Report: #1078735

Complaint Review: Grant Bauer (of Bauer Investigations)

  • Submitted: Sat, August 24, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, June 02, 2014
  • Reported By: Christina — Oxnard California
  • Grant Bauer (of Bauer Investigations)
    5605 Fair Oak trail NE
    Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Grant Bauer, 

I hope you read this and clear your reputation, your name and refund the entire sum of $2,500.00 that you owe me and never conduct yourself in such a seemingly decptive manner with anyone and everyone who does business with you.  If you decide not to clear your reputation and name by making things right with me, I hope that everyone who is consdiering doing business with you reads this so they know exactly how you engage others in business.

On March 1, 2013, I sent Grant Bauer a check for $1750.00 for a vacation rental he has that I was planning to stay at in November 2013.  On June 11, 2013, I paid him an additional $750.00 toward my stay.  

On July 12, 2013, I had to cancel my reservation because I would be unable to make the trip as scheduled.  According to the contract I signed with him, any cancellation made before 30 days prior to check in, would be entitled to a $100% refund.  

When I didn't receive my refund on a timely basis, I sent via FedEx (with a signature required) a letter to Grant saying that I would give him until August 21, 2013 to refund my money in full or that I would make my complaint about his business practices as public as possible and take all legal and civil action against him (including reporting him to the New Mexico Board of Private Investigators and the Arizona Board of Private Investigators for unethical conduct).  

Grant has promised me in writing via E-mail AND on the phone that he "would make good" on the money he owes me and to date I have not received one dime.  

I researched him some more and found that others have complained that he owes them money and when he does pay, his checks tend to bounce on occassion.  

Upon my last email exchange with him earlier this week, he said that he would issue me a payment.  It is currently Saturday and my mailbox has nothing from him.

When I learned that Grant has a history of this behavior with others, I contacted the local news stations to bring awareness to this issue so others don't have to go through what I am going through to get my money back.  An invesigation is underway.

Grant, if I receive payment from you IN FULL, I will come back and state the fact here, and to the newstations and to the licensing boards I have contacted.

I will never, ever do business with Grant Bauer again in any capacity and I urge anyone to google him (e.g., "Grant Bauer reviews") to see what similar problems others have had with him--you may want to keep on looking for another person to do business with once you do.

People work hard for their money--it isn't right that Grant Bauer has not paid me the money he is contractually obligated to.  Don't let this happen to you. (But if it has, please contact me if you would like to be included in the news/press story currently being worked on.)



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#1 Author of original report

Grant Bauer issued me a bad check for $500.00

AUTHOR: Christina Steinorth - ()


Grant Bauer issued me a payment toward the $2,500.00 he owes me (even though the contract I signed with him had not stipulated that I would be re-paid in payments) and when I took his check of $500.00 to HIS bank, they refused to cash it due to "Insufficient Funds."  They tried to call him from the bank, but he didn't answer.  

I will keep on posting updates about this situation and if Mr. Bauer decides to clear his reputation and re-pay me the ENTIRE $2,500.00 he owes me, I will make that public knowlege as well.

For now, I believe I may be able to file felony charges against him which will be my next step if I am able to do so.

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#2 Author of original report

As of 11/25/2013 Grant Bauer still owes me $600.00

AUTHOR: Christina Steinorth - ()

 It has been an arduous process collecting the money he owes me, but in fairness as I promised to report, Mr. Bauer has been making payments SLOWLY to me.  He now owes me $600.00 

Note, I do not think it's right that he has taken this long to pay me as I have tried to collect this since JULY 2013, but as stated, in fairness, he is paying me back SLOWLY. 

I will continue to update as I receive payments.



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#3 Author of original report

It took SIX MONTHS, but Grant Bauer has paid me in full.

AUTHOR: Christina Steinorth - ()

Fair is fair which is why I am filing this update.  It took over SIX months and frequent follow-ups, but Grant Bauer has paid me back every penny.  


This will be my last report on this issue.



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#4 Author of original report

Grant has paid me back $1300.00, but still OWES me $1200.00

AUTHOR: Christina Steinorth - ()

As mentioned, I promised I would update this as I receive payment of monies owed.  Grant still owes me $1200.00 and although it has been an arduous task to collect wht he owe me, he has been paying me back so far.  I will update if/when I receive another payment.

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#5 Author of original report

Update: Grant's check for $500.00 cleared on Friday--he still owes me $2,000.00

AUTHOR: Christina Steinorth - ()

In fariness I will update this report as news develops:

Grant's check  of $500.00 cleared on Friday August 30, 2013--he still owes me $2,000.00 and states I will receive another installment this week.

I've let the vacation rental company he lists his home with know this as well and they asked me to keep them updated about how the rest of my refund goes.

I will post again when I receive another installment of the $2,000.00 balance he still owes me.



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#6 Author of original report

Grant Bauer still owes me $1600.00

AUTHOR: Christina Steinorth - ()

I'm updating this to reflect that Mr. Bauer made another payment to me of $400.00, but still owes me $1600.00  I have asked him three times when this will be paid off, and he has not answered.

I will keep you posted if anything changes.


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