Report: #1015364

Complaint Review: Macscon Financial - Richard Johnson

  • Submitted: Sat, February 16, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, February 25, 2013
  • Reported By: Fighting Back — Newport Beach California United States of America
  • Macscon Financial - Richard Johnson

    irvine, California
    United States of America

Macscon Financial - Richard Johnson Rich Johnson, Robert Goodrich Ineffective, inexperienced, NDA Violations, Death Threats irvine, California

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Macscon Not Involved

*Author of original report: Macscon has been exonerated as a service provider

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After exiting our start up phase we were introduced to Richard Johnson of Macscon financial to procure funding as we entered our growth phase. Richard Johnson unsuccessfully introduced us around to his contacts in Newport Beach and promised us funding after charging us 4000.00 for an investor deck prepared by William Cain in his organization. After being introduced to a bevy of potential investors Richard Johnson gave us his terms and concurrently tried to play one partner against the other with the end game for him being that one partner would be pushed out as he absorbed the others equity. When we pushed back and told Richard Johnson that his terms were unacceptable he proceed to inter fear with existing business relationships we had work very hard to procure. This is when the situation got strange, we returned from a business trip to find Richard Johnson sitting in the conference room of a potential investor with the owner of a local Lamborghini dealership. When asked what he was doing, Richard Johnson said that he was trying to procure cars for our clients. At this point we were 2 weeks away from going out of business and Richard Johnson was making no progress. He then asked for more money and a salary matching the CEO of the company and we let him go as he was obviously delusional.

Immediately after letting him go he started attacking us online and had his lackey named Robert Goodrich infiltrate a corresponding company to watch us. Robert Goodrich immediately started spreading misinformation to our new referral partners and concurrently posted defamatory comments on the internet about us. As the days progressed Robert Goodrich covertly gathered confidential information on our company including client lists and confidential information. Robert Goodrich then told a potential partner that Richard Johnson had copied our business model and was currently in operation. Knowing that Richard Johnson did not have the resources or the bandwidth to copy our model so we tactically gave Robert Goodrich pieces of information and low and behold the information ended up on this very site the next day. 14 days later there were 10 posts and these predators seemed to have gone away.

We began to search out legal representation at this point to suppress the posts he had put online. A lawyer was procured, Richard Johnson and Robert Goodrich's IP addresses were gained through emails they had sent and matched to several sites. Letters were sent and curiously enough after 3 months of no posts to these sites posts began to pop up again. Now any rational human being would look at the content of what Richard Johnson and Robert Goodrich posted and chuckle. They posted that we were guilty of everything from trafficking humans to elder abuse to time share fraud. We are also apparently under investigation by the FBI, Secret Service, and the CIA according to Richard Johnson and lackey Robert Goodrich. Then the death threats started. Richard Johnson seems to have procured the services of an individual to issue death threats to a partner and his girlfriend. Threatening rape and all other types of atrocity. This situation at this point crossed over from civil to criminal. A report was filed with the Costa Mesa police department and Richard Johnson is now being investigated. The curious thing is that every time Richard Johnson is poked at, a new post appears anonymously on the internet somewhere. 

We are seeking criminal and civil charges against Richard Johnson and will not stop until we make sure that he cannot do this to another start-up company ever again. Richard Johnson and Robert Goodrich have failed miserably in the business world and will continue to do so because of their lack of vision and small intellect. Our company has survived this onslaught and is growing with capital that we raised on our own. This growth could have been tripled if not for the negative and false press that Richard Johnson and Macscon Financial Services created. We will survive and the bottom feeders of the world with no vision will continue to assault innovative company's  that tell them "NO". Stay away from Macscon Financial Services, Richard Johnson, and Robert Goodrich. They are toxic and will harm your business. 

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

Macscon Not Involved

AUTHOR: WilliamC - (United States of America)

This is not so much a rebuttal as an attempt to clear up a miscommunication.   I am the owner of Macscon Financial Services and as Eric alluded to in the additional submission he made we are exonerated from this situation.  The issue that exists is between the author and Richard Johnson who is not an owner or in the employ of Macscon.  

Our firm has no knowledge of the situation that is in dispute and has nothing but the utmost respect for the two parties mentioned.  The characterization of Macscon being involved in this was incorrect and a mistake made by the author (one which he admits to in the second submission which is entitled"Macscon Exonerated".  As he stated we have worked with Richard Johnson, but we are not involved with his operation or are we involved with Eric's.

While we appreciate Eric taking the time to correctly exonerate us from the situation we felt it necessary to submit this piece to clearly state that we are in no way involved in this dispute.
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#2 Author of original report

Macscon has been exonerated as a service provider

AUTHOR: Fighting Back - (USA)

Macscon Financial is just a facilitator in the process of preparing financial documents for companies preparing to raise capital. Richard Johnson is not a member or owner of Macscon Financial, he uses them from time to time for documents and nothing more. Macscon did an extremely good and thorough job with the investor deck and documents needed and William Cain is a stand up individual and his organization is top notch. 
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