Report: #627942

Complaint Review: Taoti Creative

  • Submitted: Sat, July 31, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, August 06, 2010
  • Reported By: Daniel — Windham Maine United States of America
  • Taoti Creative
    127 C St SE
    Washington, District of Columbia
    United States of America

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I did 80 hours of work programming php for Taoti Creative on behalf of 3dAdvisors.com and was paid $250.00, they owe and refuse to pay 1875.00. They used bait and switch tactics, were unbelievably abusive and demeaning. 

All the while, they do acknowledge the software works just fine.
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#1 Author of original report

3dAdvisors Makes it Good Directly

AUTHOR: Daniel Pride - (USA)

3dAdvisors stepped up to the plate and took care of the obligation even tho it was not originally their direct responsibility. I applaud their good citizenship and now realize that they were not the problem, my original report on them linking them with Taoti was a mistake, one I wish to withdraw. They have been very poorly served by their representative, and took extraordinary steps to take control of and rectify the situation once they clearly understood the situation. I wish to amend this report on Taoti and to remove any mention of them, as it turns out, they are the victims too.


THANK YOU  3dadvisors.
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Taoti Creative Taoti Enterprises, Abusive Web Design Company that Refuses to Pay Contractors Washington, District of Columbia

AUTHOR: Daniel Pride - (USA)

I was retained by Taoti Creative of Washington DC, the long term authorized agent of 3dadvisors, to do consulting work improving their php/mysql database.  

I did 80 hours of well documented Php programming work which their emails acknowledge work just fine and have been paid a total of 250.00. The refuse to pay the balance while noting no functional problems with the software which meets all specs. The agent was unbelievably demeaning, abusive and hostile all the time. Refusing to pay event the most modest bills for completed mileposts. Quoted from one of his emails,...  "Last chance to swallow  your   pride" (while offering $150.00 for a $1000 invoice)  and " Besides, your  stuff doesn't work anyway (as usual)".  Except there was nothing wrong with the page he was talking about and the sofware works perfectly. Comments like " Your  word is worthless to me " appear repeatedly and frequently in a long string of emails. They were unable to properly configure a server to present the php, and still blamed me after I installed and ran it on not one, but two other servers they did not maintain.

 3dadvisors is advisor to the very largest and wealthiest investors in the country. They specialize in insider trading information that is in my opinion borderline ethical, it should all be public. They do everything in their power to hide from the public (Google both 3dadvisors and 3dadvisors.com to find an interesting puzzle). They refuse to honor the commitments of their authorized agent, and unbelievably assist in cheating working class software developers of their justly earned fees. It is the arrogance of the Masters of the Universe in spades. 
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#3 Author of original report

Taoti Creative abusive and demeaning employer who does not pay his contractors for completed work.

AUTHOR: Daniel Pride - (United States of America)

I did 80 hours of work programming php for Taoti Creative on behalf of 3dAdvisors.com and was paid $250.00, they owe and refuse to pay 1875.00. They used bait and switch tactics, were unbelievably abusive and demeaning.  All the while, they do acknowledge the software works just fine.

The emails from Bent Lightner are amazing and entertaining reading as examples of the absurd arrogance that comes so regularly these days from the "Master of the Universe". (3dadvisors.com advises the very most powerful on insider trading activities of companies so they can profit from the stocks, Taoti Creative is a long time associate).

Quoted from the emails 
"Last Chance to Swallow your Pride" (while offering $100 when over $1000 is due) and "Your word is worthless to me" and "Your stuff never works" (User Error but no apology when it is pointed out).

Contractors should avoid this firm like the plague. The gentleman running it has mental problems.
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