I recently made the mistake of paying a painter in advance for some work ($525.00) he did not show up at prescribed time and date and now I cannot get ahold of him. He won't answer his cell phone. I live in Houston. Is there anything I can do ?
State/Country relating to question: Texas
nothing other than leaving voice mails
Hello. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be happy to answer your question.I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.Did you have a written agreement with this painter and also how did you pay him, i.e. cash, check, money order, etc...?
I met this person when he was a salesman for a local very reputable painting company. I had his business card and that is how I contacted him on his cell. His bid was on a generic bid form you can but at office depot. I paid by check. I found out after I couldn't get ahold of him he was no longer with the company on his card
Thank you for your follow up.You can report this situation to the police and if this man had an intent to steal your money from you, without any intention of performing any work, it can constitute a criminal offence.Also you can file a lawsuit in the local small claims court against this man and seek for the court to order this man to pay your money back.
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