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Suggestions For Utilizing Facebook To Build Referrals?

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Has anyone found a great system for automating referrals through a simpleFacebook page

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How To Actually Generate Customers On Professional Networks: Part 1

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10 Actually Actionable Benefits Of List Building

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Website Designers, Are You Getting Scam Emails?

By Alexandre Lemoing · Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 · Tagged in General Discussion



Hi guys, so I keep getting text messages or emails from "Clients" that are on the other side of the continent and they all sound the same. It goes pretty much like this:

"I am wondering if you can design my website, and also if you take credit card as a Payment method?" There is never a whole lot of info and honestly I've never replied to any of them.

Has anyone else received these types of messages, and if this is a scam, what are they trying to do??

Thanks!

Jeremy Brown from Affordevelopment Website and Mobile App Development Group
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yes they are scams. I only accept payment with CC through PayPal or check or money order. They will ask if you could use a different processor you say no. I get these all the time.


Alexandre Lemoing from Outrun Studio
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Yep, when dealing with strangers, I usually request a Cashier's check to be mailed, or a 50% deposit via Paypal. So far so good.

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Jeffrey Demos from Deimos Designs
4 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The scam I think is that they overpay you for some reason or another. Sometimes it's extra money to pay "their writer" or some other ridiculous reason. Once they give you the money, they'll ask for part of the money back, and then when you pay them, the check bounces or the card gets declined. Craigslist and MANY of those "pay for leads" sites like thumbtack are lousy with them lately.


Alexandre Lemoing from Outrun Studio
1 Local Recommends Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

that makes sense Jeffrey. I am glad I followed my gut instinct instead of wasting time and effort with that.


Adam Wood from Azunga Marketing, LLC
8 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Thumbtack is getting hit hard with these lately


Jeffrey Demos from Deimos Designs
4 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

have you had any luck with thumbtack? It seems like mostly low paying clients and scammers. Are any of those sites worth it?


Adam Wood from Azunga Marketing, LLC
8 Locals Recommend Them • Replied on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I have but not many. There's a few good leads but most aren't very good. I'm not a fan of the cost per lead as many are scams or low ballers which then end up costing a bunch.


Malik from DTech Networks
2 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Saturday, June 24, 2017

Hey Alexandre,

You should consider using re-captcha for any form submissions such as contact form, quotes requests. This will reduce and most likely eliminate these spams email. Also, you can add spam filter to your inbox. We can assist you with all of that if you would lik PM to discuss it.


Eric Rosenberg from Launch Bay Lab
0 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Not legit. Been a rather large influx of these lately, even as text messages. All part of purchasing a domain without privacy. You may also find "your business qualifies for a loan" or "we get you #1 on google". These are all false claims and are scammers looking to make quick work of those new to the field. Ignore them and move on.

Paul Niebuhr from Synergy Innovative Systems
1 Local Recommends Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alexandre,

Very bad situation. They will give you a bad card number. See this page for a full explanation:

https://wolfcreekweb.com/post/Scam-Targets-Web-Des...

Paul

Greg Newell from 50Bubbles
5 Locals Recommend Them • Answered on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Get them all the time. They always have someone else on the project that can't take credit cards so they ask you to charge the whole project and send the check to the third party. That third party cashes your check and then you end up with a chargeback. Out of curiosity, I've entertained these guys to the point of the transaction: but of course I'm not going to run the transaction. At that point I get called a few names because apparently I've wasted their time!!! You know, they could have been scamming someone else.

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