Complaint Review: Fish Scale Taxidermy
Fish Scale Taxidermy -- Owner Kevin he won't give you a last name Takes your money lies and won't give you replica Hewitt Texas
*Consumer Comment: Similar Treatment
*Author of original report: He is a scammer and LIER
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: Not correct information
*Author of original report: He is a man with no integrity
*REBUTTAL Owner of company: This order was canceled
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I ordered a replic in Decemberf 2012 from Kevin (owner of fish scale taxidermy). I had to send $163 for him to start my son's replica. At the time I ordered the replica he stated it would be complete in March. I checked with him in March, April and May. Everytime I checked with him he would stay another month. He would say he was sick, his wife was sick, he was on vacation, but don't worry it will be done shortly. He stated he had lots of workers and they send out 30 replicas a week. Finally in July, I get an email from Kevin that the replica is completed. I sent another check for $163.00 to finish paying for the replica. On July 18, 2013 I sent an email to Kevin asking about the timeline to receive the replica. He said he would send me a tracking number. i never received a tracking number or a replica so on August 25 I emailed Kevin asking about my replica. At this time he said he never received my checked. But when I asked him on July 18th, if he was sending me a tracking number he said yes -- which means he had my check. Now he is saying he doesn't. I'm confussed and am now worried that he is going to keep my son's replica. I told him I would pay by credit card and would go home at noon to get my card. I tried for a week to get a hold of Kevin to give him my gift card number. He finally called me on September 12th. He told me he would ship the replica on September 16th and it would take 4 or 5 days to reach me. He also stated he would send me a tracking number. I never received a tracking number.
Red flag - up to this point he was telling me how busy he is and how many employees he has. On Sept. 26 I still didn't receive my replica or shipping information. I sent another email - Kevin replied - had a family emergency will be back in two weeks. At this point, I'm thinking this man is scamming me. His stories keep changing. I started to research on his company and found complaints that he doesn't send the products. I filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau of Texas on Sept. 30.
On October 7th I sent another email to Kevin. He responded why did you turn me in. I explained why -- he got irrate with me in his emails. He said he doesn't need to work with people like me and he will send me a full refund on October 9th when he's in the office. He responded to the BBB that he sent me a check. I never received a check. When I replied back to the BBB about not receiving a refund he went off on telling stories that he didn't have to send me a refund (but remember he stated he already sent me a refund earlier) because I canceled the ordered. He also didn't need to refund me any money because it was over 60 days. He said he doesn't have to work with anyone that questions his ligitamacy. I believe that's his game plan. I did call the Mastercard gift card company and cancelled the $163.00 I placed on my card. The card company said if Fish Scale Taxidermy won't approve the refund, I would need to wait until January to get my $163 back. The bank told me they couldn't do anything about my check I issued in December.
At this time I turned him into the Attorney Generals Office of ND and TX. I submitted all of our emails to the Attorney Generals Offices. When they contacted Kevin, he came up with totally different stories than what he posted on the BBB site and what I have in emails and commented that he refunded me $163 on card. Remember he said he sent me a full refund in October and he didn't do anything with my card credit. He is a thief and gets angry when you ask for your product. I did get $163 from the gift card company in January -- I submitted enough emails to show that Kevin is nothing but a lier and poor businessman. It's so sad that there are businessmen in the world that treat their customers poorly and do everything in their power to pocket money without submitting a product. Please save yourself the misery of dealing with such a poor standard in a businessman. Kevin still has $163 of mine, but if he needs to steal, lie and ripoff me over $163, I guess that proves his character.
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