I was a freelance web designer. I was asked to take over an ongoing website project, because the web agency my client had been using wouldn’t finish it.
That should have been a red flag in retrospect.
Me: I’ll need your registrar information in order to set your domain name to your new hosting service. Could you please forward me the mail they sent you so I can proceed?
Client: Sure! I’ll do that!
We ended the call and, 2 hours later, still no incoming email. I called back
Me: I did not receive your email yet. Did you send it already or do you need help recovering the info?
Client: No, no, it’s good, I finally figured out how to proceed. I’m sending it to you right now!
Me: Oh, great! Let me know if you need anything
Another 2 hours later, I finally got her email. It had a 80+ Mb. BMP image attached. It was indeed the registrar’s email, but she had printed and scanned it as an image to send it to me.
Was the rest of working with this client just as bad? Remember: I WAS a freelance web designer.