My name is Rani devi from India, I freelancer in Freelancer.com (which is a good freelancing site). My brother and myself wanted to start a business in Florida, so we decided to hire someone who has good experience. Upon seeing Mr.Gregory bair's (Transaxtion Group, LLC, Kansas) profile in same freelancer.com, with positive reviews (hidden with many negative reviews, i digged out later) we contacted him to do this job. after hours and hours of conversation we agreed to pay him 775$ to register company, appoint a registered agent, virtual office service, EIN number and bank account.
He demanded 300$ as advance payment(even though freelancer.com has a secured escrow system) and tricked somehow and got it. the moment he got money in his account, he told me that he want to go out with his wife, he doesn't even have time to tell what documents he need to open company. that was before thanksgiving day, so i thought may be he is bit busy with family. I waited for 48 hours, but he never get back to me.
I contacted him about the process, he asked me to give my name alone, he not even listened to my requirement of adding my permanent address in India, even though there is a provision to do. Also, i have asked to add members to the company, he told that he will get that later after registering company. I don't know why he did that. Finally, he registered a company on our name.
He contacted me this evening with company registration details. all of the the sudden he asked for more money, without even listening to my words. He just wanted to grab more money and started refusing all my request and conversed as follows:
I did not sign up to teach you the laws of US LLCs :)
you do not add members with the secretary of state
There is NO place anywhere on the Florida website to put members.
you are wasting time
just please let me know if you want to proceed
you need medication
you are self destructive
Like this he started talking something not related to work.
To change communication address and add members he tricked to get 475$ more.
I have asked just 2 questions:
1. Why he haven't put my Indian address while opening company and why he is refusing to change the address after company registration?
2. Why won't Florida SOS won't allow to add members in LLC?
For this 2 question he never gave a straight answer, he started to use bad & unprofessional words (finally, he asked to admit in hospital :) ) , cheated 300$ (hardly earned money) and finally still tricking to get 475$ more to change the address alone!!
I WANT TO ALERT OTHERS NOT TO GET INTO HIS TRAP AND LOOSE MONEY.
I ATTACHED THE PERSONS PICTURE HERE
Review about: Finance Business Consulting.
Monetary Loss: $300.