Subject: COMPLAINT about George Jobel
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:11:13 -0400
April 18, 2006
Tell America! LLC
George Jobel - firstname.lastname@example.org
PO Box 2482
Concord, NH 03302
WritersWeekly.com has received a complaint about:
George Jobel / Tell America!, LLC / tellamerica.com / Directory NH / directorynh.com
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SSD (name removed for publication but was, of course provided to
the publisher) alleges you owe her $175.00 and that you're ignoring
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To: Angela Hoy - WritersWeekly.com
Subject: George Jobel
Date sent: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 13:25:23 -0500
Looks like I'm not the only one who's been burned by old George.
When George and I first spoke on the phone, he said his last copywriter,
who had worked for him for years, was dying of lung cancer and could no
longer work. I signed his contract and did not ask for a deposit (shame on
me) because it "felt" legit. I actually spoke with his clients and have
their contact information, so I thought he'd be crazy to skip out on paying
me. Well, I thought wrong.
I completed two projects for George and have about 1/2 the work done on
a third. He owes me $175. I've sent at least 5 emails and left 3 phone
messages requesting contact--to no avail.