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Raj G is a scammer

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by iagotheinsane, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    This guy posts on Craigslist claiming to be an experienced developer of sorts.

    He uses various combinations of Rag G emails and names.

    raj_ameri@hotmail.com
    rlg_in1@Yahoo.com

    I asked him to create a simple button with percentage calculation and he said no problem. We agreed on the price and I paid him half. Weeks go by and I don't hear from him. He finally responds with this:

    Hi,

    This project has been a real complicated one & i have been worked on this since Saturday & have worked for around 25 hours so far.....The total price for this project would have been somewhere around -- 200$ & i havent thought that it would have taken so much of time really...You have paid me 50$ so far & if you can send me remaining 150$ via paypal [Paypal ID = rlg_in1@Yahoo.com] that will help.

    It's a bit complicated process. I am putting it step by step.

    1. I have already installed the wp-polls plugin from the admin pannel.

    2. Open the folder wp-content/plugins/wp-polls . rwplace the polls-js.js with the file attached in this email.

    3. Upload the thu.png to images folder of your current theme.

    4. Add the lines in style.txt file to the style sheet of your theme.

    5. I have modified the templates in the admin panel.

    6. Create a poll in the admin panel with question and answer.

    7. I have put a file called code.txt as attachment.

    8. Modify the code according to your poll question and answer.

    9. Paste the code in the post.

    Regards,
    Rajesh G

    He basically installed a plugin and gave me code that doesn't work. Of course I reply back asking for my money back (which I knew I wasn't going to get) and to let him know that anyone that knows how to truly code would have been done in 5-6 hours tops.

    I didn't get a reply which I expected. I just wanted to let everyone know about his guy so he doesn't scam anyone else.
     
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  2. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    Dadelius Regular Member

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    Is he a member here?
     
  4. Master Decryption

    Master Decryption Registered Member

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    wow man that sucks! sorry to hear for your loss.. people are like that sometimes... did you talk to him before interview him to see if he had any experience?
     
  5. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    I did ask him him and he was enthusiastic and claimed it was easy. Lesson learned for me. Next time I hire someone I will ask a ton of technical questions.
     
  6. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    There is a raj g here and I asked him, but of course he/she denied it. My instincts tell me it's the same person, but I cant prove it.
     
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  7. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    go to his profile and send him a email that way.. and ask him to reply the email... then u can see his email ...;)
     
  8. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    BHW email can be changed, ya know ;)
     
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    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    Full Name: Rajesh Gavali
     
  10. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I see ;) you learn something new every...
     
  11. _Chip_

    _Chip_ Senior Member

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  12. ericsson

    ericsson Elite Member Premium Member

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    More posts from same guy.

    Code:
    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showpost.php?p=6052499&postcount=7
    Code:
    http://bangalore.craigslist.co.in/cps/1998348571.html
     
  13. darkface

    darkface Senior Member

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    I would be very careful with what you are saying here. If it is not the same person than you are effectively ruining the rep of someone on this forum. Y ou're aware that you can get banned for this ?
     
  14. iagotheinsane

    iagotheinsane Junior Member

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    I never said it was the same person. I just found it coincidental that the same time I was chatting with the member here about the delay in product delivery, I finally get a response from raj g asking for more time.
     
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    25 hours?? That would not take more than 25 min, if not less. Uploading files, one image and copy pasting a code for $200? That's ridiculous. You should claim a dispute with paypal right away.
     
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    -Creationtc- Regular Member

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    really sad :(
    F*** the cheaters..
     
  18. nixnash

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    he is from bangalore??
     
  19. koolbrian

    koolbrian Registered Member

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    These guys are shame for their country as well as the profession. I saw people doing a whole custom wordpress theme from less than $50 then how come he expects $200 for the plugin install :S
     
  20. laddermatch

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    That's an awful experience. Good luck with your future endeavours. It's a hard pill to swallow. I had a guy get $500 from me (he was someone I'd worked with once, but that had been OK), and bailed. I'm still trying to remedy the situation so unless he's sorted it by next weekend I'll have to join you in naming and shaming