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    Arrow Warning About Another Member!

    Hello,

    I feel inclined to post a warning to the board about fellow member: soroushhost and his questionable actions.

    He approached me wanting some work doing on his server so I kindly given a quote to what he wanting to cut a deal so from my $70 quote we settled on $65 in the end for: Security/Hardening + Litespeed optimization.

    Upon gaining access to the server I went ahead and got the server secured then got straight into the Litespeed Configuration to make life easyer for myself I had the uninstall Litespeed because from time to time I have seen mis-configuration from the setup point, etc

    Later I discovered the server was actually under attack as already asked by me to the client but their answer was its been like this for 2 years now.

    Upon asking the client on a different day how long this has been going on they say:

    If u mean the slowness and everything I would say about 2-3 hour before my topic in wht.com
    This evening whiles I was eating eat they left a message on my MSN after the work was carried out stating:

    Hi
    i want my money bk mate
    because u didnt fix the server really
    i had to disbale the firewall because it mess my torrent system
    and the problem which u said u will fix
    is still there
    and i just wasted my time for a bit
    i will call paypal up 2marow but if you dont want a case on your paypal account please just kindly send the money bk
    and i dont want anything for the time u wasted
    Here is the URL: http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=1149589

    I shall be posting FULL msn & email communication shortly!

    YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriesN View Post
    Should summarize everything.
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    That's nice of him to waste your time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriesN View Post
    I guess I should be expecting more as the summer draws in

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTrike View Post
    That's nice of him to waste your time.
    Am unsure if am the only one he has pulled this stunt on but for sure the community should be made aware of his actions.

    Maybe its time to increase my pricing yet again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by soroushhost View Post
    i paied more then 15 people/companies by now in past 3 years that i had server(s), noun of them could solve the problems i had
    I wonder why


    Running torrents on the same server as your corporate website and most likely customers?

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    because it mess my torrent system
    I wonder if its being attacked or he has a torrent tracker running... I once had someone run a torrent tracker on shared.. was not a fun mess to clean =\
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    All I can say is WOW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HC-Ro View Post
    I wonder if its being attacked or he has a torrent tracker running... I once had someone run a torrent tracker on shared.. was not a fun mess to clean =\
    I dont like going around disclosing information about the systems I look at nor spilling rubbish like this onto WHT but all in all its not a pretty sight and the client simply didnt want to work with me I only had access to the server for ~24 hours and a good 4+ hours of that was spent sleeping and everything else...

    I understand not everyone has huge amounts to pay for administration but I try to keep my service clean, effective and cost efficient where possible but at times like this it certainly doesnt give simple sailing like everyone else I serve.
    Last edited by cd/home; 04-27-2012 at 08:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    and a good 4+ hours of that was spent sleeping and everything else...
    I'm surprised at much CRAP people are running on their servers it's unreal... you fairly charged him should have charged extra for the DDoS babysitting
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    Who runs a server with a problem thats been going on for 3years! And fail at the poor spelling from him.

    Ive used damien and hes services and can say he knows what his doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik Holben View Post
    I'm surprised at much CRAP people are running on their servers it's unreal... you fairly charged him should have charged extra for the DDoS babysitting
    On the thread ive quoted I have said am issuing a full invoice Via collections for the sum of $425 this includes 5 hours baby sitting time

    He has gone ahead and opened a Paypal dispute as per his threats, All in all this is a person to avoid at all costs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Itslee View Post
    Who runs a server with a problem thats been going on for 3years!
    Exactly, His story changes from one thing to another all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cd/home View Post
    He has gone ahead and opened a Paypal dispute as per his threats, All in all this is a person to avoid at all costs...
    So how much are this new PayPal dispute costing you now? You're down how much? This is absolutely unbelievable he's bad bad news this kiddie... I can only imagine how furious you must be...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrik Holben View Post
    So how much are this new PayPal dispute costing you now? You're down how much? This is absolutely unbelievable he's bad bad news this kiddie... I can only imagine how furious you must be...
    From the other thread I shall be producing a full invoice as per his actions at the moment its:

    Well no you have issued a chargeback yes this is fraud and I shall be phoning the collections team on Monday to issue a full invoice for all works carry out.

    This comes to a total sum of: $425

    Litespeed Configuration/Anti-DDoS = $100
    5 Hours Dedicated Admin Time = $300 ($60/Hour)
    cPanel Security/Hardening = $25

    Because I am nice I shall not add the 1 Hour consultation time
    Of course that is minus fighting the dispute, referral to collections and all the other bits and pieces which when added up consume much time.

    I just hope he is pleased with his actions...
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    Hello,

    Just an update, I was on the phone with Paypal for 20 minutes a moment ago which during that time they looked at my fax and other pieces of information in real time.

    The dispute he has attempted to create shall be closed in the next 5-10 minutes.

    I am not willing to disclose such details about the dispute but what he said within and what he has said on this board are 2 VERY different things.

    In future I shall be sure to take VERY detailed screenshots of the work which I do aswell although times like this are few and far between I simply need to cover myself from people who wish to play games and have questionable tactics.

    Maybe its time this thread was closed aswell.


    EDIT: This very moment I have recieved verification that the dispute has now been indeed closed by Paypal.


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    If soroushhost wants to respond on this thread, he can ask a moderator to have the thread opened back.
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