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Complaint Review: Red Desert Corporation - Saint George UT

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  • Red Desert Corporation 158 W 1600 S Ste 201 Saint George, UT United States

Red Desert Corporation RDC Red Desert Corp Erin Baker James Baker Beware Red Desert Corporation / James Baker / Erin Baker Saint George UT

*General Comment: Commenting with Information About Eric Neal and his company PIF Solutions

*Consumer Comment: Keep Speaking Out

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I'm going to try and be as detailed as possible here. I'm going under my real company name. If anyone would like to contact me to see my evidence, google my company and feel free to email or call. That's the one thing you'll find here... Red Desert Corporation and James and Erin Baker need to use deceit and childish tactics to defame my company name. Nothing I say here is deceit and I have the email and texts to back up every single thing that I'm about to say here.

Intro

James Baker of Red Desert Corporation, a PI company in Utah, hired my company (an information broker) to locate places of employment on his judgment files. We signed a contract. He had his wife "Erin Baker" sign it as the CFO of the company. Unfortunately I was a little over zealous and violated my number one rule on new clients. My rule is to go slow and only get a few hits.. make sure they can pay the first couple invoices (invoiced weekly).. then we go out for our client. I got over zealous and went all out before the first invoice. That was my mistake.

Anyway, we located and verified 21 employments in one weeks time. We absolutely killed it and beat the national average by almost 3x. It comes time to invoice and right away he's late. He says he's thrilled with our work, reviewed each case (we provide documentation and recordings to ensure the accuracy / quality of all our work) and he'll pay right away. About 2 weeks later, I finally receive a paypal payment for $200.00. The total amount owed with $1,050.00.

From this point forward, I get a bunch of broken promises for the next few weeks. Soon after, those promises stop and I get a bunch of immature emails from James Baker saying that his rule is that he doesn't pay out money until his clients pay him, along with some childish name calling in the emails (moron, idiot, etc). I said that I didn't care about whatever his rule is.. we have a contract and if I knew that was his rule, I wouldn't have touched his business. I said that I have 12 other clients and they pay on time each week. He said he doesn't care and he didn't read the contract. And then a slew of rude and childish texts and emails.

Then James files an attorney general complaint against my business, but is unwilling to provide them any evidence. I called the Massachusetts attorney general's office and quickly quashed that complaint (with my evidence). Then his wife, the CFO (Erin Baker) files a BBB report against me. Same thing, they can't provide any evidence and I can. BBB closed that report almost instantly.

Here's what the report said to the attorny general's office (verbatim in all caps) -
"THE CALLER CLAIMED TO BE SOMEONE WHO APPLIED FOR WORK AT MY COMAPNY IN ORDER TO GET PERSONAL EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION ON A CURRENT EMPLOYEE. THE CALLER USED DECEPTIVE PRACTICES IN ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION ON OVER 30 EMPLOYEES. THE CALLER PRETENDED TO BE AN ATTORNEY."

Let's break this claim down a bit.

1) Which was it.. I was calling pretending to be someone who was applying to work for them or I was calling pretending to be an attorney? Or both?!

2) I was calling to obtain personal information on an employee or over 30 employees?

3) Red Desert Corporation doesn't have over 30 employees. It's James Baker, the CEO. Erin Baker, the CFO. Nick (don't know the last name), the one and only employee. 30 employees?! They can't even afford the website hosting fees to keep their website up or clearly afford to pay me the remaining $850.00.

4) Why would I need to? Them owing my company (at this point) $850 (not including the interest per the contract), gives my company permissable purpose to pull comprehensive reports on the entire. The contract gives me permissable purpose as does them owing my company $850. There would be no point in calling. I already have Erin and James' ssn, assets, etc. Calling pretending to be anyone isn't going to gain me anything more than I already have. That makes no sense.

5) Finally, this point is kind of funny to me. As good as I am, I was somehow able to fool over 30 employees (that don't exist) of a PI firm to obtain personal information on all of them?! Wow! I knew I was good, but didn't know I was that awesome. Thanks for the compliment.

Here's what the report said to the BBB (verbatim in all caps) -
"ERIC NEAL AND HIS STAFF USED DECEPTIVE PRACTICES IN VIOLATION OF OF THE FCC LAWS IN ORDER TO OBTAIN EMPLOYMENT AND CLIENT INFORMATION ABOT MEMBERS OF MY STAFF AND THE COMPANIES THAT WE SERVE. ERIC NEAL HAS NO LICENSE TO OPERATE AS A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR. ERIC NEAL EMPLOYEES CONVICTED FELONS AND GIVES THEM ACCESS TO PERSONAL INFORMATION SUCH AS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS, DATES OF BIRTH, AND EMPLOYMENT RECORDS. ERIC NEAL OFFERS THE SERVICES OF A COLLECTION AGENCY - AND IS OPERATING IN NON COMPLIANCE WITH THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS REGULATORY AGENCIES. ERIC NEAL PARTICIPATES IN LIBEL, SLANDER AND SOCIAL MEDIA EXTORTION TACTICS IN ORDER TO FORCE PAYMENT OF DEBTS."

Whew! Let's break this one down.

1) We don't violate FCC laws. I'm not sure how to prove that one.. except by looking at my history. I mean, you can look us up and see if we have any regulatory violations in the 5 years I ran my old business (Affordable Financial Solutions, LLP) or in the 4 years I've run my current business and you'll see not one lawsuit or attorney general complaint or state level fines, etc. That's 9 years of running 2 companies and not one single fine, government or state level complaint, nothing.

2) That is correct on the no PI license. I don't currently have one. We operate soley in the collection and as long as we only work very specific types of business, we don't need one. You can check my website (naa-ma.com) and see we do debt buying, information services and commercial collection. We're registered with the secretary of state, MA division of banks. We have 2 million dollars liability insurance, pci compliance, etc etc. Everything is in good standing and we are in complete compliance. This business is my life line.. my only source of income. I put in 10 - 12 days 5 - 6 days a week and I'm not going to screw that all up by breaking the laws.

3) I most certainly do not not employee convicted felons. All of my associates have been subject to a full background check and even a soft credit checks. I will allow an associate to have infractions or misdemeanors, provided they were years in the past and don't show a trend and no financial crimes. I'm very strict on that policy.

4) As you might have seen in this report, I choose my verbiage carefully so that nothing I say is in any way defamation of character. I can shout the truth from the rooftops, as long as it's the truth. And since I can back up everything I say, I'm in the clear.

In closing, James and Erin Baker of Red Desert Corporation have done everything they can do defame my character (and it is defamation as they can't back up anything they say) and everything they can to not pay the money they legally owe me by contract. What's interesting is since my review on their facebook, 2 potential client cames to me to see the evidence, then decided not to go with Red Desert Corp. Also, a couple people James Baker scammed have seen the evidence too and are preparring lawsuits against him. Now that the word is out, this company's bad deeds are coming back to bite them. I don't think they'll be up and running for much longer. Like I said, they can't even afford their website hosting bills. Do the math.

If anyone would like to see email screenshots or texts, please reach out to me and I'd be happy to provide. And hey, try reaching out to Red Desert Corp and see what evidence they can provide. You don't have to take my word for any of this... do a little research and see for yourself.

I doubt they'll pay the money at this point, so the main purpose of this report is to make you aware of James Baker, Erin Baker and Red Desert Corporation. Don't fall prey to them like I unfortunately did.

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AUTHOR: Valerie McGilvrey - (United States)

POSTED: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

 This comment is not directed at Eric Neal. I am posting for information only because people need to know the truth. If Eric Neal has defamed you or harassed you, I want to know about it. You can send me a message here: HTTP://m.me/mcgilvrey I typically answer messages the same day. I have proof that Eric Neal does violate the law in order to find jobs and bank accounts.

I have video and audio evidence, this has been turned over to the FBI as of June 1, 2020. The agent I had been speaking with referred the case to the Identity Theft Task Force in Massachusetts. Also, the audio and video come from several different sources. There is not one source for it all, which shows a pattern of illegal activities over a prolonged period of time. I have one such audio up on my blog at HTTP://thedailyskip.com/neal-1 Eric Neal was ordered to stop the harassment by an officer of the law, and he chose to continue with his criminal behavior. Because of this, I have decided to publish all audio, screenshots, and video in my possession where Eric Neal clearly confesses in his own voice to committing these crimes.

I filed a harassment report and signed to press charges here in my county because Eric sent me harassing messages, texts, email, and also to my close friends and family members too. Verbally accosting and insulting anyone who doesn't agree with his criminal behavior. I have been speaking with a constable in Essex County, Massachusetts to have my harassment case transferred to his county. Massachusetts cyberbullying laws are much tougher than Texas and I think it would be better for him to be prosecuted in his own backyard. I'm sure they know him well since his father was convicted of possessing child pornography. Eric Neal has been falsely advertising as a PI and I have at least 5 links to places and forums on the internet where he offers credit reports without permissible purpose nor a signed waiver, he claims he is a private investigator offering investigative services.

Advertising as a PI is a Deceptive Trade Practices Violation. I will be adding the links at a later date to this thread. I also am using this forum to correct all false statements Eric Neal has made about me in an attempt to damage my reputation, first he accused me of stealing content or ideas regarding the Blacklist. I provided proof that I spoke at a conference about the blacklist 30 full days prior to him doing a video about the same topic. My video was published on Facebook on 2/29/2020. Eric never apologized to me nor made a statement to correct the misinformation. Eric Neal accused me of selling credit reports illegally, another patently false statement designed to hurt my business and damage my reputation.

I have permission to provide reports to my clients by my providers. The content of my contracts is not any of Eric Neal's business and I have no intention of sharing my contracts with him as he has irrationally demanded. This is my company. Considering he actually has actually been selling credit reports he admitted are illegally obtained, I'm wondering about the other people who Eric has attempted to discredit. I also question his relationship with Michele Harris of Harris Investigations in Pennsylvania. She acts as if she approves of hacking to get access to a victim's bank account so he can sell the records. She was advised of his methods months ago and she chose to dismiss it, which seems like she welcomes it and promotes it.

She has given him rave reviews for his ability to produce results for bank accounts and POE information which is clearly done via pretext. Audio to follow. It's truly unfortunate that Eric Neal decided to come to blows with a group of well established licensed private investigators. If he had not done that, I would not be loaded with the ammunition that I currently have to be able to defend myself against the rantings of a man who clearly cannot compete on the same playing field in a friendly match.  Eric has claimed that I am harassing his wife, Daisy Familia, I have never called her, nor sent a message to her or another person to get to her.

Daisy works for Harvard University Credit Union as a loan officer, it's possible she provided the credit reports that "are not on the up and up" On the other hand, Eric has harassed me by sending an insane amount of messages to my contacts, my clients, my friends, and my family. When he was ordered to stop, he continued on with more force than ever before as if it was a challenge. Eric has also called me a stalker. Stalking is done in person and he has absolutely stalked me using other people he sent to my home to deliver a harassing letter. I have not done that to him. Eric says that I'm now targeting his business. I want to comment that he has been targeting mine for an entire year with false accusations with full determination to disparage my business income and it's really long overdue that I began to stand up for myself.  If you have questions please don't hesitate to reach out to me. All media will be available on The Daily Skip before the end of this week. Valerie McGilvrey

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AUTHOR: Deborah - (United States)

POSTED: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

I knew this guy was up to no good. My James Baker represents himself as Private Detective, Baker Detective Agency, St George Utah. He has been hired to repo my truck for a title loan co.

First he tried to trick me by posing as a shopper on facebook market place. As it turned out the item had been sold so we didn't meet up. The next morning I get a text from him saying who he was. All down hill frome here.

I have done much research on him and his many 'disguises' or different companies. What ever guise he is under he is breaking the law because he cannot get to me using fraud and deceptive games and he has no authority to throw me in jail like he said.

So when I checked in at ripoff report I found your report about Red Desert I said "Bingo".

My situation is not yet resolved and I'm waiting for his next 'detective'  move. 

I will be forwarding all I have discovered to any appropriate agency and my creditor as well. They are a family run business and not bad people. I know we will come to agreement but I hate to see this imposter ruin their good reputation. As I said lets keep speaking out. Thanks

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