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Old 13 Sep 2015, 19:35
Legende Legende is offline
 
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User blocks me (Scam)?

Hi

I've paid someone some pounds for making me an addon in this forum. Now the user blocks my PM/email? What can i do?

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Old 13 Sep 2015, 19:47
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Not much you can do, if they scammed you then it is a expensive learning experience.
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 19:59
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Would be good if the user gets banned, so others don't make the same expensive mistake ..
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 20:27
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VBulletin does not get involved in disputes between two parties that entered into a agreement. Best thing is buyer beware.
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 20:45
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I'm sorry to hear that

Scandal
I recommend him. He has many positives review too & very reasonable price
I also like his policy.

He creates the product and hosts it on his test website. You can test out and report any bugs/suggestions/improvements to him.
Once you're satisfied with the product, you pay him.

I probably wouldn't let any other coder tell me otherwise regarding policy for payment.
Unless they're a reputable company like DB Tech.
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Old 13 Sep 2015, 22:10
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Thanks but i really had good experience before hiring on this board. He wanted also the paypal payment as a gift to avoid fees .. well i learned my lesson now.
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Old 14 Sep 2015, 00:10
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Wanting as a gift should have been a giant red flag.
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Old 14 Sep 2015, 02:24
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Wanting as a gift should have been a giant red flag.
I wouldn't necessarily say that. I don't bother with it but some groups I'm with "non forum ppl" ask for payment with paypals friends and family all the time, or they'll add 3% to the total.

I would say that paying for something ahead of time with someone you hadn't dealt with before and not seeing anything yet, would be a red flag.
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Old 14 Sep 2015, 02:32
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If it a trusted group, or person then it is understandable. But when someone you know is trying to circumvent one system, then I would question their integrity.
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Old 14 Sep 2015, 05:01
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IF and I mean IF you posted this as a paid request, in the actual paid request forum then you can provide short and simple feedback in the same paid request thread. This cannot be discussed in the open forum if using their name etc. Its ok to discuss it, as it stands now in this current thread as no names were given and you simply asked for community advice on the subject .

Reference:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=136844

Have an American Express Card? If they still do this (last time I heard they did) use it to pay via PayPal - if they cheat you then file a complaint with both PayPal and American Express, AE will issue a refund despite whether PayPal does or not *typically as they side with their customers. Also never give as a gift via PayPal... if they do forum work then they should be paying the fees, that to me is a red flag as well because if you're not claiming all that you make then you're ripping off the government on your tax return and the government can throw you in a cell and the key along with it so sure they'll cheat you in a heartbeat what are you going to do throw Ice Cream at them if they don't deliver the product? Lovely! <-- That's the only solid advice I can give you aside from checking references and if it sounds too good to be true, it is!
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Old 15 Sep 2015, 13:09
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They were scamming PayPal with your help, not surprised they scammed you.

I never pay someone using the family/friend option on PayPal unless I'm really using it to send money to family. If they're worried about the 3% or whatever PayPal takes they should have asked for 3% more money to begin with.

I sometimes don't know people are like that until its too late, in those cases I send them the extra few dollars and pay normally, and never do business with them again.
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Old 15 Sep 2015, 13:48
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It goes both ways.. I've been shafted more times than I care to count when it comes to getting paid once the work is done. In fact, no one here on this site has paid up as agreed when I have accepted work from them and completed it.

They were my best bud until the work was done and then I could not even get them to respond to any correspondence. So needless to say, I tend to shy away from anyone on this site asking for help or for any work to be done.

For some reason, most just don't realize the amount of time and effort that goes into creating something like this.. http://billstelling.com/forum.php
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Old 15 Sep 2015, 15:34
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I usually ask for nothing until the work is done and so far most have paid me as promised.

Nice work Bill! I love the slider. Very unique!
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Old 15 Sep 2015, 16:13
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Thanks Richie.. It's DBtech's slider, just redone to suite the clients needs. Just finished on the 4.2.3 conversion for the style as it was causing issues from being started on a 4.1.9 site. I completely rebuilt it on a clean default vb style. The header was a pain to mod, Getting the z-index sorted was the biggest headache..

Going to start redoing his themes based on the light and dark versions I just redid.. This is pretty much how it will look once I have it all done. The header and footer that is.. http://os-evolve.com/?styleid=6 That is from the original 4.1.9 style before I rebuilt the masters this week.
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Old 15 Sep 2015, 17:08
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Originally Posted by Legende View Post
Hi

I've paid someone some pounds for making me an addon in this forum. Now the user blocks my PM/email? What can i do?

Regards
Wait lemme guess: It's this guy I describe right here, correct?

He's not blocking anyone, he is "unlicensed" now. Therefore can't do PMs. Also can't use vBorg to rip anyone else off.
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