RC Safran A Family Affair / Fraud and Extortion
I hired RC Safran in March, to do the centerpieces and decor for my son's Bar Mitzvah in October. through the months, I gave him increments on money and owed him very little to be paid the day of the party. 4 days before the Bar Mitzvah, RC e-mailed me to tell me that he needed more money. He had nothing to show for all of the money I had already given him and basically needed to be paid all over again to do the job. Since I had already invested so much money in him and on such short notice, I personally went with him to all of the vendors and paid for all of the material again. He continued to ask me for money, to pay for his gas, pay his workers, etc. I wound up spending an addition $1900, on top of the money I had already paid him. In addition, on the day of my party, 15 of my friends showed up at the venue to put the room together - he showed up late, missing half of what he promised me, with centerpieces that were half the size of the sample he had shown me. The man extorts money from people when they are up against the wall and basically told me lies all along, in order to get my money. He looked me in the eyes and repeatedly lied and took advantage of me. No one should be put in this position when they are trying to celebrate a happy occasion. He ruined it for me.