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Instagram Bot Scam

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by abuhanifa, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. abuhanifa

    abuhanifa Senior Member

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    Hello all , I am creating this thread to inform you all that Preston Million is a scammer . I don't know his BHW username , his Skype is prestonmillion and if you Google for the same , you can find his other social networking accounts . He asked me to get an Instagram Like Bot done where he can upload accounts and give like to any image . Deal was for $300 and he didn't make any upfront payment . There was no Big money involved so i didn't pressurize him for upfront payment . I delivered the bot and there was some problem with his accounts . I got the bot re coded twice or thrice and he kept on testing the bot and asking for new modifications and didn't pay me a single penny . Today i talked to him and asked for payment for last time , He didn't pay me and said that he needed that bot a month ago . $300 is not a big amount but there is something like KARMA .
    I believe life is an echo , you get back what you do with others . I could have wasted my time destroying him but i decided to inform you people , so that he can not scam any one of you .

    P.S. :- I would like suggestion on how i can use that bot and make some money .
     
  2. dunhill

    dunhill Power Member

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    easy... sell the bot here.. give beta tester to BHW members.. if the bot success, your are good to go.. count me in for beta tester.. hehehe
     
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  3. blueplanet

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    put some proof like as skype chat logs ............
     
  4. 1337Alec

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    If your bot has an account creator you can sell followers & accounts and also sell your bot here on the forums. I make a nice profit from selling Instagram followers.
     
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  5. Raven13

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    start selling ur bot as everybody says! See the positive side ;)
     
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  6. mynameis940

    mynameis940 Power Member

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    Start selling the bot and you will still profit.
    Also next time you try to make a sale like this, make some kind of protection (HWID) so he can't really scam you.
     
  7. The Web Designer

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    Thanks for the heads up, but you really need to give proofs. Did you meet this guy in BHW?
     
  8. Seo Lover

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    First read the Shit List Rules

    And second when you dont know his / her username

    then you are wasting time , as once he read that thread he will

    change his / her skype name . So how we know him / her ?
     
  9. abuhanifa

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    I missed his username and about skype chat , i can paste here a few portion :-

    [10/6/2012 6:13:19 AM] abuhaneefa7: Hey buddy
    [10/6/2012 6:13:23 AM] abuhaneefa7: your bot is ready
    [10/6/2012 6:13:50 AM] abuhaneefa7: you can check the demo at ***********************************
    [10/6/2012 6:13:53 AM] abuhaneefa7: username : admin
    [10/6/2012 6:14:00 AM] abuhaneefa7: password : adminpass
    [10/6/2012 6:14:24 AM] abuhaneefa7: you can make payment in my paypal .
    [10/6/2012 6:14:32 AM] abuhaneefa7: paypal email -************
    [10/6/2012 6:14:53 AM] abuhaneefa7: i will send you bot as soon as i receive $300 in my account .
    [10/6/2012 6:15:06 AM] abuhaneefa7: Let me know if you find any error .
    [10/6/2012 6:16:43 AM] abuhaneefa7: btw in field of password put testpass
    [10/6/2012 6:16:52 AM] abuhaneefa7: password : testpass
    [10/6/2012 7:23:12 PM] abuhaneefa7: tested ?
    [10/7/2012 10:35:31 AM] abuhaneefa7: (think)
    [10/8/2012 4:56:22 AM] abuhaneefa7: there?
    [10/8/2012 5:25:11 AM] Preston Million: hey there, I tried testing this out but it's not working. How do I get the correct image id?

    Usual talks and then next part

    [10/10/2012 10:32:04 PM] Preston Million: great testing now. Will test on 3-4 pics at different speeds. What is your paypal
    [10/10/2012 10:32:20 PM] abuhaneefa7: :)
    [10/10/2012 10:32:25 PM] abuhaneefa7: ***************
    [10/10/2012 10:34:45 PM] Preston Million: thanks i will be back shortly. will send from ***************
    [10/10/2012 10:34:57 PM] abuhaneefa7: ok
    [10/10/2012 10:34:59 PM] abuhaneefa7: :)
    [10/11/2012 3:27:39 AM] abuhaneefa7: waiting for the payment
    [10/12/2012 7:43:58 PM] abuhaneefa7: where are you ?
    [10/12/2012 7:44:05 PM] abuhaneefa7: i am still waiting for my payment
    [10/12/2012 7:44:11 PM] abuhaneefa7: make it within 24 hours
    [10/12/2012 11:21:11 PM] abuhaneefa7: where are you man ??
    [10/12/2012 11:21:12 PM] abuhaneefa7: :|
    [10/13/2012 12:19:53 AM] abuhaneefa7: (think)
    [10/14/2012 7:39:39 AM] abuhaneefa7: i am gonna put you in shitlist on this monday
    [10/14/2012 10:44:34 AM] abuhaneefa7: here you are
    [10/14/2012 10:44:39 AM] abuhaneefa7: where have you been ?
    [10/14/2012 10:44:54 AM] Preston Million: I'm no longer interested in your bot. You're gonna put me on a shitlist on Monday?
    [10/14/2012 10:45:10 AM] Preston Million: I'll get it developed by another coder. Thank you, though


    Then we talked more and he asked for another modification and so on and today finally i gave up .
     
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  10. abuhanifa

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    I hope i am not breaking any rule here and i am not telling you his skype name , I have shared here his skype id and i believe one can not change skype id of the same account .
     
  11. masush300

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    i think its same person who scammed me 140$ 2 month ago
    its same as urs ,bez ,his taking way was little bit same i found
    but now i donot care as its 2 month ago
    he might keep changing his skype id ,whole things being anomolous
    i even donot know his skype id now ,lol

    I learnt a lession
    Make demo -Conform-Full Version-payment-Release
     
  12. SocialMedia10

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    Hello BHW, I am the one who placed an order with user abuhanifa for an instagram bot and would like to explain what happened.

    I was needing three bots developed: Instagram | Twitter | SMS Flooder

    I posted a thread on BHW and then started chatting with abuhanifa via skype.
    He told me that he makes bots and so I explained what I was looking for. I told him that the Instagram one was the priority and outlined exactly what I needed: A bot where I can load in a list of accounts and like a certain picture - that's all.
    abuhanifacomes back a few days later and notifies me that he has reviewed the Twitter API and quotes me $250. I said that sounds fine, but that Instagram was the priority. He said he hasn't studied the API yet and that he'd like to develop the Twitter bot first. I told him that I am not interested in the Twitter one right now as I need the Instagram ASAP. He got mad that I didn't want the Twitter bot right then because he had spent time studying the API. abuhanifa reports back the next day and says the he is ready to make the Instagram bot and quotes me $400. He then tells me all of the features it will have (Following, Unfollow, Hashtag etc.). I told him that I don't want any of those features. I just want to be able to like images from a list of accounts. He then said that he never thought about that feature and that the cost would be much higher... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? - Anyway, this was on 9/19/12. He finally understands what I need and says it will take 10 days.

    16 days later abuhanifa tells me that the bot is ready. I tested it on day 18 but the bot would not recognize image ids from Webstagram. He tried to claim that my accounts weren't active. Anyway, two days later (now day 20) he tells me that the bot now works however I could not get it to work on my end. Apparently he made the bot to where it will only work with IG accounts that have a complete profile (bio, pics etc.)

    He made a few changes and I tested it again a few days later but his host was down blah blah blah.
    I'm ready to move on at this point. I told him several times that I'm no longer interested as I can't get it to work. I shouldn't have to worry about all the ins and outs of everything. I just want to be able to open a program, import a list + image id and then click start.

    I've recently purchased over $150 worth of Instagram bots and am trying my best to contribute to BHW. I tried to be lenient with
    abuhanifa but it became exhausting and so I moved on. I hope that you give the accusation above little to know value and find me at no fault.

    BTW: in case you haven't figured it out, abuhanifa doens't actually make bots like he initially claimed.

    *not sure of the rules pertaining to posts of this nature but I do requests that this thread be removed*

    Thank you
     
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  13. SocialMedia10

    SocialMedia10 BANNED BANNED

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    Also, I forgot to mention that in addition to spending $150+ on Instagram bots from members of the forum, I also remitted an upfront payment of $700+ to XGC for his Twitter services.
     
  14. abuhanifa

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    I never claimed that i am the one who codes the bot , More over you never told me what kind of accounts you are having . I modified the bot as per your demands and you were the one who didn't get the image id thing right . And in all my texts i can't keeo mentioning that i am not the one who is coding . So , i simply said that i read the API . But who is coding the bot , that hardly matters , what matters the most is you like the bot , you say that You will receive your payment from ****@gmail.com and suddenly you come back and say there is some problem . I re-modified the bot according to your demands . I kept on trying to make a bot according to your demand and you used to go offline without telling me that you don't respond on weekends and more over even in week days you didn't reply to my texts for 2-4 days . What do you expect from me now ?
     
  15. r4ys--

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    outsourcing arbitrage gone wrong :)
    better deal with the real coder instead.
     
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  16. abuhanifa

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    More over he asked for an agreement that i wouldn't create another like bot for Instagram . I was ready for that too he said he will get the agreement ready and make my payment . And he came back again with another error . If you people like i can paste this chat here .
     
  17. abuhanifa

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    Its not about the coder buddy , its about the buyer . I delivered the bot and did all required modification .
     
  18. InternetUser

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    i might grab it from you to check it out since i feel bad for ya :p only if you let me test it though

    add me on skype: internetuserskype
     
  19. SocialMedia10

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    I hardly ever work with 3rd parties; I like to work direct. You indicated that YOU make bots when we first met and so I engaged in further conversation and hired you to make the program. Obtaining the correct image ID was not my error. If I recall right, you had to ask your developer and report back to me the next day.

    Bottom line is that you were late on delivery, the bot had many errors and kept having to be modified (I shouldn't have to load in completed profiles for it to work - not sure why it wasn't coded correctly the first time), and I wasn't able to test the final version.

    I'm not very active but I have paid BHW members roughly $1,000 for various products and services. I'm not out to scam anyone.


    Tips on how to get this thread removed would be appreciated!
     
  20. bz

    bz Hammerzeit Staff Member Premium Member

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    Why are the parts of your logs edited out after he's having an issue? Did it work properly or did it not? If it had issues through the entire process then him pulling out of the deal isn't a scam.