A big OUCH moment just happened today. Am I embarrassed? Yes! I felt foolish, sad, mad, and hurt (mostly my pride). I thought twice about posting this but I figured it would be helpful to others so I swallowed my pride. I thought I was pretty unscammable. My new found passion made me wreckless.
The story behind this logo:
I’m pretty green when it comes to blogs. I’ve heard about it but didn’t really know more about it until yesterday. I had a great experience when I googled how to create a blog and it gave me WordPress.com. This is a legit website. Next I wanted to create a logo so again I googled it and found this:
I created my logo and paid for premium which costs $29. When I logged on to the site, there was no way to get access of my logo. I checked my account and I was charged $29 and $35.80. Whoa! Wait a minute! I Went back to the site, found “support.” I started a chat but nobody replied. I checked for a contact number and there was none. When I did find a phone number on the receipt they e-mailed me, it went to voice mail. Red flags all over the place! Went back to the site to cancel my account and as soon as I hit ‘cancel account’ it kicked me out. The site said I needed to sign in again. I signed in multiple times and it kept telling me that I typed an incorrect password. Locked out and scammed! I immediately called the bank and cancelled my card. I’m glad I had transcripts e-mailed so I have some proof and a reminder not to be duped again.
So, what’s the silver lining in this whole tragedy? I took a pic of the logo before I got locked out.
I now use it as my logo and this one has a story behind it. I don’t think the people who scammed me would mind. I did pay for it!
If anyone has seen this logo before, please let me know and I will delete it immediately. Since I picked the designs and arranged them myself, there shouldn’t be another one like it (hopefully) 😉. I would appreciate recommendations for legit websites or tips on how to help me create a better blog site. Lesson learned? Definitely! Research! Research! Research!