Website Design Scam for Hearing Impaired Scam Exposed
I have several websites that offer website design services, and wanted to warn some people about a website design for the hearing impaired scam from a plethora of people asking for credit card information via email. It looks something like this every single time:
This one was from [email protected] if anyone can report them and it reads “Hello, My name is Bailly Chase. I would like to know if you’re available for web design and do you accept credit card for as Method of Payment?, I would have love to talk to you on the phone in regards of the Service needed but I am hearing impaired So i can only be reach via Text or Email. I hope you Understand.
Thank you and God bless you”
They almost always read the same way, via text or email. They ask about website design, next question is do you accept credit cards, they are hearing impaired, having surgery, can’t talk for some reason, and if you call the number they text, you will discover that they are free text only numbers.
Website Design for Credit Cards Accepted Scam
Some of the requests sound legit, (they give site examples, moving to America, Ecommerce examples) but I assure you they are not. They phish for your information to try to use stolen or maybe your credit card information, but don’t fall for it. Try to report them, or at least tell them you’re going to, but whatever you do, don’t take the bait.
I had one lady that said she was having surgery, one that said they are traveling internationally and couldn’t speak, they will even text your phone number talking about you performing website design and asking immediately if you accept credit cards.
What website designer or company in America in the online world doesn’t?
Let that be a clue that this is completely fraudulent. I receive two to three a week (just received one this morning from this Bailley (two L’s) character, and I wanted to send out a scam alert on these bums.
I hope this helps somebody out there. If you have any comments or feedback on what you’ve experienced, please let us know. If you know of a way we can report them, I would love to have that information available too. Thanks everybody!