Fitness SF

Agency Replaces Client’s Website With Nasty Letter After Not Getting Paid

You may dream about this, but no one ever does it. Until now. Frank Jonen, who runs his own small Web design company, claims he wasn't paid properly by Fitness SF, one of his clients. So, he went and replaced the Fitness SF website with an angry letter about how evil the bastards at Fitness SF are. Amazing.To many, Jonen will be a hero. To others, he will now be someone they would never, ever hire for work. Via The Denver Egotist.Screen grabs and full text of the letter below, for when Jonen's masterpiece is taken down.UPDATE 1: Fitness SF disputes Frank Jonen's claims, telling Adweek in a phone call Thursday that Jonen was paid and is now trying to blackmail the company and extort more money from them.UPDATE 2: Fitness SF gave this statement to Adweek on Friday:"On Wednesday evening, our domain name Fitness SF was hacked and stolen by an individual named Frank Jonen. Frank was hired on May 16th, 2012 to develop a functional website for our brand. A $5,000 payment was made to him on the same date. In his proposal, he stated that the website would take 10 weeks to complete. He missed numerous deadlines including our brand launch in September. In December, he voluntarily passed the incomplete and non functioning website to our new design firm.Now, Frank is attempting to portray himself as the victim when truly the victim is Fitness SF as he attempts to get paid for work he did not complete and has decided that blackmail is the way to accomplish that."