0) They don't exist any more, they changed to vWorker a couple of years ago.
1) He did say "programmer", not "moron that throws code together"
2) He did say "successful", not "will get underbid by some idiot who is willing to work for 3c per day"
But I think you are probably right: If he has to ask, he won't understand...
If you get an email telling you that you can catch Swine Flu from tinned pork then just delete it. It's Spam.