INCORPORATE N-1 DAY IS A FRAUD
JAMES B. BROWN IS A CON-ARTIST
On April 8, 2002 I called Incorporate N-1 Day and spoke with James Brown, the owner about starting a corporation for my business (Swift Rooter & Plumbing). We then went to his office located at 8458 Crenshaw Blvd., Inglewood, CA 90305.
We were interested in starting one corporation (Swift Rooter Corporation), and putting JSJJ and Big Wheelerz Records under it as Divisions of Swift Rooter Corporation. However, James Brown insisted we could not do that and we needed three separate corporations. James Brown stated it would cost $700.00 over the phone, however when we got there he asked for an additional $300.00 for the Dunn & Bradstreet filing totaling $1000.00.
We paid $700.00 on 04/08/2002 and $300.00 on 04/09/2002 for JSJJ Corporation. According to our contract James Brown was supposed to do Dunn & Bradstreet filing, develop corporate credit, and perform corporation document preparation for JSJJ Corporation.
At a later date, approximately a month to a month and a half later my husband spoke with James Brown about doing two additional corporations (Swift Rooter Corporation & Big Wheelers Corporation) which would cost $1000.00 each.
On 06/26/2002 James Brown sent us certified letters threatening to cancel JSJJ Corporation which was paid for in full, and stating that our word of mouth contracted us to three corporations, and the contract were inclusive of one another which is impossible as we did them at different times, and began calling my husbands work phone and our house phone leaving threatening and insulting messages.
We were not going to continue on with Swift Rooter Corporation or do any further business dealing with James Brown because of his behavior. However, since we had put so much money down on the corporation we decided to pay the balance which included the $323.00 which we were unaware at the time that we were being double billed. We paid the final payment for Swift Rooter Corporation at the beginning of 09/2002 as well as the $329.00 he overcharged us for.
Before we made our final payment on 09/02 we talked to James Brown and informed him that we would not be doing the third corporation with him because of his behavior and he agreed to cancel it. Previously James Brown repeatedly insisted that he had already completed all our documents and they were ready, however, when we made the payment he told us to come back numerous times, and every time we called or went down there he did not have any of our materials it was always Its not ready yet, come back next week.
In late September 2002 James Brown left a message on our phone stating he had sent our documents for Swift Rooter Corporation via certified mail, needless to say they never came. On numerous occasions my husband went to Incorporate N-1 Day to pick up our documents but James Brown refused to come from the back room and speak with him, finally on the last occasion he was given a bribery letter dated 09/26/2002 that stated, In receiving the Articles of Incorporation for Swift Rooter, no other services are due or should be expected as you paid a reduced rate to purchase only Articles of Incorporation. You are responsible for filing statement of officers and all other corporate taxes and business filings. Needless to say we refused to sign the letter and decided to file a small claim against James Brown and Incorporate N-1 Day big mistake.
Being the con-artist he is when we got to court James Brown lied to the judge and stated They got a deal because they are friends of my sons when in reality we had never met or seen his sons before. There was never a contract for Swift Rooter Corporation because my husband made a deal with James Brown to produce a music cd for his son, and in return he would do Swift Rooter Corporation and Big Wheelerz for $500.00 each. However, approximately a week later James Brown told my husband My son is not serious about doing music so heres what were going to do you pay me $1800.00 total for both corporations (Swift Rooter & Big Wheelerz).
James Brown made up lie after lie, he stated to the judge we failed to sign a document, which he never asked us to sign. He also stated to the judge, that he repeatedly called us to pick up our documents but we never came, which is another lie. Also, James Brown came to court with a contract for Big Wheelerz Records which he failed to give my husband a copy of, only to find out that James Brown had all three carbon copies and made numerous fraudulent charges totaling approximately $1823.00 (mind you this is the paperwork which he told us he had thrown away when we gave him the final payment for JSJJ Corporation).
He also showed the Judge a price list which he printed up on his computer for the case, there was never a price list in his shop. The final result of James Browns lies was the Judge stated Im confused, this case if confusing so I am dismissing both cases. We also lost $172.00 in court costs and service fees because the defendant repeatedly ducked and dodged service. Any normal person would accept service if they are owed money.
James Brown keeps his business door locked and hides behind the partition in his office. We showed the Judge our receipt showing a zero balance owed on both corporations, which were written by James Brown and he refused to look at them.
I also subpoenaed James Browns receipts, but the Judge refused to ask him for them even after I made repeated requests for him to do so. We never would have contracted to do a single corporation with James Brown for 1800.00 because that is a ridiculous amount. James Brown is a coward, thief and a liar and I would like him to be exposed for the sake of other consumers. I went in front of the worst Judge I have ever seen
he clearly stated he did'nt understand the case so he should not have made a ruling on it.
James Brown pulled a classic bait and switch routine, and is willing to go so far as lying to the Judge and producing phony documents to the Judge. I am sure there are numerous other people who have been scammed by James Brown. James Brown only performed $500.00 worth of work and we paid him $2658.00. He filed our Dunn & Bradstreet for JSJJ Corporation but told stated he would not give it to us unless we signed the bribery letter. Does that sound like a person who is owed money? He also, cancelled our Swift Rooter Corporation the day before we went to court. He has no use for the documents so he should turn them over to the rightful owners. Please have the news media expose this coward.
Los Angeles, California