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AlmondSauce16069280dDid they accept those quotations? If so and it was all signed off, then you have a good legal basis to recover the funds.
Don't start screwing around, otherwise that will kill any legal basis you have, and possibly allow them to come with a lawsuit after *you*.
BobbyTables4723279dClient agrees to pay for services rendered.
You render services.
Client doesn't pay for rendering of aforementioned services.
You take your services back because they belong to you.
LordPeeve1035279dAs much as it would (temporarily) feel good to screw them up, it's better to be smart about it.
Definitely do NOT destroy anything (not even if you have a backup).
You can try creating disruptions in their services (scheduled downtime for minutes/hours/days) but they can then come after you for damages (loss of revenue) that could surpass what they owe you and after both cases are resolved you'll end up behind financially and emotionally.
What I've seen working is that devs (like yourself) owned entire websites kept everything functional but added a permanent banner (like Wiki begging for funding) shaming them for not paying their vendors. They will probably call you as soon as their users see it. But be careful what you write as if not 100% they can file for defamation.
You can also engage layers or your local Tax department, no body likes being audited.
@AlmondSauce the mails we exchange have work related information .
Regarding payments and terms , they did it over whatsapp calls (no recording) and over normal calls (recording available).
So it is not as bad as it seems legally.
There is a clear understanding from the communication evidence that I have done work and they do owe me money .
LordPeeve1035279d@ironhide0396 Mate, there are many ways to incur cost for them if you have control over their infrastructure. However, whatever you do to incur unsolicited cost will certainly be seen as malicious and they can later legally come after you to reimburse them. So I'd steer clear of such course of action.
This is not a "two thugs stealing from each other and nether can go to the cops" situation.