Report: #1385062

Complaint Review: Wagner International - Internet

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  • Reported By: Rina Linguistic Services — Serbia and Montenegro
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Wagner International incl. Alexander (Sascha) Wagner (CEO and PM) Four-year pending payment Internet

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Four years ago I was contacted directly by the CEO of Wagner International Mr. Alexander (Sascha) Wagner (also known as Sascha Moreno (his false identity)) to undertake quite a large-volume rush project for the Serbian mobile services provider. I completed the translation and proofreading in two days and delivered a high-quality work (as confirmed by Mr. Wagner) along with my invoice for this project. I was told I would get paid in 30 days at the latest upon the invoice submission. However, it has never happened. I sent so many e-mail messages to Mr. Wagner and some of his PMs and colleagues with whom I did collaborate too asking them for the late payment.

Finally, after ten days or so, Mr. Wagner responded and told me that the payment had been made partially and that I should've received the funds in one business day. I checked with my bank, but the bank officers confirmed that the payment had never been made. I started calling Wagner International offices and Mr. Wagner, but they avoided answering my phone calls. I kept e-mailing them, ringing them up, but the situation was unchanged. Then I posted a negative feedback on their payment practice on ProZ.com and several other linguistic directories /web sites on the Internet, and after a few months, Mr. Wagner contacted me via Skype saying he's so sorry, somebody made a mistake and didn't make the payment, and promised he'd sorted it out himself by the morning.

I must underline it happened in 2014. He kept sending me messages on Skype assuring me everything would be alright and he'd finally effect the money transfer in the morning. In the morning, he sent some fake document saying it's a remittance advice. The sum stated in that document was around 100 EUR although he owes me 500 EUR. I warned him that the sum was incorrect and he said he'd pay the rest in the afternoon. Yet, as expected, he disappeared and never replied to any of my mesaages any more, ignored all my phone calls, etc. I tried to reach out to him via his other companies and his ex-employee whom he also owed money. However, he fired that colleague (as far as I know, the colleague was a co-founder or something) in a day-two and kept ignoring my requests. Some of my colleagues who were also deceived by Mr. Wagner created a group on Facebook where his frauds were discussed and decided to sue him for fraud. I also had no other choice than to take some legal actions and informed him on it. I even gave him a reasonable deadline for the payment to be made, but he ignored it all again. I sent him over 500 e-mails and copies of my invoice. However, he moved to Swiss and then to China (as one of his employees told me and as confirmed by the German policy) until the situation calmed down.

After the lawsuits against him, he hid from my colleagues and avoided to pay for their work and court fees. I decided to give him one more chance and called him again and sent several e-mails, but all was in vain. I was definitely ripoff. I believe he thinks I forgot he owes me money, and out of nowehere, two months ago, he e-mailed me asking for my services again. Also, he asked me to re-register on his website TranslatorsPub. I couldn't believe it! Of course, he pretended he didn't know he should've paid me for my work. This is my last try. I engaged the lawyer and if he didn't pay me 500 EUR for the work done after he or his employees see this report, I will finally sue him for this scam. This hasn't happened unintentionally. On the contrary! He intentionally refused and avoided to pay me for my work and, if not in a good will, this will be resolved at the court.                 

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AUTHOR: Alex - Vendor Relations - (USA)

POSTED: Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hi Rita,

we at Wagner have not received any communication from you. Please forward us your documents and we are happy to check what´s the matter. Please forward us communication you have received from our firm, the handoff email as well as other details that will help us to assist you. You can contact our Vendor Relations Team at vm@wagner-international.com. Should you have any questions, feel free to give our Vendor Management Team a call!

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