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Complaint Review: Images Photography
Images Photography5110 Ridgewood Ave Port Orange, Florida U.S.A.
Images Photography Studios dishonest rip-off liar scam con artists Port Orange Florida
I had my picture taken at Images Photography Studios for a website that my daughter Aleah and I wanted to place on the inner net.
After Ira Wendorf owner of Images took my picture, he told me he could create a website for me. He told me, he creates lots of website for doctors, lawyers and back grounds for commercials. My husband I really like him so we hired him for the website.
This was in April of this year and it took him from April 8, 2003 until the end of April to finish the work. At this point in time, I new nothing about a website or a computer. I did not even have a computer but I was planning on buying one.
He also suggested that we buy a computer from a friend of his that would bring the computer to us and teach us how to work the computer and he also did repair work. So, we followed his advice.
I paid him $1,772.16 dollars in cash for the website, domain two years $100.00 dollars and $264,00 hosting for one year.
He did not metatag our website and I didn't even know what metataging was then. My husband and I asked him how much money would it be to have search engines, and he told us thousand of dollars. We advertized in the National Enquiror for a few weeks and this costs alot of money.
I went back to Ira to add some extra wording to the site and he told me, he would metatag our site for $700.OO dollar and I told him, I don't have another $700.00 dollars to give you.
I came home and I started emailing web builders on the inner net and telling them what they would charge to meta tag the website for me and every one told me about $50.00 and $30.00 for any changes on the pages.
I have email from all of them explaining. One web builder found that our domain was registered in Ira Wendorf's name. He did not even tell me about that.
When he finished the site, he told me to go home and sign in with Yahoo type babydecision as my I.D. my name wandahargrove as the pass word and no body would even figure it out.
I would sit at the computer and try to get some free advertising and when it came to the url and pass word it would say can't be found. I did not know what I was doing at this point in time. I would never have found out about anything is I had not checked about how much it would cost with other web builders.
Now he has finally given permission to have the domain in my daughter Aleah Hargrove's name because I was only helping her get started with her a business. She is now the owner of baby decision.com.
Also, Ira Wendorf will not let me have our website so we can make changes or hire someone else the make changes for us.
We can not even add charge cards to our website without him. He told me, he is an artist and he will not hand any of his work over that he worked his ass off for us. He still has one.
I paid him well to work hard but I don't believe he worked that hard. The way I see it and the other web builders that I have contacted have given me alot of free information. It is a very simple site. I should own that site and make changes to it and hire someone else that knows what they are doing. Aleah has hired some one local to rebuild an old website that she had a couple of years ago and did not follow through with for a very reasonable price.
Also Ira told me that he has been reading my email and has made copies of them to take to his attorney. I can't change my pass word because he has put in a birthdate for me which I don't know what he made up for my birtdate. He is talking about the yahoo email that he set me up with and he did get me up because I had no idea of what had just ran me over and I am really mad about it too.
Attorneys cost alot of money and I really don't want to pay more money out to them.
My daughter and I found an agent here in Daytona for modeling and I asked him if he knew Ira Wendorf and he told us he did not know him personally but alot of girls have cried sitting on the very same couch that we were sitting on because Ira dooped them into paying alot for modeling pictures and he even talked them into paying again a second time, outrageous prices!!!
This man needs to be put in his place. He preyed on me because of my lack of knowledge for the computer. He told me, I don't need my website metataged and he is a very long difficult process and one really needs to know what they are doing.
He was going to give me a disc of the website and wanted to me sign a document that he typed up that I would not sue him or publish anything about him but I told him that I needed the URL name and the pass word and he will not give it to me or anybody that I want to work for me. I am stuck and I paid all that money out for really nothing. I would like my money back. I have email's that I have printed out and I can send them to you form other web business explaining what he did to us.
One builder told me that having a website on the inner net is automatically metataged because this is the whole point of getting on the inner net.
Could it be like buying a car and not getting the engine and going back to the dealer and paying more money so you can have a engine intalled?
Thank you very much and I hope you can help us. Our website is [Removed by MSP-RoR] if you would like to look at our website for your self.
Daytona Beach Shores, FL, Florida
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