I called Invention Submission Corp. to have them market a new seasoning I had created. I thought, due to their advertisements, that they were a very reputable company. I was informed that Mr. Arnold Newman was the only representative I could work with as he was the Regional Director for Washington and Oregon state.
I met with Mr. Newman at his office on Dec. 05, 2005 @ approximately 1:00pm. He proceeded to again to tell me that he "owned" these territorys, and that he is the "only" person to work with since at the time I was living in Seattle, WA.
After explaning the process of having my invention submitted, I felt comfortable enough to go ahead and committ to following thru with my idea. On Dec. 07,2005, I paid him $13,990.00.Pluse $945.00. I put a stop payment on the checks on Dec 5, 2005 at Mr. Newman's request and wrote a check to Mr. Newman, at his request for $13,500.00 pluse $945.00 on Dec. 28, 2005 The check was written to him directly as he told me that because he was the only one working this area, all money had to go to him directly, and not Invention Submission Corp. The checks had been initially written to Invention Submission Corp.
Now called Invent Help. I have copies of every receipt, bank draft in case they are needed. I also have the original signed contracts. You see where this is going. About a week later I called to check on Mr. Newman's progress, as I had not heard anything from him. I was then informed that Mr. Newman had been fired a week after I got involved.
It was then that I found out that Invention Submission Corp. had planned on firing him at the time they were telling me that he was the only one I can deal with. I have the name of a current or maybe former now, employee who can verify this. I have Mr. Newman's home address and phone number, and have made constant attempts to contact him. He refuses to answer my calls. It is 2007, and I have not gotten ANY of what I paid for, and ISP has been of no assistance in helping me to recover my money, when it is they who put me in contact with him.
This is a criminal matter, and I want justice! This company allowed one of their employees to take everything I had, as it appears they have done so to many others. I'm not going to sit back and let this happen to me. He can run, but he cannot hide. I know where he lives. I live in North Carolina currently. I would like to here from an attorney on this, if there is one out there looking into this scam.
Charlotte, North Carolina