It`s greedy to see how web developers are paid to create a client`s website and then refuse to give it to them directly. You don`t see builders finishing a house for someone, getting paid, but then refusing to hand over the keys Ok, what happened next and which wasn`t just heartbreaking for me when I saw a dream just erased, is that the freelancer broke his contract with me and deleted my entire project/website and its content, and returned the funds to me and mentioned that I did not want to be paid and that I no longer own anything other than the domain name, as he was so wrong. He then continued to verbally insult me, I have ALL the evidence documented and I had in no way refused not to pay him, and he stole all my uploaded images, sketch drafts and designs of how I wanted to build the site without ignoring the fact that I had already protected them by copyright. ok, fortunately the hosting site managed to save part of the site after entering their disaster recovery backup system, their validation confirmed that the site was emptied. I`m slowly rebuilding my website on my own at the moment. Therefore, I see him because he does not own anything because he deleted the project, returned the funds because I am not able to do it once he left my bank account and was deposited into a holding account that the freelancer can only cancel if he no longer wants to complete the project or if there is a dispute. And the strangest thing is that it had sent me all the files, folders, contents, etc., to be in front of my hand, and I didn`t realize myself that it was a backup and, unfortunately, contained viruses when downloading. . If I continue to build my dream, am I right to say that he has nothing because he violated the agreement he had accepted and signed? The client has agreed to allow the above developer to create, develop, test and host a website based on the above scope of work. I am an independent entrepreneur in marketing and I created a simple website for a client. This customer never uses contracts with someone and has often been exploited. Now, I`m finding out that this probably isn`t the case, because the client is a primary user and doesn`t use contracts so they can keep stacking work on you and not pay you extra…