Currently working on developing new websites in a niche that I have much experience with. Got a proposal from a new web developer who said he worked on some fairly well known websites in the niche by our competitors. Was sceptical that he actually worked on those projects... >If you can prove that you made those websites, then we will discuss the project with you. >>What kind of proof do you need? >Up to you. Just want to know that you really worked on the projects. Have had contractors submit fake proposals in the past And then be sent us the usernames and passwords to four websites run by a competitor. They were pretty good websites too. Good link profiles, well put together, professional, rank for some decent keywords. I mean we could literally delete their websites. Or 301 them to one of our own sites. We could steal their leads, insert links, and do a lot of other things that wouldn't exactly be good for our competitor. Not going to do that, since we respect (most) of our competitors. But wow. Remember to change the passwords to any websites that anyone develops for you (or have them develop locally and send the code to you / don't give them login information in the first place). Turned down that contractor's proposal. Wouldn't trust him with any of our websites.