I apologize for this being a longer thread, but I will try to put as much details as I can. Because this guy is a psychopath (I don't mean this as an insult but rather as a diagnosis) and I know that he will lie, put things out of context and give various BS excuses. In september we formed a JV, I payed him upfront 300$ to teach me his method. He said that I am suppose to work half an hour to hour a day and that he will supply me with tools and a website. Not any agreements were signed. The method proved profitable but in reality it should be worked 3-4 hours a day and also investment were needed. In this JV I worked 100% of the time and also gave 100% of the investments and we split profit 50%-50%. Most of the method I figured out and scalled by myself, while he gave a website that he already had and 2 software tools. Other than that he didn't move a finger for the money earned. CCA I earned him +2500$ in 3 months, not counting my part of the money. I worked untill early decemeber with him, when he was overdue with payment for more than 2 weeks, when he ended the JV on his initiative. He payed me for september and part of money earned in october. Now he owes me: 167$ - october, 1145$ - november and 326$ for december (1638$ total). - His excuse why he is not paying me: In december he mentioned that he intends to sell the whole business (both method and websites) to some buyer. He wanted me to stop working and sign some non-competitive contract with his buyer. Screenshot below. When I rejected to sign he refused to give me my money. On the original verbal JV agreement he never mentioned that I am not suppose to use the method when our JV ends. If he did, I would not enter the JV or pay him for the method. And even if he said that I am not allowed to use the method outside of the JV (but he didn't), I am in no obligation to sign any third-party contracts with his buyers nor with him. If he wanted some agreements signed, he should do it on the JV start, not on the JV end when he owes me money, and when it can be called blackmail. He shared his method in the past with many guys for the money, so I see this as just another bullshit excuse not to pay me my money. Screenshots below. The fact, on the screenshot above, that he had a guy who payed to learn his method then continued on his own, is proof enough that noone signed anything before. I promised that I won't steal his method and I didn't. I worked for 3 months, while he was disrespecting me and owing me money all the time, untill he refused to send payment and canceled the JV. I also provide screenshots where he is talking about selling the method. When I agreed to work with him there was nothing about non-competitive agreements or any bullshit like that. I was never aware that he thinks to teach me the method that I am forbidden to use outside of JV and that I will have to sign some non-competitive agreements with whom ever he wants in order to get my money. To further prove that he is just trying to scam me I will give you an insight how this guy treats his associates and what he is like when he needs to send money, how he gives excuses and lies every time. * so he finally sent all money from september after two weeks and 4$ less, claiming that his assoicate enter wrong email address first time *Google Adsense payed on 23rd november, he is 10 days late with payment. Remember the part where he says "limit is 500$" *2 weeks overdue, this time he says that limit is 300$, but he sent money from the same card as before. Now screenshots cannot show how much all this was uncomforatble for me, I was practically begging him for my own money every time, and was afraid from start that eventually he will scam me. He always had some excuses why he didn't send it and eventually scammed me. Few more screenshots how he is changing the rules: *First he wanted me to sign a bogus non-competitive agreemnt with his buyer, but then he wants an agreement I won't share/sell his method otherwise he won't send me my money *now issue is that I am not only allowed to sell/share the method, but I can't use it either or he want give me money *I don't know is he mocking me in here, or this is just his psychopathy, now he is claiming that if I decide to work with the method on my own, I should give him half of the money every time RESUME: In september I payed this guy 300$ to teach me his method and we made a JV. I was doing 100% of the work and 100% of the investments, money split was 50%-50%. In december he announced that he intends to sell the business and that I need to sign some non-competitive agreement with his buyer. It would mean that I am forbidden of working with this method for life. When I refused, he refused to pay me and ended the JV. At the moment I am not doing his method and I have no intention to sell it. But honestly, in my opinion, I think I can do whatever I want with the acquired knowledge. I never agreed to any non-comepetitive agreements and he didn't ask for them until I pilled up +1.5K on his Adsense account. One thing is certain, I am in no obligation to sign agreements for his buyers (nor him) now when JV has ended. He shared his method with many guys from BH in the past, who payed upfront and earned him money, so I don't see this as a real problem but rather as an excuse not to send me money he never intened to send anyway.