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^I didn't want to roast the man as I've no insight into the details. I've only read about these pre-paid and never-delivered orders so I asked him what happened and whether all accounts have been settled. He had this to say:

'One thing I have learnt over the years is that the Internet can be a great for marketing and a powerful tool to build a client base and reputation. However, depending on the website owner’s or blogger’s intentions, it can also be incredibly damaging. The problem is that the Internet leaves a digital footprint and your history and mistakes can always be found somehow. This is a great lesson for all students and people who are new to entering the business world; be careful who you connect with and what advice you follow. I naively followed some bad business advice and upset some influential people, which ultimately resulted in some bad media coverage, and it still haunts me to this day.

Don’t, however, believe everything you read online or in the press. This was a very bad and dark experience for me, my family and business, and I learnt a lot from going through this. As the years have passed, I have been more careful with projects I have attached my name to, people I seek advice from and websites I work with. These issues have all been resolved and lessons learnt at great cost. One piece of advice I would give to all of your readers is always value and protect your name.'