• Report: #1094111

Complaint Review: Hi Tech Heating

  • Submitted: Wed, October 23, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, July 17, 2014

  • Reported By: David — New York New York
Hi Tech Heating
159-22 102 Street Howard Beach, New York USA

Hi Tech Heating Being sued for fraud, misrepresentation, harassment, negligence Howard Beach New York

*Author of original report: ALL TRUE

*Author of original report: False Statements

*Author of original report: Louise Commits Defamation

*Author of original report: DEFAMATION

*UPDATE Employee: LIES

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HI-TECH was hired to repair a boiler in an apartment that would not shut off the heat via the thermostat. Hi-Tech simply turned off a valve on the boiler in the apartment that shut off the heat in the apartment instead of properly repairing it and they charged the landlord a large amount of money for the repair work (The landlord was unaware what Hi-Tech did to shut-off the heat and believed HI-TECH properly reparied the boiler).

When winter came, the tenant complained to the landlord that she could not turn on the heat in the apartment via the thermostat. The landlord called HI-TECH and complained that their negligent repair work caused the boiler not to turn back on via the thermostat when needed. HI-TECH INTENTIONALLY AND KNOWINGLY concealed from the landlord that it merely turned off a valve on the boiler and the landlord merely needed to turn it back on for the purpose of fraudulently billing the landlord for additional work on the boiler. [continued below]....

..... In fact, in continuing to conceal the true cause of the boiler malfunction, Steve of HI-TECH intentionally and knowingly lied to the landlord by telling the landlord quote: "Well I am sure you are aware that I do know what the issue is at the apartment since I been working in the building for the past 7 years. It absolutely has no negligence at all as a matter of fact it is an issue with the way the boiler was installed." This was an intentional fraudulent misrepresentation by Steve of HI-TECH for the purpose of fraudulently billing the landlord for additional and unnecessary work on the boiler. The new boiler repair company hired by the landlord uncovered that HI-TECH had shut off a valve on the boiler that prevented the heat from turning on in the apartment via the thermostat. Thus, this CONCLUSIVELY proved that HI-TECH previously failed to properly repair the boiler, which was intentiaonlly and knowingly concealed by Steve of HI-TECH from the landlord on October 22, 2013 for the purpose of fraudulently billing the landlord. 


         Tenant's Text Message to the Landlord on October 23 2013:

            "Bert said the new company you hired was very good. They saw that Hi Tech had turned off the valves so                 no heat could go through. So they opened them up and waited for the heat to go on. Maybe that was how               Hi-Tech solved the problem last year when my heat wouldn't go off, which isn't much of a solution.                           Anyway thanks. We now have heat." 


When the landlord demanded that HI-TECH repair their negligent work to allow the boiler to turn back on or the landlord would file a legal action against HI-TECH, Steve of HI-TECH refused to perform the work and continued to conceal that only a valve needed to be turned on. Steve told the landlord that he had to pay COD for a HI-TECH employee to come out to repair the boiler. This is clear fraud, misrepresentation and negligence on the part of HI-TECH. Steve then engaged in email communications with the landlord that amounted to blackmail and constituted the criminal offense of "Aggravated Harassment" under NY Penal Code 240.30 when he falsely informed the landlord that the boilers were illegally installed and he would report the issue to the Dept. of Buildings if the landlord sued HI-TECH (Notice how Steve states in his email that he was working on the boilers for 7 years).

In the lawsuit being filed withing the New York Supreme Court agaisnt HI-TECH, a claim UPON INFORAMATION AND BELIEF is being pled that HI-TECH had engaged in repeated fraudulent repair work on the boilers within the landlords building over the years. The tenant boilers that HI-TECH had worked on would repeatedly break down within a short period of time while the landlords identical boilers in two apartments rarely needed repair work (This is an issue of fact to be proven within the Court of law under discovery).

The following email communications from Steve of HI-TECH proves he engaged in acts of fraud, misrepresentation, aggravated harassment and HI-TECH was negligent in the repair of the boiler, which are the claims being asserted against Steve and HI-TECH within the New York Supreme Court lawsuit:


From: David 
To: "[email protected]
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:15 PM
Subject: LEGAL NOTICE (26 Bond Street)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the boiler in apartment 1R was previously failing to shut off in 2013.  Your company had previously repaired the boiler in apartment 1R in 2013 where you shut the boiler down. At this time, the boiler will NOT turn on. I have requested that your company repair your negligent work. HOWEVER, the female individual who answered the phone refused to repair your negligent work unless we provided additional payment. She also made an irrelevant statement that my mother, _____, and my sister, ______, never complained about your company (My mother always complained about your company to me). Your employee also stated that I should just sue your company. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that if your company fails to repair this week the negligent work performed on the boiler in apartment 1R, which has caused it not to turn on, I will be filing a civil lawsuit against your company within the New York Civil Court of New York County and demanding the reimbursement of the fees paid to my new boiler company I will now hire to repair your negligent work, costs and for attorney fees. 
Yours etc., 
B. David Mehmet
To: David
Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: LEGAL NOTICE (26 Bond Street)
David I have no idea who you are nor do I really want to. If that's the route you feel you need to take then so be it and the counter for my lawyers fees and my time wasted by you having absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Since you are a new customer yes Cod is required if we decide to take you on as a new customer. And based on your email to me I would much rather you go to another company.

Well I am sure you are aware that I do know what the issue is at the apartment since I been working in the building for the past 7 years. It absolutely has no negligence at all as a matter of fact it is an issue with the way the boiler was installed. So I do know what the problem is and the way you approached my company with your new property and that I never did work for you before. As a matter a fact I do believe that everyone of those boilers are illegally installed and since I have pics of all my jobs I may have to have the DOB boiler division testify that it is class A dangerous condition. 





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#1 Author of original report


AUTHOR: David - ()

I stand by all the statements I made in the above complaint against this company and I have proof. And his reply proves he even knew who I was.

In fact, if the statements I made against HI-TECH above are false, why have they NOT sued me for defamation? I dare them to.....on the other hand, they just gave me another claim for defamation against them by stating I committed fraud.

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AUTHOR: David - ()

The statements by Louise above are false. He knows who I am, who my mother was and my sister. He has also defamed me, which creates another cause of action. Hi Tech did try to cheat me and that is the truth. Plus, there appears to be evidence that they may have been cheating my mother too. 


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Louise Commits Defamation

AUTHOR: David - ()

Louise Commits defamation


The statement above from Louise is absolutely ridiculous, it makes NO sense and it is a dafamatory statement. I have communicated with Hi Tech many times for my mother in the past and Louise admits he knew my mother who owned the building and now I do. NEVERTHELESS, whether he previously knew me is irrelevant. As the new owner of the building, Hi Tech did attempt to cheat me and I have the emails and witnesses to prove it. In addition, I have evidence that may prove they were cheating the previous owner too. 

Louise is merely attempting to hide the crooked acts of his company and now he has defamed me by accusing me of committing fraud. I will be suing the company and adding a new defamation cause of action against them. I will also post all the documents on the Internet and you will see the truth and that Louise is a liar. 

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AUTHOR: David - ()

I am now going to sue the Contractor for defamation in accusing me of committing FRAUD. I have all the email communication from this contractor. I also have a tenant witness and another boiler repair company who will testify to the above claims I made about this contractor.


This boiler repair company did try to cheat me in repairing my tenants boiler. He knows exactly who I am since I have spoken to him and his employees many times in the past years for my mother, which I can prove and now for me as the new landlord and owner of the building. NEVERTHELESS, that is irrelevant. In addition, the contractor's response above is not that of an intelligent person. As you can see, the writer doesn't even address the correct facts or issue in dispute. For example, he ignores his emails to me, the witness statements from the tenant and the other boiler company, which will be presented to the Judge.

That contactor was dishonest and they did try to cheat me and then one of them tried to blackmail me by threatening if i sued them, they would file a report to the Dept of Builings that the boiler was illegal after they have been servicing it for awhile and never mentioned anything about an illegal boiler until now. Now they have falsely accused me of FRAUD to the public, which constitutes DEFAMATON PER SE and allows me to receive damages against them without proving any loses. I am preparing the lawsuit against them that will now include defamation. I will post everything here for you to read inlcuding their response.


You are about to find out that the contractor is a liar and they attempted to cheat me. Plus, there are facts available that may also prove that they were cheating the prior landlord. For example, there is a bill for over $2,000 for the contractor simply turning off a valve on the boiler to stop the heat from automatically turning on. This is the same valve that stopped the boiler from turning on and they wanted to charge me an additional fee to come out and repair the bioler while never telling me they had turned off the valve. I have all documented evidence and witness. 


I will post the Summons and Verified Complaint with evidence against this contractor here for your own personal review so you can see that I am telling the truth that this contractor cheated me and he most likely was cheating my mother who owned the building before me. 




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AUTHOR: Louise - ()

This gentleman is NOT even a customer and we have NO idea, where his claim comes from. We never did work for him, nor did we ever speak to him prior to the 1 day he called our company.  His mother and sister were our customers  (for over 8 years) and after his mother passed he was in dispute with his sister over the property in his claim against us.  His claims are fraudulant and lies!!! Nothing he says is true...not one word. I think this website should ask for some type of proof , for claims against a business, other than a persons word for it. Its so sad that this post was allowed to happen without confirmation or cause!!!

This is nothing more than slander against an honest, hard working small business, with an EXCELLENT reputation!!!


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