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STEPHEN READ - rip off builder

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:24am
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JenDave

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I am appalled to be reading posting about STEPHEN READ tonight, why is this topic  BLOCKED ?   I can't respond to anyone.

He's taken almost £1,000 from me for materials but never did the work - no money returned

I am not happy - does anyone want to join me in taking action against this low life

Kimmy11

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:33am

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:33am

Hi JenDave,

I'm sorry to hear that you've been conned too.  There have been several threads about Stephen Read on here - you've already commented on another - but I see you've suggested "emailing" other complainants.  As this man has already tried to infiltrate the forum - objecting to his photo appearing on here! - by setting up different user accounts (fortunately, Alex detected it and banned him), others may be wary about going 'off forum'.  In any event, you don't need to do so, as there's a Private Message option available.

If you look in the blue band at the head of your post, where your user name appears, you'll see two small white boxes with blue borders - one says Follow and the other says Private Message.  Go to a post by the person you want to privately message and click on that box in their header - a new dialogue box will pop up, with their user name as the addressee, you just need to add a title and then your message.  Only you and the other member will be able to see your PM and they can reply to you privately as well. 

I hope you're lucky in tracking him down - armed with the all the info you have between you, I hope it's enough for the police to work on.  Good luck!

Kind regards,

Kim

RayD

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:34am

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:34am

And, if you do manage to track him down, please bring the information back to the forum, where I suspect there are other victims of his dishonesty.

GCfromVC

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:11am

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:11am

Yes....good luck with this. I really hope you get enough people together to take action but most importantly win your case. However it sounds like he is a slippery character and probably has no assets and rents so easy for him to escape the legal system and just move on.

Hopefully the taxman and other government bodies will be on to him as sell at some point.

Shame he can't be set up on a few jobs with people so you can all meet him or at least find out where he lives for serving legal documents etc.

Just a low life piece of scum.

Good luck!

JenDave

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:13pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:13pm

RayD wrote on Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:34am:

And, if you do manage to track him down, please bring the information back to the forum, where I suspect there are other victims of his dishonesty.

thank you, I most certainly will share any info I get.  I am guessing all the addresses etc I have for him are no longer correct as he told me he moved a few weeks ago.

John56

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:06pm

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Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:06pm

Sorry to hear that there are still people like this who think nothing of ripping people off and causing distress without any remorse. 

Michaelmlrb

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:31am

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:31am

GCfromVC wrote on Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:11am:

Yes....good luck with this. I really hope you get enough people together to take action but most importantly win your case. However it sounds like he is a slippery character and probably has no assets and rents so easy for him to escape the legal system and just move on.

Hopefully the taxman and other government bodies will be on to him as sell at some point....

...

Shame he can't be set up on a few jobs with people so you can all meet him or at least find out where he lives for serving legal documents etc.

Just a low life piece of scum.

Good luck!

Sorry to hear that you also been a victim of this rogue trader. I really would advise against taking things into your own hands by "setting him up" and if you do discover an address for Stephen Read I would take the information that you have to the police. Taking the advice suggested in the previous post could lead to confrontation and ultimately give Stephen the upper hand. Good luck and I hope that you and all the other innocent victims of this man get some justice.

GCfromVC

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:12pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:12pm

Hi....what i mean by this is to find out his address so any papers can be served on him or served in person.

Nothing else.

Hope he is not a member of this forum or he will be well clued up!

JenDave

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:18pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:18pm

Michaelmlrb wrote on Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:31am:

Sorry to hear that you also been a victim of this rogue trader. I really would advise against taking things into your own hands by "setting him up" and if you do discover an address for Stephen Read I would take the information that you have to the police. Taking the advice suggested in the previ...

...ous post could lead to confrontation and ultimately give Stephen the upper hand. Good luck and I hope that you and all the other innocent victims of this man get some justice.

Thank you, we are getting together all the information and we will go to the police.

JenDave

Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:20pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:20pm

GCfromVC wrote on Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:12pm:

Hi....what i mean by this is to find out his address so any papers can be served on him or served in person.

Nothing else.

Hope he is not a member of this forum or he will be well clued up!

He was a member of this forum, which is how he managed to contact me, and the others I assume.

Alec kicked him off and blocked him.

I have contacted my solicitor in Spain for advice.  

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