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    DON'T BUY DESIGN/TEMPLATE CODING SERVICES FROM FureoHosting

    DON'T BUY DESIGN/TEMPLATE CODING SERVICES FROM THE WHT USER FureoHosting

    Do not buy service from this user. I paid him to code a template for Joomla, and he said it would be ready on Sunday... I would have no problem with this normally, but he pretty much disappeared on Saturday, He hasn't responded to the email I sent on Sunday, hasn't responded to me on PM, and he hasn't been on MSN...

    FureoHosting IS A SCAMMER

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    DON'T BUY DESIGN/TEMPLATE CODING SERVICES FROM THE WHT USER FureoHosting

    Do not buy service from this user. I paid him to code a template for Joomla, and he said it would be ready on Sunday... I would have no problem with this normally, but he pretty much disappeared on Saturday, He hasn't responded to the email I sent on Sunday, hasn't responded to me on PM, and he hasn't been on MSN...

    FureoHosting IS A SCAMMER
    try to contact them via phone if you have there number or see the whois for the domain
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    He's in the UK and I'm in the US so that's really not an option (or at least a cheap one)

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    I think you really should have reconsidered making this thread and gave a maximum 3-5 days for the designer to respond. For all you know, he/she could have had a major emergency, ISP problems (which I've had a couple of times before for over 24 hours each time) or something else that could have stopped him/her coming on.

    I'm not saying you're wrong, they could have done a runner with your cash - but sometimes it's better to be sure before taking a chance at your reputation and of course their own

    Good luck getting in contact with the designer.
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    All caps sounds very mature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlshosting View Post
    All caps sounds very mature.
    I did all caps because I don't want anyone else to be scammed by this person

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    How did you send him the money? If credit card you can charge back or PayPal complaint.

    Good luck next time. I usually talk to my clients and try to interview them to make sure they are committed also. This builds the client - service provider relationship and usually leaves me not needing a down-payment because the client is more committed.
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    http://twitter.com/fureohost might help with contact......
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    Would anyone like to do this for free? After being burned, I'm not willing to spend anymore money on this. I would be willing to give you hosting or a link to your site at the footer.

    If you want to do this the link to the preivew of it is: http://ismyreseller.com/imr2.0/

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    you're gonna look silly if this guy's been flattened by a truck or some other mishap.

    not even 3 days late and you're putting out the scammer alert already.....jesus....you might have given the guy a week at least.

    how much did you pay him......$100 or so? and did you pay him all up front?

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    $25 but he was online on WHT today so that accident idea is wrong.

    and yea, I paid up front

    Please merge my 2 posts above this one
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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    I would have no problem with this normally, but he pretty much disappeared on Saturday,
    what did you want him to do mate......stay online and play chatty with you on Saturday night, whilst he was meant to be doing work for you.

    the job was meant to be finished on Sunday correct? so fu*king what if he dissappeared on Saturday....or did you pay him $25 to own the right to how he spends his time.

    really.......and people wonder why I charge 100/hour minimum.

    it frightens a lot of people away thankfully, except for those who appreciate what I do and are willing to pay for it.

    I'm sure this guy will turn up and all will be well.

    If I was the other guy.....I refund your money and hope you choked on it.

    good luck anyway....but you can tell it pisses me off when people pay bargain basement then shout scammer at the 1st hiccup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    and yea, I paid up front
    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    $25 but he was online on WHT today so that accident idea is wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    what did you want him to do mate......stay online and play chatty with you on Saturday night, whilst he was meant to be doing work for you.

    the job was meant to be finished on Sunday correct? so fu*king what if he dissappeared on Saturday....or did you pay him $25 to own the right to how he spends his time.

    really.......and people wonder why I charge 100/hour minimum.

    it frightens a lot of people away thankfully, except for those who appreciate what I do and are willing to pay for it.

    I'm sure this guy will turn up and all will be well.

    If I was the other guy.....I refund your money and hope you choked on it.

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    The template was supposed to be sent to me sunday morning... and besides, the only reason I posted this is because I saw that he was online and he never replied to my PM

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    most likely he's not completed it yet ....ok he's behind schedule...but that does not make him a scammer.

    in 3 days time yes the chances are he's rootled you, but till then I'd have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt....unless anyone else comes forward to say they've been ripped off by him.

    I see Bear and SWR online all the time...I PM then and sometimes they don't answer.....where's the big deal.

    give the guy a bit more of a realistic chance.....you might even be happy with the completed work.

    if anyone thinks i'm being unfair, please feel free to eat my slippers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    most likely he's not completed it yet ....ok he's behind schedule...but that does not make him a scammer.

    in 3 days time yes the chances are he's rootled you, but till then I'd have to give the guy the benefit of the doubt....unless anyone else comes forward to say they've been ripped off by him.

    I see Bear and SWR online all the time...I PM then and sometimes they don't answer.....where's the big deal.

    give the guy a bit more of a realistic chance.....you might even be happy with the completed work.

    if anyone thinks i'm being unfair, please feel free to eat my slippers

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    Maybe your right, I might be overreacting a bit.. I just really need this template

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    I had paid Kyle from FureoHosting for a design + banner + changes to the design. It's been more than two months since the transaction.He took the money and never returned my emails. I did get the unfinished design.

    I also recommend not doing business with this person.

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    What site do they own? No site at all?
    Sorry, 'www.fureo.net' does not exist or is not available.

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    yupps his site's down.

    maybe he's went back to school.

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    Maybe you shouldn't jump to conclusions owm?

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    rofl....

    I've not jumped yet...

    Unixy got his unfinished masterpiece.

    You'll probably get yours after school football practise tomorrow.

    This is why people should be a little more cautious when getting work done for their business.

    Tough times make monkeys eat red peppers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    rofl....

    I've not jumped yet...

    Unixy got his unfinished masterpiece.

    You'll probably get yours after football practise tomorrow.

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    If you can find out where he lives maybe its ownage using parents time

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    If you can find out where he lives maybe its ownage using parents time
    WAIT WHERE DID THOSE UZI'S COME FROM!!

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    Well, I'm glad someone made a thread about this guy.

    Paid him a fee to create a landing page for me. Once paid he simply disappeared on me. I decided to give it a few days before making a public warning here on WHT but I guess someone beat me to it. Sad to see that there are more victims of this person. I say just let it go and write it off.

    For the record I paid "Kyle" on the 12th and received no real response after that.

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    Hey Mike,

    Remeber this thread you started http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=889426 and I told you I wouldn't do for less than $150. Well you get nothing cause you bid too low on the totem poll. Not to rub it in but $20 is way to low!

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    I don't see how something that takes 20 mins needs to BE $150...
    I just need an existing HTML Template converted for Joomla

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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    I don't see how something that takes 20 mins needs to BE $150...
    well....

    there's designers that do the work and designers that don't and dissappear.

    sorry that this little ***** has robbed honest paying people.

    people like this should be banned from using wht.

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    I'm not trying to make excuses but perhaps the person only has one computer and no SmartPhone to contact you by. I'm sure they are not 'scammers' - to me that's a pretty share word to say without solid evidence, I think. And next time to protect yourself you can have a contract between the two parties. I wish you all the best and I hope the situation gets resolved for you quickly. Best of luck!
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    hmm Lindi....there's 3 people in this thread already complained about the service and the guy scoffing vanishing pills.

    I think instead of scammer......"unreliable" would fit nicer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Outlaw Web Master View Post
    hmm Lindi....there's 3 people in this thread already complained about the service and the guy scoffing vanishing pills.

    I think instead of scammer......"unreliable" would fit nicer.


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    Hello,

    I know... I feel bad for them, I really do. If this was going on a thread should have been started awhile ago. I think 'unreliable' might be a better term to use. I'm a firm believer you get what you pay for regardless. Paying $5.00 a month for 40GB VPS - have some common sense.

    I guess part of me has to look at the buyer and wonder. Interesting thread.
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    I really can't see it being more than $25 to CONVERT A PREMADE HTML TEMPLATE TO JOOMLA

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    http://docs.joomla.org/How_to_Conver...omla!_Web_site

    would cost you nothing.

    easy peezy too if you have the know how.

    that's what designers and coders have...and that's why prices differ because some are better than others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    I really can't see it being more than $25 to CONVERT A PREMADE HTML TEMPLATE TO JOOMLA
    I feel personally Joomla is one of the more 'difficult' CMS (Content Management Systems) to work with. It can take time to ensure all of the files are integrated correctly. I think your looking at the overall appearance - okay it's designed and coded - now the easy part, integration.

    It's a bit more complicated then the overall appearance. Files have to be included correctly and technical things of that nature. It does not excuse the original fact of the thread, which was you got ripped off, period!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [Enotch] Mike View Post
    I really can't see it being more than $25 to CONVERT A PREMADE HTML TEMPLATE TO JOOMLA
    You can't see it being more because you're quoting a price that you've seen on here, not because you know that $25 as a designer is a worthwhile rate.
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    Mike please don't feel like I'm or any of the other designers in thread are trying to make you feel like we want to rip you off and charge a higher rate than others.

    You may have been looking for a deal just like going to McDonald's is a deal. But what we do on here is professionally done with hard work and we like to take our time checking it over. Just like McDonald's or an unlimited 99 cent host on here you will feel it when you have to sit on the toilet in 10 minutes of eating especially something like a burrito at taco bell etc.

    I wish you and everyone on this board looking for quality service best of luck at finding it. And am sorry you got burned.
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    True that.
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    Found the loser's phone #
    http://who.is/whois/fureo.net/
    CALL HIM UP AND GIVE HIM HELL!!!! Activate the army

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    He has scammed me too! I payed him, and blocked me on msn and iv emailed him multiple times.
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    that's disappointing...

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    Anyone called him yet?

    Good Luck talking to his mum!

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