If you do offline marketing and you’ve ever had a client who wouldn’t pay up for your services, you’ll really relate to this story. It’s a bit of a golden oldie, but well worth reading..
Web designer Frank Jonen says his client, Fitness SF, repeatedly ignored his invoices for “half a year’s worth of work.” And whilst most offline marketers would resort to court or collection agencies, Frank took a different route – he hijacked Fitness SF’s website, posting:
“Dear Fitness SF Customer,
Fitness SF preferred to ignore our invoices instead of paying them. As a result this website is no longer operational.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause for you as a customer of Fitness SF, however it is a necessary measure in getting what is rightfully ours.”
I’m not saying for one minute that what he did was right, though you can understand his frustration if the company really did owe him the cash and I would imagine it wasn’t at all legal, but how many of us have actually dreamed of doing something like it!!!
Do you think what he did was totally wrong?