Superior Research — legal research
I found an ad on Craigslist offering to do legal research found here:
Calling on the ad a man claiming to be Michael Clarke, an attorney in FL or at least was an attorney in Florida, seemed knowledgeable and had an aggressive spirit to research the legal information I requested. I paid him through you on the 8th and he committed to having the researched information emailed to me by the 13th. The information never ever came.
I questioned "Michael" about the failure to deliver the information as he had claimed he would email and he said he had sent a zip file. That never came. Then he said he would send individual files, and that never came either. When informed his individual files never came either, he later offered to send an outline of the info he had researched. That is a joke, and that never came either.
I regularly receive emails with attached documents from numerous other professionals and friends without ever an issue. Why would there be a failure in delivering only emails with the information from "Michael" when all his other emails arrive just fine?
I told "Michael" that it was looking highly suspicious to me and that I, among friends helping me, thought he is a guy never planning on delivering anything. "Michael" never denied that, and that was when he offered to send an outline of the research he had done. What good is an outline... which I didn't get anyway?
I think "Michael" is doing a scam and using Square as an accomplice to render a sense of security and credibility to his unethical practice. If Square does not hold their vendors accountable for delivering what their payment is meant to secure, then people paying by Square should be aware of that. I will be happy to go to a website and vouch for your services in this regard or share that you do not hold your vendors accountable for anything. If the latter be true, then I will express my opinion is people need to only use vendors using PayPal instead.