I want to share a
lesson with you on how to deal with a blackmailer.
Here's what happened. Last year I hired a website
developer to build a fairly complex private membership site for me. The
contract called for all kinds of exciting bells & whistles
including a tool I invented to help you set key goals for your law firm
and then log them each week to produce a visual graph that shows you
exactly where your business is and then use that to diagnose what needs
To make a VERY long and expensive story short
I am now engaged in mediation with this developer as I refuse to
release the second half of his fee from escrow since he failed to
deliver a satisfactory work product. And in fact I've had to now spend
more than three times as much to have the whole site built up from the
ground-up with my current developer who I have nothing but good things
to say about.
So below is the blackmail this crook tried
pull on me. The lesson of course is that when you conduct your
business affairs in a totally stand-up way, the way you deal with a
shakedown attempt is beat them to the punch by shining the light
directly on the matter.
Just one more of the ways good marketing
& good management go hand-in-hand with ethics and professionalism.
the way, if this lunatic does bother you by carrying through on his
threat, please forward his email to me because I am going to crucify him
with this b.s.
Thanks in advace for your patience &
from: Reelay Developers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tue, Jun 8, 2010 at 4:54 PM
note I have obtined the database of your users, i will definitely be
informing them of how you ripped of the developer. Belive you me , its
never going to be worth it for you. But i will teach an ass like you
what it happens when you mess around and steal other people's money.
your breath for the mass mail this weekend 🙂
Good luck trying your
lawyer stunts then.