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How to get back at a non paying client

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by pompousjohn, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. pompousjohn

    pompousjohn Registered Member

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    Lately it seems to be in fashion not to pay out as agreed for services rendered. I am hearing stories all over of people not paid for services rendered and I myself have been scammed a few times.

    Recently i was hired by a start-up dating site to provide a team of employees who would act as the "females" on the site and chat and message the male members into paying to upgrade their memberships. (so they could participate in video chat and other premium features)

    At the moment I have not been paid for my services and am owed over 7,000 dollars, the bulk of which is payroll I have to make to the employees who did the actual work.

    I intercepted a conversation between my contact with the site and an employee of mine where he told my employee he was not going to pay me because he didn't like my attitude about late payment.

    I am thinking I should probably take the site down, maybe have the same team of non paid workers register fresh profiles there and begin disseminating information about how they went about procuring memberships to the paying members of the site.

    What would be the quickest way for me to make non payment more expensive than payment for this site?

    Ideas?
     
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  2. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You probably aren't going to get much help here about taking it down, and although that seems like a good idea on paper it would probably just piss them off. Not very helpful I know.
     
  3. theconfidenceman

    theconfidenceman Regular Member

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    Id take the site down, but unless it costs him in lost rev it would be pointless.

    I suggest you work out a pre-payment for next time so you dont get screwed again.
     
  4. pompousjohn

    pompousjohn Registered Member

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    Well pissing them off is my main goal here. The missing part of the story is that I believe at this point it was the outsourcing company that hired me that is responsible for non payment, and if I can piss off the site owners, the blowback will hurt the outsourcers, who are my real enemy.

    I do not believe that the site owners are aware of me, nor aware of the payment issues, I think the outsourcing company screwed me, and I have proof that they have moved on to screwing somebody else. so pissing the site owners off at the outsourcers is really the goal here.
     
  5. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    You've lost enough as is, either take them to court or don't waste any more of your time on them.
     
  6. AutoBlogger

    AutoBlogger Power Member

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    F**k that bustards .I hate this type of people who eat up others hard earned money.
     
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    If you're talking $7k.. then I'd take them to court. You could certainly resort to a lot of BH stuff, maybe spamming them etc., but in the end, it might come back on you. Document your work (I'm sure you did), then have an attorney write them an official letter demading payment or "cease and desist".

    Now if the outsourcing company is in India or The Phllipines, it might be more difficult.

    Cutting your losses and moving on is a possibility, but $7k is hard to leave lying on the table.
     
  8. theconfidenceman

    theconfidenceman Regular Member

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    huh? the outsourcing co hired you? that doesnt make sense.
    maybe the outsourcing co is scamming you, so they get paid twice....
    im not sure i understand the whole thing
     
  9. angelas111

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    contact the site owner first. maybe they can help.
     
  10. pompousjohn

    pompousjohn Registered Member

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    Yes i will be contacting the site owner.

    Site owner hired outsourcer (Indian broker) who hired me. Unfortunately it was a word of mouth agreement and there is no contract, but there are email exchanges submitting and recognizing invoices.

    There is also a very nice email he sent to one of my associates, declaring that he was not going to pay me because he didn't like my attitude and insistence on timely payment.