It is frustrating when someone does not pay for the job you do and keep you in the loop until you decide to give up. Matt Skinner who own Empire West Investments (now Thrive Capital) is such a guy who would promise you for the payments for the services he requires from you and once you complete the job, he would stop replying.
This started in November 2016 when I was asked to edit 40 videos for Matt Skinner online course. They offered me $3000 for those 40 videos. I accepted the offer. I started working on those videos and in February, I completed all those videos and submitted it to the company owned by Matt.
However, the assistant did not tell me the date for making the payment. I waited for few days and then realized that they were not willing to pay as the months started passing by. The more I got confident about my guts when I saw one of the videos uploaded on the internet. The quality was good and there was no problem which they could have possibly outlined for not paying for my services.
If there would have been any problem, they would have never uploaded it in the first place. After four months passed, I took the complaint to the court and sued him for not paying for my services. Knowing this, his assistant called me and said that she would be reviewing those videos and would be paying after that.
This was insane. They used me for their work and now are being ignorant about their responsibilities for paying me. The company was operated in the name of TwelveStone and after there were numerous complaints on the internet about his scams, he changed the name of his company to Empire West. He never answers my call and neither does his assistant. This is not only unprofessional but completely unethical.
These guys are scammers. If you think that they will pay you even a penny for your services, you are mistaken. They will keep buzzing you off. However, not everyone gives up so easily. Apart from making all the attempts to get justice from the court of law, I would keep writing about his scams. I want everyone to know what a crook he is.
I even doubt that he would ever show up for the hearing. He is a fraud and should be banned from offering any service to anyone. I am sure he must have cheated many people and if you are reading this, please come forward to spread the word and stop him from cheating anyone else, going forward.
The court date is approaching and the key witnesses I have would be able to testify for me. All I am worried about is him reaching the court for the hearing. He is a bad person and more than that, a bad businessman.
He uses people and does not show gratitude for their commitment to his work. A person like him should be tied behind bars. If you want to save your time and money, stay away from this burglar.