• Report: #817758
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Josh Sybrowsky

  • Submitted: Wed, January 04, 2012
  • Updated: Fri, January 27, 2012

  • Reported By: Anonymous — Los Angeles California United States of America
Josh Sybrowsky
108 Cresta Court Lincoln, California United States of America

Josh Sybrowsky CREO Design Corp Falsely Poses as an Engineer to Draw Inventions for the USPTO; Total Fraud Lincoln, California

*Author of original report: He Took Our Money

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: The posting about my business is false and illogical. No money was ever paid to me on this project, this is an attempt to extort money from me and harm me. There is no truth to these accusations!

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Josh Sybrowsky poses as an engineer who can create drawings to file as a patent with the USPTO.  He advertises on Guru.com and other areas online.  Although he seems like a nice guy when you talk to him, little do you know that he's a scam artists.

He has connections in China with various manufacturing companies there.  He has the Chinese design the invention then he takes their plans, draws them up as if they are his own, takes full credit for the "invention" then expects to get royalties off the work of others (unsuspecting Chinese who don't know what's going on).

We never received the plans.  We paid him several thousand dollars and have nothing.  Because we wanted him to design the project (as he was paid to do) and not take credit for an invention the Chinese were designing for us, it stopped the process.

Furthermore, he wanted us to wire almost $20,000 into an offshore Hong Kong account which turned out to be HIS account.  He "promised" he would forward the money to the company creating the molds for the invention.  We weren't going along with this scam because it didn't make sense that we couldn't forward the wired funds directly to the company at hand instead of Josh Sybrowsky's personal offshore account.

This is when our attorney said, "HELL NO!"

This was the first red flag.  There were many others that led us to believe he preys on innocent entreprenuers who have an invention idea, he has the Chinese design it, then Josh Sybrowsky takes all the credit while enjoying monthly royalties off an invention he never designed.  The Chinese don't know what's going on.  Most entrepreneurs in the U.S. won't know what's going on.

He didn't want to commit to anything on paper in the form of a contract between our company and CREO Design Corp. (Josh Sybrowsky's company).  The law in the state of California is that if you have a verbal agreement on a business deal, it will hold up in court if there is no written agreement.  I think he was banking on the invention doing well in commerce then dragging us back into court with a 5-year lawsuit of "he said, she said" to unrightfully claim his portion of the millions of dollars in proceeds in an invention he NEVER designed...because nothing was committed to paper.  And he actually thought at one time he was going to get a piece of our company for this one product line.  I'm sure that would have been his argument during the 5-year lawsuit, that we verbally agreed to that.

This is when our attorney stepped in and basically said, "DOUBLE HELL NO!"

We unveiled his scheme.  We asked for a refund.  (Yeah, right!  That'll happen!)  He won't give us the money back we paid for the plans to file with the USPTO.  He won't give us the plans (because he wasn't going to design the invention to begin with).  He won't respond to emails or phone calls at this point.

If you're considering using him for engineering, please understand that he will NOT design anything for you.  He'll use free labor overseas in China to create the design and then he'll take full credit for it PLUS royalties.  If you want to know the definition of "slave labor," look it up in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of Josh Sybrowsky there.

Unfortunately we are in a position of having to sue Josh Sybrowsky to get the money back we paid for the plans we never received.

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 01/04/2012 09:44 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/josh-sybrowsky/lincoln-california-95648/josh-sybrowsky-creo-design-corp-falsely-poses-as-an-engineer-to-draw-inventions-for-the-us-817758. 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 Author of original report

He Took Our Money

AUTHOR: Anonymous - (United States of America)

Josh Sybrowsky claims I never paid him anything.  Interesting considering I have the CASHED CHECK from his suspended California corporation, CREO Design Corp.  I should have known that anyone who is operating a business under a SUSPENDED CA CORP is doing this to avoid the $800/annual taxation.  He's such a "good guy" as he claims that he's purposely committing tax evasion against the state of California (and we've reported him for doing this.)
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The posting about my business is false and illogical. No money was ever paid to me on this project, this is an attempt to extort money from me and harm me. There is no truth to these accusations!

AUTHOR: Matt Thompson - (United States of America)

About two months ago, while looking at a potential client of mine I came across listings on this website trashing the woman's reputation and history.  She and her staff responded to various attacks with words like she's too nice to have this happen to her and I don't think this site is very fair.  Foolishly, I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt and attempt to do business with her.  Sadly, this woman, who has likely kept her name anonymous to hide her own negative reviews, decided to make a spiteful attack on me.  I would like to note that on this website it's free to post anything about anybody without verification, but one must pay $2000 to have false facts reviewed and then deleted.  

It's pretty malicious to do this to another person. I'm an honest guy who supports my wife and 6 children from my business. I view this venomous posting as an attempt to hurt an entire family; I honestly don't know why people do such things.  I won't be attacking her in retaliation; however, I will say a few things to set the record straight:

1 This client paid me for research on a project in the health and beauty sector.  Pleased with my work, she asked me to work on a kitchen device product.  However, on kitchen device product (which is the one she's complaining about) she NEVER PAID ME ANYTHING.  

2 - A person can't be ripped off while ripping off another person by not compensating them.  This situation is as ironic as it is sad as the only one ripped off here was me since she never paid a dime on this project to anybody.  The reason that they can't get a refund is that they never paid me, so there isn't anything to refund.  Out of the two parties involved the minimum requirement for being ripped off is having spent time or money on a project, she didn't spend time or money, she couldn't have been ripped off.

3 If you read the body of the complaint most of it is in future tense.  I'm being accused of things by her using words like might have and would have and I'm sure he was planning on . . . all in future tense, which is, at best, nothing more than speculation.  

4 No USPTO work was ever discussed.  Had my client asked me to file a patent, I would have declined because I do not represent people in their patents; only an attorney can do that.  This was never discussed, and, again, she never paid me for anything.

5 In order to initiate a project tooling must be started for the product, one of the payment options requested by my client was to have a company in China open tooling for my clients product for which they would pay the company directly.  The Chinese company uses a bank named Hang Seng Bank, which is a local bank in China. Hang Seng Bank, like most banks, will not open an account for a person unless that person can show ID and verify that he or she lives near a bank branch.  Not only do I not have Chinese ID or a Chinese address, I have absolutely no interest in having an account in a Chinese bank that has no international access.  Any allegations that I asked any client to send money to an account of mine in China is patently false, illogical, and impossible.

6 My client is accusing me of both not doing drawings for her and of passing off another person's drawings as my own.  I did do drawings for her and her husband.  Moreover, her husband complimented the drawings saying that they were just what they wanted.  The drawings were done by me, not in China, which is easy to verify by the CAD signature identifying the program (and language) which created them. My client, to date, has not paid for the drawings.

7 Business relationships are very important in China.  To protect the relationship that I have with the Chinese group, when my client refused to pay what was promised and terminated the project, I wired the Chinese company money (to their Hang Seng account) to cover their expenses for this project.  No slave labor occurred; I respect them far too much to allow that to happen.

The only truth in her posting is that Im a nice guy.  As a nice guy, I trust that any intelligent person reading her report will be able to spot the odd claims and illogical conclusions as an indicator that the entire posting is patently false and maliciously motivated. There is not a person who knows me who would call me dishonest.  In light of such fabricated accusations, I'm would be happy to share further details and supporting documentation regarding this situation with anybody who may have lingering questions.  I see that my contact information has kindly been provided.
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