Over the years a few people have told me their stories of how they believe they were scammed by a worker or had problems with a worker. I will do my best to listen to them and hear the person out. Last night I received an email from a person who was having issues with a worker and wanted to know what I could do to help her. So this is why I am writing this blog entry.
I will be here for anyone who needs somebody to talk to, a shoulder to cry on, etc. However, there's nothing I can do with regards to a person having problems with a worker. If you believe you have been scammed then by all means try to contact the Better Business Bureau, contact your credit card company or bank to stop payment, dispute charges, or to see what can be done. If the case warrants it, contact the police. There are also sites online that take complaints from the public concerning scams and scammers. If you believe you have been scammed out of a rather large amount of money then you can even sue the person. If you win, the person will usually have to pay you back not only the money you were scammed out of but also cover your court costs. I would advise that when considering this scenario that people consult with an attorney.
Finally, if you feel like you have been scammed by a worker or if you have had bad experiences with a worker then you can tell other people about it. Just make sure that you are not slandering the person because slandering can wind up causing you further problems. Just be honest and state that in your opinion you would not use such person's services and if anybody asks why then tell them of your experiences. Just don't go run around to every forum online and post about how bad a worker is and that nobody should hire them, because once again, that's slander and if you slander you could be sued.
So, if you believe you have been scammed by a worker then I will gladly be here for you to listen to your story and to be a "shoulder to cry on". However, there's nothing that I can do personally for your situation rather offer the above advice and also offer prayers and emotional support. We workers are supposed to be here for people and to help people reclaim their power and take control of their lives. However, there are also the con-artists and scammers out there who only care about the money and that is just a shame.
Addendum: I wasn't going to share this story but I decided to go ahead anyway. A couple of years ago a woman contacted me and told me that she was scammed by a worker. She payed the worker $1,500.00. The problem is that she wanted me to refund the money to her. Of course I was like, Mam, you are not my client and I did not scam you. The woman had it in her mind that I needed to refund her and that I should go to that other worker and make them reimburse me. Sorry, but it doesn't work like that.