Seattle Web Design
Blog > Hearing Impaired Website Design for New Company and Wants to Pay With Credit Card

Meet the author:
Jill Olkoski

Jill has a MA in Clinical Psychology, a BS in Computer Science, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering.

She currently owns Aldebaran Web Design in Edmonds (near Seattle WA) and enjoys educating her clients on topics related to small business website design.

In Jill's previous life, she spent 17 years in the engineering and quality organizations of a Fortune 100 tech company.

 


Hearing Impaired Website Design for New Company and Wants to Pay With Credit Card

April 28th, 2015

I have received no less than four text messages, all sent from a different phone number, with a similar message. An alleged “hearing impaired person” wants to know if I can “handle website design for a new company” and wants to know if I “accept credit cards as form of payment”. After the first two texts, I replied no, and please stop texting me. Now I’ve received an email with the subject “Web Design Is Needed” and the message is:

Hello I am Micheal Jay and i am hearing impaired i need know if you can handle website design for a new company and i also need to know if you accept credit cards as form of payment ?

The email I received today was from
michealjayjay@outlook.com and sent from a hotmail account, IP
65.55.90.71

This has all the markers of some kind of scam targeting web designers.

Here are links to similar reports:

http://wolfcreektechnology.com/post/Scam-Targets-Web-Designers

http://blog.ihenix.com/nearly-got-scammed/

Jill
--------------
J. Olkoski
Aldebaran Web Design, Seattle
Jill Olkoski has a BS in Engineering, a BS in Computer Science and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She delights in using her advanced technical and psychological skills to help small business owners develop cost-effective and successful websites.



Comments are closed.



 ©2006 - © Aldebaran Web Design Seattle, A DBA of Aldebaran Services LLC
Blog Email Subscription:
Search Blog Articles: