Some Are so Deceitful
August 30, 2017 8:08pm CST
You put your trust and faith in someone and it turns out you were gullible and they were deceitful. Don't understand how some people can live with themselves but then I look at what the world is becoming and know. We were going with a builder in Texas and having houses built next door to each other for my daughter in law and grand kids. We were all so excited as since my son's passing the kids have wanted us closer to them. We made all the plans, put the money down as earnest money and waited. Builder kept telling us they were starting on the house and it would be ready by Sept. 2017 but then said it wouldn't be until Oct. We took his word for it and waited until we couldn't wait anymore. He knew the whole time he was lying to us and just kept the lie going. How do you do that to people?? Does he have no conscience at all or guilt?? He ruined all our plans and cost us months of delays on finding other houses. THEN he has the nerve to try and charge us the $2000 earnest money plus $1700 on top of it. I didn't play that game, I searched every thing I could on him and the plans, called zoning and planning, called a lawyer, etc. Got all my facts and wrote him back telling him how disappointed I was in what he was trying to pull over on me and that he had messed with the wrong person. We ended up paying for the architect for changes we made to the plans and that was it. He returned the rest of our money but acted so guiltless about the whole thing. Needless to say, we will never work with another builder at this point. Put a bid on another house and am waiting for the reply. SHAME on him for trying to take advantage of our circumstances to begin with. Have you ever encountered this before?
12 people like this
• United States
There are crooks and scammers everywhere. Look at the price gouging in Texas being done by some companies. Preying on people in such a dire situation is disgraceful. It's good that you know how to deal with this builder. Maybe the next time he'll think twice before trying to scam anyone. You may have saved someone else from a really bad time, emotionally and financially, by refusing to allow him to cheat you any further and exposing him for the cheat he is. It's too bad this happened but I hope your bid is accepted and you can move soon. Maybe this will work out for the best. If the builder is this bad of a person, is he really someone you would want building your house? What else does he cheat on? It's good that you realized he's crooked before he could do any more damage. At least in your case. Good luck with your bid!
• United States
Thank you Deazil and I hope your right that I did save someone else from his rotten hand. Believe me, if ever asked once I move there about that housing development, I won't hesitate not to speak my mind to them. Funny thing was he kept telling us how Christian he is and how church is the biggest thing in the town. Hmmmmmm
• United States
@cintol You're welcome. I've found that those who espouse religion loudly and continually are, in fact, some of the biggest cheats and crooks, in my experience. The really religious don't need to go out of their way to show what their beliefs are.
I heard lots of cases like that. As a matter of fact, people I know told each other to avoid builders with all cost. Some professionals (IT, business etc) did try doing that, they ended up being asked to pay a few extra thousand dollars for this or that or the work wouldn't be continued. A kind of terrorist I guess.
• Greencastle, Indiana
sugs I hate to say this but there's a LOT of scammers out in the world today & you really can't trust ANYONE these days as much as we'd like to it's hard to. glad you got your $ back & glad you have someone that will do the job for you.