• Report: #359167

Complaint Review: United Portrait Studios, National Portraits, Jarrett Pratt, JP Howard, Happy Days Portrait Studio

  • Submitted: Mon, August 04, 2008
  • Updated: Sat, December 17, 2011

  • Reported By:lexington Kentucky
United Portrait Studios, National Portraits, Jarrett Pratt, JP Howard, Happy Days Portrait Studio
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United Portraits, United Portrait Studios, National Portraits, National Portrait Studio, Jarrett Pratt, JP Howard, Happy Days StudioUnited Portrait Studios, National Portraits, Jarrett Pratt, JP Howard, Happy Days Portrait Studio STAY AWAY FROM THIS GUY! He's a crook and a psychopath! Salt Lake City, Omaha, DenverSalt Lake City, Omaha, Denver, Virgina, Michigan, Nationwide

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Vintage Photography, daycareportraits.com, Happy Days, Seemyportraits.com,888-409-0499, JP Jarrett Pratt Jared Price, New Info

*Consumer Comment: my opinion about this crook

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Yes it's true

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: he is the biggest crock and fraud I have ever met

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Jared Price, Jp, Jarrett Pratt Happy days portrait studios

*Author of original report: Happy Days Antique Photography, Jared Price

*Author of original report: Sorry you had to go through this!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: I got paid!!!!!

*UPDATE EX-employee responds: This definatey sound like the jp I know, the guy is a crook,

*Consumer Comment: A question for you...

*Consumer Comment: A question for you...

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: I am sorry to hear this.

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If your reading this I hope you have not all ready been ripped off by this guy. I worked for him for several months and personally know several other people he's ripped off. If your a daycare director do not work with this guy you won't receive your pictures. Photographers, Sales Persons, Telemarketers BEWARE!!! He left town owing me Thousands of dollars. Below are links to all of the other reports associated with his company's. His company/companies are not legit, they have no tax id's and are registered nowhere. The number listed is the only current working number I can find. If anyone knows other contact info for Jarrett please post it here. He's currently in the mountain region Salt Lake City, Denver, Las Vegas, Omaha area's. By the way if you happen to be dating this guy I would also get as far away as quick as possible.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/253/RipOff0253701.htm#334841

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http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/271/RipOff0271301.htm

http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/196/RipOff0196689.htm

Anon
lexington, Kentucky
U.S.A.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 08/04/2008 05:42 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/United-Portrait-Studios-National-Portraits-Jarrett-Pratt-JP-Howard-Happy-Days-Portrait-Studio/nationwide/United-Portraits-United-Portrait-Studios-National-Portraits-National-Portrait-Studio-J-359167. 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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#1 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Vintage Photography, daycareportraits.com, Happy Days, Seemyportraits.com,888-409-0499, JP Jarrett Pratt Jared Price, New Info

AUTHOR: Sheila - (U.S.A.)

What Happened to Stacey,JP? Your girl that you were going to interview called me.

Office Manager/Customer Service (South Jordan/10400th)

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Reply to: info@daycareportraits.com [?]
Date: 2008-12-11, 11:05AM MST



Vintage portraits is hiring a customer service/office manager. Responsible for customer service, sales staff and high energy office. Hours are from 9am to 6pm. Full medical benefits and 401K. Self starter and energetic apply now! Pay starts at $10hr with increase to $12hr at 30 days.Please call 1-888-409-0499.Job perks come with own office and great location. We are located in South Jordan. Duties include shipping, filing, scheduling travel, phones and various office support.




Location: South Jordan/10400th
Compensation: $10hr first 30 days, $12hr there after
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#2 Consumer Comment

my opinion about this crook

AUTHOR: Kasie - (U.S.A.)

I personnaly have not been ripped off by this person and i use the term person loosely.

My good friend dated him and let me tell you he has isolated her from her family he is very controlling and comes across as a sweet talker he has a very short temper and it will go off in a minutes notice he should not by any means be around kids! he was physical and verbal abusive to her. if you are doing any business with this man or are in a relationship with him grab your crap and run don't walk because he will take you down. He pries on weak women who are either single mothers or just getting out of bad relationships. I personaly belive that he can't use his name for business use or anything else and is preying on these defensless women to do his dirty work for him which from what leah is saying sound true. we need to take him down so he can no longer hurt any more people out there in the world our economy is bad enough with out his help.

I wright this as a helpful freind who wants to warn others out there about this jarrett pratt,price or whatever he is calling himself these days.
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#3 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Yes it's true

AUTHOR: Sheila - (U.S.A.)

I have known for some time about the HIV! I am trying to fix the problem with him doing this to others. I knew that I wasn't the first to have this problem with him, and I knew that I wouldn't be the last. It seems as though his world is beginning to cave in, slowly but surely. Leah, what are the details on what your problem with JP is? Are you an ex-employee? My busiess phone is 503-640-4873. I am the Oregon photographer...or was the Oregon photographer...tee hee hee. I may be able to help. Do Not under any circumstances let him scare or bully you! do not back down to him. He does not like strong women, he is threatened by them, so stay strong. He has apparently changed his business name again to "Vintage Photography"
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#4 UPDATE EX-employee responds

he is the biggest crock and fraud I have ever met

AUTHOR: Leah - (U.S.A.)

I know that jp is living in riverton utah he also has business in idaho, washington and montana that I am aware of he is running his businesses out of his girlfriends name of Kelly Leyba, He also has HIV I found this out through a state health registery I also herd that he and his girlfriend split up so all you single ladies out there beware he is very controlling and is a smoth talker so any one who has ever slept with this man run dont walk and get tested because I am sure he has had this for quiet some time. I would also love to see him do some prison time for what he has done to me and so many others out there so all you women out there who have been screwed lets band together and take this a-hole down .
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#5 UPDATE EX-employee responds

Jared Price, Jp, Jarrett Pratt Happy days portrait studios

AUTHOR: Sheila - (U.S.A.)

Hi Anon, He is still using Happy Days, but when I went to work for him last July, The ad said Happy Days, but the email that I was sending my invoices to was still National Portraits. I was not given his name when I started working, so I looked at a shipping label on a package that was sent from a clothing wholesaler, and found his name. After sending him the first invoice with that name, He sent me an email asking me to send it to Jared Price, I have print-outs of all my invoices, and all of them but 1 are sent to Jared Price. Guess what name was used on that 1? He is now in Riverton Utah, and I have googled his address, and got a sattelite map of his house and street. Really nice house by the way. I have started my own business again, and he has been calling my clients, telling them that I stole from him. JP if you are reading this...I have a 1 year statute of limitations in which to file suit for the cancelling of my contract...watch out sneaky snake! Be very very careful!
Anyway, hope this helps, I have even thought of filing a class action suit.
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#6 Author of original report

Happy Days Antique Photography, Jared Price

AUTHOR: Anon - (U.S.A.)

JP Howard now calling himself Jared Price. This guys several alias's should be proof enough that he's a person to be avoided. Sheila's post above is par for the course with this guy. Currently he's using Happy Days Antique Photography as his company name though he seems to change this every few months.
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Sorry you had to go through this!

AUTHOR: Anon - (U.S.A.)

I experienced much of the same thing when I worked with JP weeks of stress over not getting paid, screwy deals, lies, manipulation, threats. Glad to see you posted here hopefully as more people do word will get out about what creep this guy is and he'll have a harder time finding people to rip off. Did you say he was calling himself "Jared Price" now? If so I'll update this original posting to include that name, Also do you know what company name he was using or where else he is currently operating/living? I'd like to keep the info on this post as up to date as possible. Sorry you had to go through this and good job sticking it to this jerk.
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#8 UPDATE EX-employee responds

I got paid!!!!!

AUTHOR: Sheila - (U.S.A.)

Jp, Jarrett Pratt, JP Howard, or Jared Price finally paid me almost everything that he owed me. I have freed the "hostages" after being paid. JP wanted to record me acknowledging that he "honestly skipped over one of my invoices, that we ended on good terms, and that I was sorry that things didn't work out"! I said none of those things, because they were all lies. He did not accidentally skip over my invoice, because it shows on fresh-books that they were all "viewed" we absolutely did not end on good terms, I had to hold his stuff ransom until I got paid, how is that good? I am also not sorry, I have nothing to be sorry for. I did all of the work, I worked sick, I let my house fall to crap because of all of the hours I was putting in giving him quality pictures, sorry? no way. I have asked him repeatedly to stop contacting me via phone, text and email, which he has ignored, so I have had to, through my phone company, block all of his calls and texts, and have blocked all of his emails. I'm done with this person, and I use this term person, of describing him very loosely. He needs to be done as well. I have a business to build! Here are just a couple of the emails that he sent me.


Emails from 10/2/2008 note the time:
Well then if you are an adult then why can't you work this out with me? We have customers to worry about here Sheila. What are you trying to do here? What do you want to go into business for yourself is that it? Why are you doing this to me and my family? Do you want to keep the rig is that it? I am sure we can work something out. I am a good person who never has hurt anyone. The person who posted that stuff was tryiing to hurt me just like you are doing. TELL me what you want here so we can both move on with our lives. Do you want to go into business in OR.

Do you want the rig in exchange for you checks? What do you want. I can not have anymore stress on me. I am dying here. I am not going to fight here I just want it to be over. Let's be adults and get this s**t over with. I also will not be screwed over here. We have customers orders to get out Sheila, now lets grow up here and do the RIGHT THING.

I ask you as a person not to try to do damage to me, my company and my reputation. If you want to do your own thing then do it the correct way. The right way Sheila. Don't try to steal and take my stuff and accounts, It's not fair to me my, kids or anyone who works for me.

Do it on your own. Fine, I don't care about your contract Sheila, but I also will fight in what I believe in and will not try to hurt you going into business, But as adults we have to work this out now before it causes a big mess.


God Bless


Thank You,


WWW.SEEMYPORTRAITS.COM
Happy Days Portrait Studios
Toll Free (888)409-0499
Local (303) 482-1876
Fax (303)482-1601
E-mail office@vintagefranchise.com





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Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2008 00:50:30 -0700
From: jnsphariss@yahoo.com
Subject: RE:
To: office@vintagefranchise.com


That contract became void the day you didn't pay me and the day that you fired me, You cannot enforce a void contract. And the word I think you were looking for is LIABLE! Did you not read my resume, I am a paralegal, and I know my rights. Grand Theft is anything over $4000.00, so that doesn't fly with me. I am a free agent now thanks to your temper. Quit calling me! Quit emailing me. The only times you may contact me is through certified mail. Your failure to do so will result in a restraining order. I have saved both text messages that clearly state that you fired me. I can pursue civil action against you to force you to buy me out of my contract, you broke it, not me, That comes to about $41000, then you will have to pay me out and hire another photographer for Oregon. So let's talk about treating people the right way, shall we? You messed with the wrong girl this time...I'm to knowledgeable, you don't intimidate me!Thank You and God Bless

--- On Thu, 10/2/08, National Portraits wrote:

From: National Portraits
Subject: RE:

To: jnsphariss@yahoo.com
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2008, 2:21 AM

I just got off the phone with the Hillsboro Police Dept. Tara is coming up there with Cash tomorrow to pay you and retrieve the rig. We do have a signed non compete agreement with you and will take Civil action against you and your husband. All of my phone conversations are recorded so the threatening thing will never fly. You can do this the respectable way or the wrong way. If you contact any daycares you will be held reliable. I am sorry but I know I treat people right.

This is your opportunity.


Thank You,


WWW.SEEMYPORTRAITS.COM
Happy Days Portrait Studios
Toll Free (888)409-0499
Local (303) 482-1876
Fax (303)482-1601
E-mail office@vintagefranchise.com





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Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 22:09:12 -0700
From: jnsphariss@yahoo.com
Subject: Re:
To: office@vintagefranchise.com


nice try, grandmas place # 2 is right here in front of me, and I am looking @ sitting # 30, do you really want to challenge me? no I don't think you do! I'm not some idiot that you can bully as you have tried before, and succeeded with many others. You don't scare me and you are not smarter than me, and you never will be. I have something that you don't have, I have integrity shall I define that for you, you seem to like defining things for other people. I have all of the reports,from "ripoff report.com" What you are trying to do to me is out of line. So, I will accept your firing of me today and last week as well, You are currently out of contract, and you also fired me, of which I have record. I also kept a log of our conversation via text message, and sent it to others to keep safe for me. After you pay me everything that is owed me, you are welcome to retrieve props, until then do not contact me by phone, home or mobile.thank yousheila phariss

--- On Wed, 10/1/08, National Portraits wrote:

From: National Portraits
Subject:
To: "Sheila Phariss"
Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 11:13 PM

Sheila,

Grandmas place # 2 you charged us for a Full day but the lab only printed 19 Folios. You paycheck that will be overnited Thursday to you will be $735. Thanks


Thank You,


WWW.SEEMYPORTRAITS.COM
Happy Days Portrait Studios
Toll Free (888)409-0499
Local (303) 482-1876
Fax (303)482-1601
E-mail office@vintagefranchise.com

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#9 UPDATE EX-employee responds

This definatey sound like the jp I know, the guy is a crook,

AUTHOR: Sheila - (U.S.A.)

The Guy is a crook, and he thinks that he is smart. the thing that I don't understand is, if you were a photographer for jp, why did you not hold "hostages" ie; props, money, bookings? These are all things that used to "bargain" with.

He went to a lawyer today to try to "reason me out of what he owed me" This did not work for him, I was fired by him yesterday, and he made the HUGE mistake of doing this after a pass that produced $1000.00 mostly in cash...duh! and I have all of his props that he sent for shoots. He tried to legal term me out filing a lien against his property cash, money orders, checks, hold checks, and all of the props that he sent me to use for portraits. He told me that he would hold me "RELIABLE" for any accounts that I called. I went to a shoot today, I gave them a choice, and since I was told to "confirm all shoots a week or so in advance" I called and confirmed that I would be there this morning, and of course when you confirm an appt, you always introduce yourself, strike up a conversation, ask if they have any questions, and start building a face to face relationship. They essentially "knew me" already. All I had to do was ask them if they still wanted me to do their pictures, or wait for someone that they have never spoken with, much less seen, try to reschedule. I offered them a better deal, and they were more than pleased to let me set up. I believe their response was "Let me show you where you will set up" All I want is my $1856.19 and return all of his stuff and be done with him. I
could have kept the cash, but it's not cash that I earned, it's cash from customers who trust me! That's why I will never ever touch that money for myself, I want my cash. Integrity is how you build long lasting, loyal business relationships. This is exactly how I have always run my business. I don't offer to sell something to someone that they were already offered for free. 2 pose package my eye!

This whole situation was very stressful for me and my family! JP kept me up all night long with text messages, phone calls and Emails. I got 1 1/2 hours of sleep and did a 10 hour shoot, then when I got home, I had to deal with his lawyer, whom I believe, under different circumstances, is a very nice guy. I'm pooped. I'm glad it's over, this was the longest 48 hours of my life thusfar!
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#10 Consumer Comment

A question for you...

AUTHOR: One Day At A Time - (U.S.A.)

First and foremost, good morning... After reading your report, I have a few questions for you to help me clarify this whole report.

You say warn daycare directors and urge them to stay away from him because they will not receive their pictures. With all of the companies that you list here for JP, dont you think that there would be reports from customers and daycare directors on here? If this guy actually went into daycares and collected money for pictures that he never delivered, police would be involved and action would have been taken already. This does not make sense to me.

You say that you worked for JP over time and he left owing you thousands of dollars. Why would you stick around to let it accumulate that high? Seriously, any normal person would leave a company when they are not paid for services provided, not stick around and let it build up. Do you have any invoices or proof to back your claim up?

In your report you say that he is in 5 different states. Do you honestly know where he is? If i left town owing somebody thousands of dollars, not that I would, but i would not tell them where i was or what companies that I was running. That just does not make sense.

As far as all of this goes, I really do not want to get in the middle of this, however I have seen the damages that filing a false report can do. I have know JP for many years, and although I have not seen him in quite some time, I can speak for his practices many years ago. This guy took people and gave them opportunities. I have seen JP pick up many people and give them a fresh start. Your report does not sound like the JP that I know.

In closing, I would like to say this... From your last statement on the report, you urge anyone dating him to get away quickly. In all honesty, this report sound more like a woman's scorn than a ripoff report. It sems to me that you were involved with JP and ended up working for him. Things went south with you guys and now out of hurt, you are doing what you can to damage his reputation. Petty, in my opinion.

Just know this, if you have proof to back up your statements, by all means, show the world, but if this is nothing more than an attempt to damage his reputation, grow up and move on. Allow him to move on with his life.

Again, I have known JP over a long period of time and this does not sound like the man that I know.
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A question for you...

AUTHOR: One Day At A Time - (U.S.A.)

First and foremost, good morning... After reading your report, I have a few questions for you to help me clarify this whole report.

You say warn daycare directors and urge them to stay away from him because they will not receive their pictures. With all of the companies that you list here for JP, dont you think that there would be reports from customers and daycare directors on here? If this guy actually went into daycares and collected money for pictures that he never delivered, police would be involved and action would have been taken already. This does not make sense to me.

You say that you worked for JP over time and he left owing you thousands of dollars. Why would you stick around to let it accumulate that high? Seriously, any normal person would leave a company when they are not paid for services provided, not stick around and let it build up. Do you have any invoices or proof to back your claim up?

In your report you say that he is in 5 different states. Do you honestly know where he is? If i left town owing somebody thousands of dollars, not that I would, but i would not tell them where i was or what companies that I was running. That just does not make sense.

As far as all of this goes, I really do not want to get in the middle of this, however I have seen the damages that filing a false report can do. I have know JP for many years, and although I have not seen him in quite some time, I can speak for his practices many years ago. This guy took people and gave them opportunities. I have seen JP pick up many people and give them a fresh start. Your report does not sound like the JP that I know.

In closing, I would like to say this... From your last statement on the report, you urge anyone dating him to get away quickly. In all honesty, this report sound more like a woman's scorn than a ripoff report. It sems to me that you were involved with JP and ended up working for him. Things went south with you guys and now out of hurt, you are doing what you can to damage his reputation. Petty, in my opinion.

Just know this, if you have proof to back up your statements, by all means, show the world, but if this is nothing more than an attempt to damage his reputation, grow up and move on. Allow him to move on with his life.

Again, I have known JP over a long period of time and this does not sound like the man that I know.
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#12 REBUTTAL Individual responds

I am sorry to hear this.

AUTHOR: Jarrett - (U.S.A.)

I am sorry to hear this. This report is actually filed from my Competition. It's so sad to see that a company that runs an honest business has to be destroyed online. This person and the others actually run their own companies and have filed these reports to destroy others. It's really become some sort of childish game. It's heartbreaking to hear the lies that are stated. We are a legal corporation that has served well over 20,000 customers. We have a Tax ID and currently are in 10 states. If you would like to verify with us or would like references please feel free to give us a call toll free 888-409-0499.


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