I am currently working on a software that may possibly save millions of lives worldwide. This was shared with the CEO and staff at Red Apple Technologies when we first spoke to impress upon them the importance of this software. They claimed it was an honor to work on such a project.
They were given a software development task list and after some study of my existing code, they gave me a price to complete the work. I agreed without negotiation, something I almost never do, and we signed a contract for services. Then they were given an additional set of tasks. Again they quoted a price, again accepted without negotiation and a second agreement was signed.
Two weeks went by and they repeatedly claimed they were making progress. Then after pressing them for a specific progress report, they informed me that they had not started because they needed to rewrite my functional code from scratch and that they would need 50% more payment to proceed. I was a victim of a classic bait and switch in which you are lured in with a promise and once you are hooked, the terms change.
Do not trust them! They lied repeatedly to me and ultimately proved themselves to be con-artists. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Buyer beware.