Did an insurance company not pay you the amount you are entitled? Did a construction company or contractor make repairs to your home worse than the damage was before? Did a contractor steal from you? Did an investment fall to zero? Did a credit card company give you a raise in interest rate for no legitimate reason? Did you do contract work for somebody who did not pay you? Was any work done on your home made from inferior building materials? Did an auto mechanic screw you over? Were you a victim of identity fraud?
And best of all, does anybody have any stories about women who ruined your financial security?
Tell me your story and how it started, and hopefully you can teach others here how to avoid being screwed over.
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I've had employers "forget" to pay me, my college constantly raising fees so they can build rec buildings we don't need, and my auto people that charge me $800 for an alternator job that, when done by a friend, cost me $300 for parts and services. Then, of course, major retail chains, which I no longer shop at. I continually buy something, and then the next freakin' week it will go down at least 20% in price. When I go back, as is usually allowed for 30 days after purchase, they don't care.
Actually, though, the worst for me has come from consumers. My family owns two construction companies, so I've been around it all my life. My guy will inherit, as my dad only has daughters, and he gets constantly fed up when he does a job and people don't pay, or their checks bounce, or they say we never did the work. We're owed over $30,000 right now by people who got work done and never paid. Which, liens make sure they can't do anything with the house until we are paid (including insure the sucker), but it is little consolation when that money pays the bills.0