I am a freelance voice over artist and I was contacted by Beau Rowland through a website called Voice123 where I make bids on voice over jobs. He had a project posted looking for someone to record his Rowland and Company voice greeting and he selected me. He sent me an email requesting I record the greeting and email it back to him. This is the way I work with all of my clients and have never had a problem before. I sent him the recording on July 23, 2009. The agreed amount to pay me was $50. After 5 days, he finally emailed me back and said that his company pays on the first and third Tuesdays of the month and I would be paid through Paypal.com on August 4th. That day came and went and I never got payment.
I contacted customer service at Voice123 and they sent him an email asking about my payment status and he never replied to them. They said there was nothing more they could do to help me. So the next day on August 5th, I called and spoke to Beau Rowland and asked where my payment was. Also when I called, he was indeed using my voice greeting because I heard it. He said that he did not know his company did not have a Paypal account and could he mail me a company check. After leaving me on hold for 20 minutes, I called back and agreed to take a check. I emailed him my address info and he emailed back saying he would have the check mailed out the next morning.
I waited a week and no check ever came. So I called him again and he answered and pretended he did not hear me and hung up. I called back several times and the calls went to voice mail. I have tried emailing him and calling everyday and he does not answer. He is clearly ignoring me. He made a promise to pay me twice and never did. I have all of the email communications stating this. It has now been a month since I initially did this job for him and I have never been paid and he is ignoring and avoiding me. I am not sure what more to do at this point. He is a thief and a liar.