- Report: #569329
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Complaint Review: Jason Safford
Jason Safford243-21 Weller Ave. Internet United States of America
Jason Safford Sylvan Douglas Lyn, Jeff Tew, Safflyn Corporation, Chateau Safflyn, Green Leadership Institute Deceptive and Unfair Business Practices, Fraud, Gross Negligence, Dishonest Representations, Nonpayment of Bills, Failure to Execute Contract, Slander, Dafamation of Character, Internet
*UPDATE Employee: CASE SETTLED - INVALID REPORT
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: REPORT INVALID
*REBUTTAL Individual responds: Response to Hal Abramson
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WARNING: To all promoters, bands, media and contractors in New York State and throughout the US.
Jason Safford and Saflfyn Corp. is grossly negligent, a pathological- malicious liar, cheat and a fraud using deceptive and unfair business practices.
This supposed CEO of Safflyn Corporation comes on smiling and educated when in fact is a lying CON MAN. I can prove this in a court of law. His partner and Safflyn Corp. President Sylvan Lyn aka Sylan Douglas obviously supports this creep and has for many years. This company is extremely dangerous to promoters!
Others are suing them and Safflyn Corporation. This supposed Green Corporation out of a house in Rosedale, NY. 243-21 Weller Ave. Rosedale, NY 11422
On Dec. 10, Safford made a false posting online saying that any outstanding compensation I feel is due me was not discussed or agreed upon any invoice I submit will be considered fraudulent. This is the way Safford attempts to get out of paying bills, by calling them a fraud
Despite my written warning to Safford to remove this spurious attack on me. he stupidly refuses, will not pay me for a retainer that was clearly agreed to, to reimburse me for approved out-of-pocket monies I paid for his marketing materials, and to then publish lies to justify his own criminal behavior. He will now pay the price. It will be severe and sustained. He will be exposed for the fraud he is. Its called revealing the truth about this deadbeat and thrief.
The truth is, I am a 55 yr/old major promoter who was contracted by Jason Safford, Safflyn Corp., Gelston Castle Estate and Green leadership Institute to produce music festivals at the Jordanville property. My experience there, from to Tue. Nov. 17 through Sun Dec 6 was an experience founded in misrepresentation and amateurs unqualified to be in business. Safford brought me there under false pretenses and is clearly a liar. I also worked for 2 weeks leading up to my departure on due diligence for Saffords Music festival desires.
The following are verbatim emails from Safford.
On Sept. 16, 2009 I reached out to you because we spent the last two years promoting our own events but we are not in the business of event planning and promotions. I read your book and thought I would reach out and see if there may be an opportunity..
He want on to say: Attached is information on the Green Concert Series we are planning for 2010. This 4 page amorphous fluffy Powerpoint document with huge pictures stated major tier 1 acts that Safford and Safflyn proposes to present in 2010.
Safford told me that he was soliciting investors for millions of dollars based on this information. This is fraud. He has no ability, money or hope to present any of these major headliners. His operations manager Jee Tew told me they did not have the money for light bulbs
Fri Oct. 30, 2009 I am ready to talk about multi day fests as soon as you are free. My number is (917) 664-6334.
The Retainer is agreed. I will follow up with you tomorrow. Keep in mind what he stated Dec. 10. He then agreed to another agreement emailed to him by Jeff Tew once I was there. So he was sent 2 agreements and ignored both.
Thu Oct 29 I provided Safford with the first simple Agreement to sign.
Sat Oct 31, 2009 Hal - Looks good overall If you do not object, I would like to re-write the contract formally by Safflyn retaining your services as a consultant under a master contract with a clause for exercising the Event Producer position at a specific time based on a budget target goal?
Mon. Nov. 2 Once we get the contract signed and plan your trip up, Id like to bring you all together to create as strong a team as possible.
Tue. Nov. 3 Contract will be ready by Friday. I will work on BWI tomorrow. FYI for all trips to the Estate, you will stay onsite at the Mansion.
There was NO contract, NO retainer, he lied and continues to lie about this.
Wed Nov 4 I will look into SW. (Airline ticket)
Fri Nov 6 Jeff Tew writes to Safford. What is the status about flying him in?
Mon. Nov. 9 I will be taking care of the plane ticket and contract in the next day.
Wed. Nov. 11 Flight will be booked today and other items to be confirmed.
Fri. Nov. 13 FINALLY Going against my better instincts, and after pushing for an agreement, small retainer and airline ticket, after almost 2 weeks of false statement, I was successful in pushing Jeff Tew to secure an airline ticket for me and boarded the plane without my promised agreement or retainer. Safford was clearly a liar and incompetent and I chose to ignore these signals and depart for a land of dysfunction and nothingness. My belief was based on Saffords constant reassurances that I would receive a contract and a retainer and my honesty in serving the client. In fact he later agreed to make me the Event Producer, an employee position.
Fri., Nov. 13 I finally was sent an e-ticket by Safford with no airline or flight numbers listed. This showed a profound negligence for details, not reading or caring what he mails to someone he regards as important.
Once here, I was picked up by Jeff Tew in a dilapidated, unsafe car that he could only back up by opening the door and pushing the car with his foot. I hope you are starting to see the comedy in this F Troop Group of buffoons. Once back at the estate, it was clear that many things were in disrepair indicating acute underfunding. I was right.
So after working there for more than a year, Tew was not earning enough tobuy himself an acceptable automobile and even though he is the Operations Manager of a 330 acre property, Safford doesnt have minimal funds to or the business acuity, or sufficient ethics to procure a used pickup truck for Tew.
Thu. Oct 29 Speaking about the land where festivals would be staged; The field fits about 150,000 its about 60 acres total.
Safford lied again. The field is no bigger than 15 acres and at outside estimates, and with infrastructure cannot hold more than 15,000 people. This one statement is another example of his sloppy, unprofessional misrepresentation of the facts in order to overinflate their assets. Its another example of his fraudulent and irresponsible behavior
Thu. Nov. After weeks of hard work at no pay, planning a music festival, speaking to contractors, media and developing a cost and revenue sheet, sponsor proposals, performing due diligence, taking measurement conducting meetings and dealing with Chateau Safflyns laughable, inept planning committee and after requesting a professionally made, site plan, logo and letter from the County approving a first music festival, Jeff Tew gave me the approval if I paid pay for a logo and site diagram.
I was never reimbursed for these materials and therefore refused to turn them over to Safford until I was paid for the materials and paid my small retained. He never paid either, then lied on RipOffReport saying he never agreed to it. Safford and Tew also refuse to send back or pay for an expensive Sponsorship
Safford and Safflyn Corp. are being sued by other parties for bills incurred and not paid. Safford has a track record of making promises to contractors and then not paying them.
While at their property, I learned of dozens of examples of Tew, Saffords and the estates gross incompetence. No one at the estate is qualified to plan, promote or produce and festivals of any kind. They are dangerous people placing the county in great liability. There is no competent management in their entire organization.
My experience is that Jasons way of taking care of things is to do nothing, delay it to the point of confusion or pass it off on Jeff Tew who has no assets. My opinion as a professional consultant is that Safford is an extremely poor leader not fit to manage any organization. He ignores serious issues and lies to escape paying bills agreed to.
I do not see that any of these organizations have any reasonable cash assets of any kind. Jason and Jeff appear to be broke. Their green movement is a joke. I do not see anything that their Green Leadership Institute is doing. There are no seminars, qualified leaders, classes, programs or members at the estate which is where this paper organization is supposed to be located.
I believe that Jason Saffords proposals to government and prospective investors for money to develop green jobs is a smoke screen and full of BS. They need money bad and are using their green movement as a scam to secure it. I see no proof that they have any movement of any kind anywhere in operation. I dont even see a proper recycling program at the estate. They dispose of their trash as trash in trash bags.
I intend to bring legal action against Jason Safford and his associated organizations for defamation, breach of contract, misrepresentation, nonpayment and other charges. Be forewarned, this is not a legitimate operator, and based on my experience and in speaking to other companies, you are liked to get burned. Additionally, Saffords intent to maliciously defame my name and honest character is reprehensible. I entered into an agreement and came there to give my considerable resources and abilities to present great music festivals. Now everyone involved loses. This is all brought on by Jason Safford.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/14/2010 06:23 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Jason-Safford/internet/Jason-Safford-Sylvan-Douglas-Lyn-Jeff-Tew-Safflyn-Corporation-Chateau-Safflyn-Green-Le-569329. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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