OP, You need to go back over your own posts on this thread. You have already said you have an 'empty account' ready. I think you and the client are turning into a good match..the thread quickly changed from actually doing the work and worrying about payment to banking the big money and paying some little guy 400 while you bank 12K. Both you and the client in Nigeria seem well suited. Your worry is not getting paid, it's getting scammed after you have taken a 'client' to the cleaners .Pretty close some would say ? It's quite convoluted but it has potential for serious below the belt trading all round. Any normal businessperson would have got past the Blackberry girl by now to someone at the top for this type of order. You just cant help yourself can you ?.... 12k for 400 quid !!!! Keep us all informed.