• Report: #918996
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Fanpage Engine

  • Submitted: Sat, July 28, 2012
  • Updated: Wed, December 19, 2012

  • Reported By: jercol — Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania United States of America
Fanpage Engine
Internet United States of America

Fanpage Engine Hubze Inc. David Foster Fanpage engine owner David Foster allowed me to work for him develop apps and then refused to pay me. Internet

*Author of original report: Actually David confirms what I have said:

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Completely False

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I had met David Foster ceo of Hubze inc / Fanpage Engine on Elance.com where he hired to to finish development of his Page Builder App. I completed the work. Below is his rating for me and my work:

I have used MANY developers on projects over the years, and we generally have some VERY big projects, and Jeremy is among the best we have used. He is very professional and had things done in better than our deadlines. I would recommend Jeremy to anyone looking for quality work done quick! Thanks Jeremy!

After finishing this job David offered me to continue to work with him directly which I did. For several months I continued to develop apps for Fanpage Engine / Hubze. In that  time I wrote there Deals App , Contest App, Sweepstakes App, and all the others including the admin area for each app. All was well in till things started getting tight for Hubze. At some point David must have decided that he cant pay me.

However he failed to tell me this and instead continued to let me work. When the time came to pay me he then told me he couldn't pay me. Had he told me this in advance I would have been fine with it however he did not tell me in advance. He just refused to pay me even though I was still working thinking I would be paid for my work.

When I found out that I would not receive compensation for the work I first quit working and then I decided to no longer allow David to use my facebook developers account and refused give him access to the apps I developed under my own account.

After 12 hours I decided to just give him these apps as denying David Foster / Hubze access to these apps would also deny his customers whom all ready paid. I did not feel it was fair for the customers to have to suffer because Mr. Foster is not a trust worthy employer. So I gave him the apps and then hoped he would prove to be an honorable person.

After waiting a week I still did not hear from David Foster / Hubze about payment for my last week of work, (during which I developed the EZ Leads app which they are now selling). Since I did not hear from them I decided to post a message on  his facebook wall.

His response was to promptly delete the message and to start saying he had fired me from working for not doing my work.  He also made a very foolish attempt to degrade my name and reputation. I wanted to respond to these degrading posts but he removed my ability to post on his fanpage. It seemed that he didnt wanted to only degrade me he didnt want me responding with the truth.

Im writing this as a warning to anyone who is considering working / affiliating with David Foster CEO of Hubze inc. If you decide to do this be sure your prepaid or something because David will refuse to pay you if it suits him.

If you are thinking of purchasing his products I must say they are very good scripts (I wrote then) but you might want to know that you are purchasing products from a person who decided to cheat the person who developed them.

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#1 Author of original report

Actually David confirms what I have said:

AUTHOR: jercol - (United States of America)

Exactly what part is completely false? David has only confirmed what I have said. Instead of indicating what he believes to be false and offering evidence of it, he simply tries to discredit me, He does this because what I said is true and he has no other recourse but to discredit me.

1)David Foster says I took his site down:
-In my report I say I took his site down, for non payment, I freely admitted that. He is just confirming what I said.

2)David says my name is Brett, It certainly is, and Jeremy is my work partner. And yes I did get in trouble with VWorker for working with someone else. Didn't know I was not allowed to, I have since moved to Elance where you are permitted to work regesture and work as a team, while VWorker has since gone out of business for there silly practices against there workers. As I said David met me and Jeremy both on Elance. He knew we were work partners. He simply attempts to discredit me through half truths because he has no real rebuttal as to what I have said.

4)David says I could have quite at any time. I indicated in my report that I did quit. It was when I quit that he refused to pay me my last weeks pay. He does not deny this since it is true.

5) It turned out David did pay me something for my work. Here is a quite from the email he sent me:

just wanted to let you know that we finally had a decent week of sales,
so I am able to cover the expenses and decided, even though you took
our sites down and cost us time, money and stress, and had nothing to
show for the 5 days you say you are not being paid for as far as
production, that I would pay you anyway"

He is saying that what I have reported is completely false. But right here in this email he admits he never paid me for my last week of work. Which is what the report is all about. David Foster is a chronic liar. Unfortunately his lies are easily dis proven.

6) David says I copied his sites functionality, that is true, and when I worked for him he told me to copy North Social. So we are both copies. This is actually a very common practice to copy and improve on an existing site. ie. Facebook copied MySpace, many local sites copy Ebay, when I worked for him we copied and improved on North Social, and when I went on my own I copied and improved on Fan Page Engine.

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#2 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Completely False

AUTHOR: David Foster | hubze ceo - (United States of America)

This is a completely false report, and I would be willing to send anyone all the chat transcripts I have from conversations I have had with this person. His name is Brett Rutecky also known as Jeremy Collins and Gary Marshall. He is delusional and took our complete site down because he felt he was owed money, which he was not. I then had to hire a real developer to go in and try to figure out why all of our apps were not working, and finally after talking to him for awhile he admitted it was him who took them down.

He then created apps at FirstSocialApps.com where he completely ripped off our design. EVen the functionality is the same, and his dashboard as well functions the same. So he cannot create his own products.

He has no claim on us whatsoever and I cannot believe I am actually put in a position to defend myself and my company when I was nothing but good to this person, who claims I had him working in horrible conditions however this person was an independent contractor, and could have stopped working with me at anytime they wanted. Turns out I paid a lot of money for junk...junk that I have had to have completely rebuilt from scratch.

So I am the one that should be filing a report, and not for being ripped off, but to warn others not to trust this scam artist to do any work for them. You can search Brett Rutecky. Here is an article where he was working under a false name...and he still does to this day.


So that is all. We are a solid company and have a lot of integrity and our customers will attest to that. It is people like Brett who mess things up. This guy will never have true success if he continues to screw people over this way and pretend to be their friend.
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