(Closed) Vendor closed business and stole my money!!!

posted 7 years ago in Food
Post # 3
2815 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Does your contract have any information on it about going out of business?  You could contact the BBB.

Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

oh no! i’m assuming they already cashed the check? I would def inquire with the BBB. i’m so sorry!

Post # 5
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@MsNarwhal:   You don’t have a name to track them down with?  You can probably somehow get that info from the county or state, because they should have some type of record of that business. 

Post # 7
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Better Business Bureau or also contact the SCC in your state. 

Post # 8
882 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

uh-oh! If BBB doesn’t work, you can always try the local news channel. They usually have a consumer reporter. I see stories like this pretty often. They’ll try and track them down for free too. And the whole bride/wedding cake angle is a good “story” they can play for for tv dramatics. Good luck! 

Post # 9
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

This happened to a friend of mine three weeks ago, two weeks before her wedding. A cake, around 500 dollars, paid by check… defintely investigate all legal avenues!!!!

Post # 11
1798 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You should be able to run a search of your local public records to find out some more info about their business license and any bankruptcy proceedings.

Post # 12
10 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

omg im sorry to hear that Frown

Post # 13
13249 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you paid by credit card, you can file a claim with the credit card company and they investigate to determine if you got what you paid for and sometimes reimburse you.  Otherwise, determine if you’re ready to ready to go down legal avenues and take them to small claim court to receive some sort of settlement.

Post # 15
275 posts
Helper bee

Find those assholes on Facebook and email everyone of their “friends.”

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