I don't know where to begin, and I have to calm down to be able to
write, you have had so many red flags (that I counted in your Email)
on this deal from the start that I would think if you were at all
paying attention(wishful thinking to the positive) you would have
stopped the deal the minute the lit match started getting close to
the second part of it is WHY are you supporting and defending this
persons identity? WHY? The credit bureaus aren't going to be good for
any of us,except for the financial institutions, maybe? you need to
let this community know of who and what she is. Too many incompetent
people in leadership(owners of buisness,high level designers...)
roles are just ruining all , and why wouldn't you go public,so she
could turn around and do this to somebody else just like you?
you know deep down these types of persons live and interact in this
fashion their entire lives, I have and do work with people like
her,used to give the benefit of doubt,second chances, the human
kindness, until I just ran out of money and paitence,(10-12 years)
The way this type of person will learn (if any) is for her own
community to shun her down and out. No credit rating company will be
doing much until it gets real bad, and for $700.00 no one legally is
going to help you, their fees are going to be more than that, and
guess what SHE knows that.
But I do suggest that you do report her to the credit bureaus and
the JBT membership association,after all what good is this
association if the they are giving out about their
members is incorrect. if she is a member at all.
and in addition to that do post her name on Orchid this is the only
way we can take care of our own terms and deals. if all this is an
untruth that will also come out , I just have seen too many of these
similar cases get away with so much and there really isn't ANYTHING
you can do legally; and they know this too well, they actually use it
to their advantage.
My opinion: deffinatly let the community know,we don't need
incompetent Slime in high leadership roles. As far as the money she
owes you (or your agent) have to physically show up at her door and
collect it, or take the material back. there is no way you will be
able to get paid if you rely on telephone or such, since she has
already shown you how she deals with those terms.
I have had to do this a few times in my career, to actually very
well known and high level clients.AND guess what after those episodes
they aren't high level in your head anymore they are just the run of
the mill THUGS. And I always made the mistake of not exposing them(OH
they were having a hard time ,there was no money, fill in the blanks
excuses) ,but now I do .and I let them know that I do. FEAR is the
only thing that works. Just get your materials back and walk away.
I hope I didn't ramble too long ,and it will help you in some way