I had a similar experience. This guy said he had a website project for me and invited me for coffee to discuss the project. Then he was an hour late! And then he mentioned the previous designers were no longer responding to him and that I’d have to hack into his site to get access. Talk about red flags! So I inquired as to whether he’d budgeted enough money for the project and he said absolutely. When I estimated a starting cost of around $2K, he looked at me in utter disbelief that I would charge that much. We parted ways and have not talked since.
Also, sites advertising logos and other work for $5 do not help create value for creative services.