• Report: #466663
Complaint Review:

Damon Gibson, Coastal Enthusiast Magazine, Texas Enthusiast Magazine, Texas Coastal Enthusiast Magaz

  • Submitted: Wed, July 01, 2009
  • Updated: Wed, April 06, 2011

  • Reported By:Corpus Christi Texas
Damon Gibson, Coastal Enthusiast Magazine, Texas Enthusiast Magazine, Texas Coastal Enthusiast Magaz
Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston, Texas U.S.A.

Damon Gibson, Texas Enthusiast, Coastal Enthusiast, Texas Coastal Enthusiast, txenthusiast.com, Coastal Enthusiast Magazine, Texas Enthusiast Magazine, Texas Coastal Enthusiast Magaz, Damon Gibson collecting money from people for magazine ads but doesn't own company - Don't be scammed. Houstoncorpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston Texas

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Chelle Yarbrough lunatic stalker

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Houston - watch out. Texas Enthusiast is knocking at your door - they'll rob you blind.

Damon Gibson sold his business to an older couple out of Houston. He is still going around taking money from people ... so being out of business isn't keeping him from scamming money from people in Corpus Christi Texas or San Antonio Texas.

Texas Coastal Enthusiast Finally Out Of Business. Scammers Run Out Of Town. Damon Gibson is out of business. Coastal Enthusiast closed down by public. Texas Enthusiast goes out of business. Corpus Christi, San Antonio Houston Texas

Rip off report put Damon Gibson out of business. His website is gone. He's gone. Probably running his scam in another state.

How much money has he stole from you? Does the Coastal Enthusiast owe you money? Does the Texas Enthusiast owe you money.

Damon Gibson the scammer is out of business because the community of Corpus Christi ran him out of business.

Houston - watch out.

He lives in San Antonio Texas

Don't scam Texans.

Corpus Christi, Texas

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Chelle Yarbrough lunatic stalker

AUTHOR: Damon Gibson - (United States of America)

Each and every single post on the Internet (and I think there are 2 or 3 in a google search) that is detrimental about me, including this one, are the work of one nut, Chelle Yarbrough, a nutball who lives on North Padre Island, Texas, and claims to be a writer.

My business and I have been widely well respected and out of thousands of clients and vendors I've dealt with over the years, this one and only nut continues to slander me -- you will notice that every negative post about me has an anonymous source.

Just to rebuke a few of the lies in this latest rant: (1) I never sold my business to a couple in Houston, (2) Nobody in Corpus Christi ran out us out of business, that's ridiculous -- as my clients' businesses suffered through the recession, so did we and we made the financial decision to not continue, and (3) I find not a single complaint by anyone that my former business or I owe anyone anything against advertising fees.

We published the best magazine in the history of CC, that has not and probably will never be matched, in a market that could not support it in difficult times. Moreover, I am one of many economic refuges from CC, business owners who could no longer afford to expend their skills and talents in a non-growing local economy.

Here is my orginal rebuke to this nut, Chelle:

A failed "writer" in Corpus Christi, Texas, Ms. Chelle Yarbrough, an employee of the Padre Island Charter School, a frightening proposition, has taken on a campaign of lies against me, my company and my associates. It is the result of a disputed invoice for writing work we hired her to do earlier this year.

She has gone so far as to actually make up people who do not exist, like "Sarah from San Antonio" whom I've never met, hired, nor known to exist.

Here is my entire case in the original dispute:

Having employed writers and having been a professional writer for many

years, Chelle Yarbrough has proven to be the least responsible and least

professional person I have met portraying a writer.

My email, which she has attached to her complaint, clearly though

strongly states my position with regard to her claim.

1. Chelle failed to complete the assignments to which she committed, and

actually LIED REPEATEDLY to me about emailing a story that she did not


2. The work she did submit was of a high school level at best, and

required over three hours of re-writing and editing to render it

suitable for publication.

3. All of her work was late.

4. Having voiced my complaints, she has steadfastly refused to accept

any responsibility for her poor work, and has admitted not a single

error or shortcoming in her work.

5. While we pay the highest freelance writing rate in our market, we

require professional work -- I have asked for a "reasonably adjusted

invoice" for Chelle's defective work, and she has refused.

6. I have a requested a hard copy invoice for her work, which she has

also refused to send.

7. Based on her apparent void of knowledge regarding copyright law,

Chelle attempted to alter our agreement in retribution for my complaint

and demand for credit.

I notice that while Chelle was quick to attach my email to her

complaint, she neglected to include her remarkably insulting and

unprofessional email to me -- this seems in character for her,

considering the troubling level of dishonesty and deceit with which she

has conducted herself with me.

Our publication has earned a reputation as one of the best produced

local magazines in Texas, if not the United States, and we are in the

process of expanding to other markets. We have earned that reputation in

part by working with professional writers -- Chelle Yarbrough has been

our worst disappointment since starting our magazine.

As I have stated, I will be happy to pay a reasonable fee for the work

in question, but the full, premium rate Chelle has billed us is not

qualified by her work.

-- Damon Gibson, Publisher
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