The Revenge Guy Get’s Even With Businesses That Cheat You
Need a little help getting even with a business that has done you wrong?
Maybe an oldie but a goodie revenge technique is just what you need to help you get even and regain your stature as an important person.
First off, remember to document everything! Every person you speak to, get their name… write down the date and time… gather all the evidence that you can, you may need it later!
Dear Revenge Guy,
I got screwed by a store, and the punks that worked there. I took the dispute up with my credit card, and months later I was denied because their lawyers sent a letter to my credit card that I never got to see or respond to.
I’ve thought about applying liquidass.com to their front sidewalk, etc.
Any thoughts ? I need some resolution, as the $600 I’m now out has even affected my marriage.
First off, don’t beat yourself up. There are a lot of horrible people out there, ready to scam anyone walking by.
I’ve been the target of several thefts of my credit card number, in a clothing store, even at the mall restaurant by a waitress. She got the number and passed it on to a friend who rang up a few hundred dollars in cell phone time cards.
But, if the credit card company won’t give you relief, get another card and transfer what you owe to that card, then close the first account.
As for the company and the kids that ripped you off, start with complaints to the police (just because the credit card company won’t follow this up doesn’t mean you should drop it that fast!) and complaints to the local newspaper. Maybe they’d be willing to write a “Buyer Beware” story for their local news section.
As well, send a letter to the head boss of the company detailing what has happened and what you are doing to make this right again.
Then I’d get some of their advertising, cut out the logo or copy it from their website and make up some 80% off everything coupons and drop them around the front doors every few days.
Let them deal with customers trying to get a deal for a while.
And take your wife to dinner for putting up with you through all this. I bet she’s a nervous wreck just thinking about what this experience has put you through!
Dear Revenge Guy,
I have been a customer of a satellite tv company since 2009 and I am out of my contract. This is just a huge injustice that needs to be stopped. My complaint is about a satellite company that removed $370.00 from my checking account for a receiver that they said that they sent us. There never was a receiver sent and after countless calls & hours on the phone explaining this fact to the “help” overeas, I finally got someone to admit that they were wrong because they found it in the “warehouse.”
I was promised a refund, which never came. I did a google search and realized that I am in a huge army of individuals that are getting scammed the same way as I am.
PLEASE REVENGE GUY, I (we) need you and your advise to help us out of the dark and give the corporate thugs the exposure that might end all of this crap.
If it’s “huge army” of people then you should group together and send a strong message about how you’re bring ripped off. I’d suggest posting a video of your story on YouTube video, and have every other person add a video to the comments of your video of their own story.
Nothing gets heard so much as a YouTube “outing” of bad corporate behavior. Go get’em!!
Dear Revenge Guy,
I had a horrible experience with a building contractor.
I paid him the money he asked for even after he stole all my materials. He did not do the work he promised. He did an awful job. I paid him because he harassed me day and night. He called my phone 50 times a day and would threaten me.
Could you give me any suggestions to make his life as miserable as he made mine. I would wait 6 months down the road so he doesn’t know it’s me. He obviously does this to women because a man would kick his butt.
I’d start putting out the message of how you were ripped off and look for other victims.
Maybe a classified ad?
Make sure you back up what you say with receipts of money paid, contracts for jobs signed by him and a journal of dates and times for work done, phone calls made, anything and everything in the way of contact with this guy.
I’d also be calling the local Better Business Bureau and any contractor licensing boards, departments, whatever that your state requires workmen to join and be regulated by.
Once you have started the ball rolling, talk to local radio and TV about how this contractor rips off only women customers. How he threatens and treats customers.
Shine a light on him and his business practices. Maybe even make a call using SPOOFCARD and say you’re a building inspector and you’re going to be ordering him into explain some deficient practices. Using SPOOFCARD you can change your voice, change the Call display and even record the call for later listening pleasure.
Hold on to this goal like a pit bull.
Dear Revenge Guy,
I ‘m f&^%ed. I hired a plumber to run the water and waste lines in my new addition. Paid the guy the 1st payment of three and purchased the materials. (Cooper). After the rough inspection failed for the third time by the local code official the official shut the job down. Come to find out that to fix what he did wrong and the cost of the new material is gonna cost me big.
As a working stiff trying to make something for my wife and two son’s I can’t afford to just do it. This guy posed as a licensed plumber and sold me on his ability. Turns out that he got a retired plumber to stamp the permits (legal here in NJ).
I just want to prevent this guy from doing this to someone else. Having him shut down would make me feel a little better though. I have filed a complaint with the BBB however, this guy moves around allot so the chances of them tacking him down is slim to none. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help.
Unfortunately because of differences in legal jurisdiction I really can’t claim to offer a way to shut this guy down. But I would make as much noise as possible, going beyond the simple BBB complaint.
There are review sites that you can post this guy’s name, company name, etc., and tell your story. Do a Google search on “contractor complaints” and start there.
You may even want to create a webpage talking about the troubles you have so if someone searches for information about this guy, your story will be available to them.
Have you contacted any local newspapers? Maybe this is a story they can use the next time they have a series on homeowner rip-offs or something like that.
Dear Revenge Guy,
I encountered some asshole on the phone today while dealing with a loan company.
He was a real jerk, I complained to his supervisor and only got an apology from her whereas I would like something more.
What is your suggestion to get back at this bastard and to that effect how to handle anyone on the other end of the phone with big “phone” balls.
I usually have several things working for me to handle these telemarketers calling me and also when I have to call them.
First off, when I have to call them:
Always have a pen and paper around and write stuff down. Get the person’s name I am talking to. The time I placed the call. If they treat me badly I tell them they are rude (usually calls are recorded!) and hang up. Then I call back and ask immediately to talk to a supervisor. I tell the supervisor that I was treated rudely and want better service or I will take my business elsewhere. Once I threatened to put a copy of a recording of the call that I made onto my website (not my RevengeGuy.com one, of course!), since I told him that I also record the calls, just as they say they do.
As far as getting back to those that have treated you badly now, a website isn’t a bad idea, if you have proof to back it up. Otherwise a big complaining registered letter to the president of the company should get some response, and you’ll know better for the next time.
And for telemarketers that call me:
Generally now all I do is put the phone down and let them talk to no one. As long as they are on the phone with me they aren’t calling anyone else, and that makes me feel great! And since I was a telemarketer (in a previous life), I know that they really aren’t allowed to hang up first unless you swear at them. When they finally hang up then I hang up my phone. The beeping alerts me to do that.
Of course if you have young kids in the house, pass the phone to them. Let them talk a while, the kids get so few chances.
I don’t recommend using an airhorn or anything loud like that, the person is just trying to make a living, it’s not personal.
I hope this helps!
Hi Revenge Guy,
Well i made a foolish decision and signed a contract with a company and handed them over $110.00 I did some research and found out legally if i go back within 5 days i can cancel the contract and take back my money… They refused. the only option now is to get a lawyer and take them to court but that’s only gonna cost me more. I wanna get dirty and show them they cant f**k over everyone without gettin f**ked back. They are located in an office space on the 9th floor of a building. I have considered and probably will make numerous calls to various pizza delivery stores with huge orders from “there place of business”. next i have contemplated pushing fart bombs under the door during there business hours, going to there place of business b4 they open and leave a pile of horse manure and or Fish guts all over the carpet and door in front of there office. My last plan of attack was to spray mace also know as bear spray or pepper spray into there office during business hours making breathing incredibly hard, tears to pore from there eyes, and a burning sensation all over. However i would like some other ideas to get these people back. hope to hear from you soon.
Why would you want to open yourself up to legal problems from them? If they have ripped you off, they’ve ripped others off just as successfully.
I’d picket their office with a sign and handouts stating what the problem is, how you got ripped off. Have someone call the local TV and radio news stations, maybe you’ll get lucky and it’ll be a slow news day and you make the 6:00 news. Spend a few hours getting the attention your plight deserves will be the best revenge. Plus you just may get your money back!
This son of a bitch gave me negative feedback on ebay & now it’s hard for me to do anything without people looking at it. He sent me the worst piece of sh** i ever got off ebay. It was not what was pictured, but a picture of what was pictured. However, he failed to state that in his description. By the way if you ever run into the ebay user: flavor****, don’t buy s**t from him unless you want a crappy picture of what you want & tell him to kiss my ass while you’re at it.
Hey, that really sucks.
I got taken on EBAY once, I ended up having to do the paid “Square Trade” option to clear my name. It worked, the other person didn’t fight my complaint.
You should do that.
It’ll take a while, but will clear your name. In the meantime, go to the auction page and save it [FILE > SAVE AS …] then print it so you have a hard copy. Notifying by email the FTC and other fraud agencies, and copying your emails to this person should make them sweat too. Make sure they know that mail fraud is what they did by sending you what you did not explicitly purchase then ‘mailing’ it to you. If it crossed state lines, it’s also an FBI matter.
Turn up the heat, then start the paid “Square Trade” option. I’m sure you’ll get the negative erased in the end.
Dear Revenge Guy,
Dear Revenge Guy, We hired an attorney for a Child Custody case. He charged us $1016.50. We had an agreement to pay $316.50 up front and $100. a month. We paid every month and owed the guy $100.00. Two weeks before the last payment was due, he garnished our bank account (without any notice) for $452.50 plus the bank charged a $75.00 fee. We submitted all the paperwork to the County and State Bar Assoc. showing that he had overcharged us, but they say there’s nothing they can do. I tried contacting a couple of other attorney’s, but they all say it would cost us more to hire them to get the money back than what the guy ripped us off for.
I was told to try small claims court, but I feel like I’m fighting a “good ‘ole boy network” of judges and attorneys that don’t want to try “one of their own”. We tried going through the legal channels and didn’t get any help. I know I won’t see the money he stole, but we would sure like to see this guy pay somehow. Any suggestions?
Call me Pissed Off
I would go for small claims court. You do have a necessary paperwork for this action.
As well, I’d start a picket line in front of his office and call the local newspapers about it.
Smear his name through revealing what he has done to you in the press.
Make your mark!