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    Money Owed - What shall I do?

    I lent this guy $300 and he PROMISED to pay me back on June 18th. Until now, he has still not paid me back. What shall I do?

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    • Small claims court? Sue him? Collections agency? What was the money for? Was there a legally enforceable contract involved?

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    • @Magiobiwan said:
      Small claims court? Sue him? Collections agency? What was the money for? Was there a legally enforceable contract involved?

      I live in another country. He was using it to pay off his "moving costs" in texas to work in cPanel (I think it's texas)

      I am honestly PISSED with him.

    • threzthrez Member

      I think you should write it off, and take it as a lesson learned.

      You're not getting the money back.

    • awsonawson Member

      Who was he?

    • ZenZen Member

      Name and shroom.

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    • Is it OK for me to reveal his name? Also Shroom?

    • awsonawson Member
      edited July 2013

      @alexanderu said:
      Is it OK for me to reveal his name? Also Shroom?

      If you're okay with revealing it, I don't see why it wouldn't be okay.

    • Why did you loan him money?

    • @Deathstarr said:
      Why did you loan him money?

      Well, I bought a company off him, and he needed money for moving expenses. Soo.... Yea

    • @alexanderu said:
      Well, I bought a company off him, and he needed money for moving expenses. Soo.... Yea

      If you bought something from him then that's completely different from what you are claiming

    • HassanHassan Member, Provider

      @zfedora said:
      If you bought something from him then that's completely different from what you are claiming

      Well he bought something off the guy, then the guy asked for an additional $300 that would be paid back at a certain date.

    • @Hassan said:
      Well he bought something off the guy, then the guy asked for an additional $300 that would be paid back at a certain date.

      Correct :)

    • DerekDerek Member

      Looks like you were scammed. :/

    • well, any ideas on how to get my money back?

    • HassanHassan Member, Provider

      @alexanderu said:
      well, any ideas on how to get my money back?

      How did you pay him?

    • @alexanderu said:
      well, any ideas on how to get my money back?

      If it was over paypal and its been less than 30 days you can contact them and hopefully get your money back.

    • nunimnunim Member

      Can I borrow $300 with no interest? I'll pay you back..

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    • I'm submitting an IC3 complaint. It can be classified as "scamming":

    • ZenZen Member

      Name?

      @HostBalls

    • @alexanderu said:
      What shall I do?

      Learn from the experience?

    • PaulPaul Member

      @alexanderu said:
      well, any ideas on how to get my money back?

      ...give a coin to any man from Texas, and say these words to him--valar morghulis. Then mention the name of that person who owed you money...*(GoT)

      Seriously though, if he's in the US, you can get the law behind you to help with it. Just remember to save the chatlogs, emails, and other evidence to support that he indeed borrowed money and promised to pay you back on a certain date, and failed to do so.

      If he's in another country though, you can charge that to experience, or else you can call him and say:

      "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for more money, I can tell you I don't have any more. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you return my 300 bucks now, that'll be the end of it. I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. But if you don't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kill you."

      :)

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    • @Paul said:

    • I'm here to collect your heart

    • alexanderualexanderu Member
      edited July 2013

      Name: -snipped-. He works at cPanel and his email is [email protected]

    • MrObviousMrObvious Member
      edited July 2013

      -snipped-

      This is going to be interesting.

    • This is getting interesting!

    • is that wolverine?

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    • awsonawson Member

      Call them up and tell them about it.

      https://cpanel.net/contact/

      cPanel, Inc

      3131 W. Alabama, Box #30

      Houston, TX 77098

      United States of America

      Tel: +1.713.529.0800

      Fax: +1.713.529.0807

    • ATHKATHK Member
      edited July 2013

      @awson said:
      Call them up and tell them about it.

      It's not really cPanels concern, it's personal nothing to do with the business, however if the police show up on the office door step they may not be happy with Mr John Doe

    • awsonawson Member
      edited July 2013

      @ATHK said:
      It's not really cPanels concern, it's personal nothing to do with the business, however if the police show up on the office door step they may not be happy with Mr Johny Doe

      I don't think cPanel wants a conman working for them.

    • He was a boy scout! Shame on him :P

    • ATHKATHK Member

      @awson said:
      I don't think cPanel wants a conman working for them.

      You assume a conman, it's been just over 3 weeks, is he on vacation?

      You don't actually know what's happening you are way to quick to judge him

    • Interesting, he lives in Skokie, about an hour north of me.

    • @zfedora said:
      Interesting, he lives in Skokie, about an hour north of me.

      If he's working at cPanel, chances are he's actually in Texas (I don't recall cPanel ever allowing remote work)

      This is going to be interesting.

    • alexanderualexanderu Member
      edited July 2013

      He claimed to move to texas.

    • Write it off. Never lend money or front any thing unless you can afford to lose it. Lots of people are hurting right now.


      So unless you are very good friends and very comfortable doing that let it go.

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    • EpidriveEpidrive Member, Provider

      Last resort would be contacting cpanel management. Although they have nothing to do with this. Atleast they (the management) will know that this guy scams for $300, how much more can he scam/steal off of cpanel. Let him have a hard time w his job. BOL, he might even be fired because cpanel might not tolerate this.

    • threzthrez Member
      edited July 2013

      I think people are way too quick to judgement on this. How do we know it's a scam? We're only hearing one side of the story here.

      The police won't get involved since the OP gave the money to the person. There is no theft involved here.

      Secondly, we have absolutely no idea what the contract terms are. Did the OP and the person agree to the timeline? Did the OP make assumptions as to when the money would be paid back? What were the terms of the agreement regarding late repayment?

      We know absolutely nothing about the situation except for that the OP is mad and feels he is owed $300 and it's late. What if the OP has a grudge against this person for whatever reason?

      Honestly, I think outing the name was a pretty dick move. This is a personal disagreement between two people and has nothing to do with LET or cPanel. Violating their privacy and posting their personal information, while saying these (potentially untrue) negative things about the person is probably much closer to a crime than what the OP is describing and some of the other posters seem to think.

      Trying to get his employer involved will not lead anywhere, and honestly probably just make you look bad while they laugh at you. Why would they get involved in such a minor (I mean, $300?) personal squabble?

      Edit: I'm a little sickened that there are hosts in this thread that are actually supportive of revealing someone's personal info in this way online, and actually encouraging harassing them. How could I ever trust my personal info to someone like that?

    • TsumeTsume Member
      edited July 2013

      If you sent it through paypal, just put in a dispute, if he has the money, they'll give it back to you, albeit it'll take over a month, maybe, but in the process, his account will be locked. If he doesn't have the money, then you know it was probably out of his control. As the saying goes, shit happens.

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    • If you can let such amount of money go then let it go. Contacting the company he works for might be a way, but is it wise to (possibly) destroy someone's life just because of money?

      I'm not against you taking back your property, it's your rights anyway. At least try methods that would not make this issue bigger and more complicated than it should be.

      I'm here to collect your heart

    • AbdussamadAbdussamad Member
      edited July 2013

      @threz said:
      The police won't get involved since the OP gave the money to the person. There is no theft involved here.

      The police might not get involved but not for that reason. People voluntarily hand over money to con men all the time. Doesn't make it any less of a fraud.

    • prae5prae5 Member

      I'd suggest this thread be closed.

      You don't have the other sides version of things or any way to substantiate if money was lent / owed. Naming and shaming in this instance is a little over the top imho, especially as they are not part of the community.

      Whilst unlikely, its entirely possible the the op has an axed to grind over something else and is using this to cause issues for the other guy.

      Persons name, linkedin, employer, etc... should be removed - pretty out of order.

      Thanked by 1threz
    • ztecztec Member

      Can't you just call him and tell him that you see no other way but to contact his boss if he doesn't pay? It doesn't really look like you're giving him a lot of choices...

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    • threzthrez Member

      @Abdussamad said:
      The police might not get involved but not for that reason. People voluntarily hand over money to con men all the time. Doesn't make it any less of a fraud.

      Where is the fraud? The OP gave the money away, and it was used for its intended purpose. The only issue here is the repayment schedule.

      Do the police investigate when you don't pay your bills? How is this any different?

      Thanked by 1zfedora
    • mpkossenmpkossen Member
      edited July 2013

      Seems like there was enough advice given to the OP. So let's leave it at this and hopefully have them settle it in private.

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    This discussion has been closed.