lot in this industry i notice, a lot of people disappear for a few weeks and then come back, maybe he has a drug/ alcohol problem and goes on a bender a few weeks at a time
     
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    Its very sad that people lack basic morals :( .

    OP just have upfront money policy and try to convince your clients by showing them good reviews & previous work.
     
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    This is only the bazillionth time someone from this forum was owed money and the client bailed. Take your bumps and learn your lesson and for god's sake stop wasting time worrying about the guy that probably just took you.
     
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    I never write before I'm paid (unless it's a first-time client whom is reputable, in which case I go half and half).

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    This is a job for W130SN lol
     
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