On good faith, i spent three solid weeks (i saw three sunrises) in december 1999 creating an custom online shopping site (SSL/Minivend/Cybercash) for one of their customers (http://www.sheslikeme.com).
They called me at all hours of the day, promised that they had the money, etc.. Until the day that the site was completed. At which point they started threatening not to pay (what if our customer doesnt want it, other BS), leaving myself and my family with no money for christmas, food, rent, cat food.
After a meeting with them they told us that they werent going to pay us at all. Now im out $2,000 (a measley amount for them; they have $200,000 contracts for large companies (ie: Forman Mills malls, ECal, Prince Theatre) and they wont pay me so that i dont get evicted. Atop of this, six months ago they promised some design services for my company.
Theyd promised that in return for our skills they would give us a new image.. Now, more than 1/2 a year later, after weve provided thousands upon thousands of dollars in gratis services for them, they havent produced a single thing.
They lie to their clients, faking like myself and partner are a part of their company. These people dont know a thing about the internet, security, and could care less.