TAPSCON 2009/BRENT FAIR / Lack of Refund
On 2 December 2008, my mother and I purchased three tickets for the "Odyssey Hunt, " plus a room in the Biltmore during the TAPSCON 2009. The VIP Packages were already sold out, so we did the next best thing. We figured we would get a room at the Holiday Inn Harborside after the ghosthunt, and just buy general admission tickets for Friday since we could not stay at the Biltmore after Thursday night.
The shocker came when I just simply checked the website again, and found Brent Fair's pathetic excuse FOR an excuse. He stated that due to problems with the hotel, that he could not have the convention there. Wanting to give him the benefit of the doubt, I believed he would find another venue.
The announcement came of Clewiston, Florida, which is very small. I wondered how he could accomodate the thousands that came to TAPSCON 2008? However, it wasn't my concern. I thought we would get our ghosthunt either way.
Then the website for the new venue disappeared.
As a result, I decided it was better to go somewhere else. After all, this was my birthday and Christmas gift. I'd already seen the Ghosthunters at the 2008 convention (which was not very well planned at all).
So, I began writing for a refund in March, April, and May...which turned into June, and no answer at all.
And I found this site and SciFake.com.
Mr. BRENT FAIR is a scam artist.
He ran off with $614.00.
Contact: TAPSCON 2 Victims need to call our main number at [protected] and request that a complaint form be mailed to them. Theyll need to fill out the form and return it along with any documentation that they have.If they file the online form, it just delays the process.
Investigator Rick Adkins
Pinellas County Government
Department of Justice & Consumer Services
15251 Roosevelt Boulevard, Suite 209
Clearwater, FL 33760
Internet Crimes Bureau http://www.ic3.gov/complaint/default.aspx
Good luck, and please, lets see if we can get our money back from this scam artist and make certain he cannot do this to another person ever!