Report: #763763

Complaint Review: Scott Harkness

  • Submitted: Thu, August 11, 2011
  • Updated: Wed, August 24, 2011
  • Reported By: Richard — Salt Lake City Utah U.S.A.
  • Scott Harkness
    6508 Kiowa Court, Plano Texas 75023
    United States of America

Scott Harkness Stockshark LLC No work or services for $10,000, Suit filed for Damages Internet

*REBUTTAL Individual responds: False Report Filed ! The all too familiar story Surber cries wolf....

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I have filed a lawsuit to recover for my company, Nexia Holdings, Inc. the $10,000 that I paid to Scott Harkness and Stockshark, LLC for consulting services that they never provided.  They signed a contract to disseminate press releases to an opt-in datatbase, provide Trade Alerts, profile coverage of the company on message boards, chat rooms, create a blog about the company, place company press releases on CNN Money, MSN Money and USA Today's financial division.  I wired the money based upon the promises and representations of Mr. Harkness, none of which were ever performed.  I received nothing in exchange for the money.  Despite repeated demands for the return of the money and at least one promise that the money would be returned I have seen nothing come back.  I and my company have been damaged for not less than the $10,000 I paid to them, now court costs, attorneys fees, cost to track him down and pursue this recovery in the courts.  Despite filing the suit I have heard nothing from Scott Harkness about payment of the money he took from me and my company.  He even tried to deny his identity when the process server went to serve him with the papers. 
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#1 REBUTTAL Individual responds

False Report Filed ! The all too familiar story Surber cries wolf....

AUTHOR: - (United States of America)

My name is Scott Harkness , the gentleman mentioned  in the report filed by Mr. Surber of NXHD. I am here to set the record straight with facts .

First and foremost myself and my firm StockShark, Llc were hired not for NXHD as Surber claims . We were hire to perform market awareness on another company he owns shares in (many many shares) The symbol is &JUNP.

Second the original agreement was for $15,000 to which Surber only sent $10,000 (by his own omission in his earlier filed fanatasy report) He implored and basically begged me to start the work and the remaining $5,000 would be sent in the immediate future . That never happened the 5,000 never was sent to me . I started the awareness for JUNP as indicated in the agreement and then the very next day the SEC released a press release on JUNP stating they were under investigation . After to speakiing to Surber about this He aknowledged that He knew about the investigation , this shocked me ! I could not believe He wanted me to perform an awareness program on a company being investigated by the SEC . I stated that there was no way I was going to proceed and furthermore full payment had still not been made to me . He suggested that we move awareness program to his company NXHD (He is the CEO) So , I against my better judgement because I had already been misled about JUNP and still  not fully compensated started work on NXHD. I wanted to distance myself a bit from Surber and whatever He was trying to manipulate and used a 3rd party website with a great following to do the job . It took about two weeks for them to start . The program was completed and as a result NXHD was the recipient of a lot of interest from the investing community . (Check chart dates 7/19/11 NXHD plus 63% in 4 days)
Surber fails to mention any of this in his fantasy report that He filed. In fact NXHD is still on their homepage.

Lastly , Surber also does not mention that $3,000 out of the $10,000 He sent I wired to a friend of his to pay for seo work to be performed . Fact is out of the $15,000 in the agreement I only received $7,000 .  Also, if you notice I actually reside in in Southern California not Texas as Surber staes . The person he claims in his "fantasy" report that denied his identity was my little brother , that explains why there was denial. The papers were left on the front porch and I have not heard anything about any "suit ?" The really odd part about all of this is that I have known Surber for years and have even performed awareness programs for him in the past (It was for work on NXHD and I was paid in free trading shares , I was employed by another group at that time but I made the deal  , which is very borderline , Ceo's are not allowed to pay for awareness with free trading shares) Since I was only an employee at this time The shares were transfered betwen Surber and my boss . Results the same broken record story Surber stated he had been once again "ripped off" . Anyone that is in our business has more than likely heard of Surber he hires firms just like mine constantly for awareness . Most firms out there and there are a ton have been hired by Surber at one time or another over the years He is infamous for hiring groups and then crying He was "ripped off" In fact the same exact scenario happened to a gentleman I know who was hired by Surber earleir this year . Results the same Surber posted everywhere He could that He had been taken for money again ? Seems  for a guy who hires so many groups to perform awareness and a guy who is " claims to be ripped off consistently , maybe he should concentrate more on running his company and making his shareholders happy . I have everything I stated in this rebuttal : The original agreement for JUNP (there is no agreement for NXHD) I have bank wire statements showing $10,000 wired from Surber to me not the agreed upon $15,000 . I also have the wire statement for the $3,000 I was instructed to send so Surber could have seo services performed . I have proof that the NXHD program did happen and it was a success . I would be happy to provide copies of these items to anyone who is interested and also to this publication. The only item I seem to be missing is the $8,000 for services owed by Surber.

Thank you for allowing this rebuttal so the real facts could be stated .
Respectfully , Scott H.
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