Topic: Locksmith Jobs
I havent blogged for quite some time now as work has picked up and it seems im the only locksmith in the area that hasn't gone under.
I can't complain....
Just blogging, well more ranting regarding a certain non paying customer.
I feel it is my duty to publicly name and shame, even if it saves just one self employed tradesman from getting shafted by these unlikely CROOKS!
I completed a locksmith job for Staffs police, over eight weeks ago.
The PC i dealt with (5093 T.Reece) promised me this and that regarding payment for the job and seemed a genuine chap.
So the weeks passed by and I heard nothing from Staffs police and sent out the usual reminders and made a few calls.
Well two months on and iv currently been in touch with six different members of Staffs Police, sent 6 reminders all with payment details, sent a letter of legal action to both the officer i dealt with and the accounts dept.
Still no attempt whatsoever to make a payment, nobody calls back and the original PC full of promises seems to have vanished.
Its customers like this that self employed tradesmen DO NOT NEED.
Times are hard as it is, and frankly I think Staffs Police are a complete bunch of criminals.
I strongly recommend you think carefully before dealing with these pirates.
Staffs Police, come pay time will lead you on a wild goose chase and pass you from pillar to post to avoid paying up.
I will be pursuing this one as far as possible as I think crooks like this need exposing.
For anyone else that has been shafted by Staffs police, here are a few contacts I did manage to scrape together but dont hold your breath!
MARCIA ASHER - Senior Finance Asst
DEE ECCLESTON Responsible for setting up accounts
...and should the money arrive in my account I will let you all know.
UPDATE: Money finally arrived after ten weeks hassling them and an apology from the gaffer... Case closed