Tallgrass Market Research Complaint - Tallgrass Market Research Doesn't Pay for Services

Review by L Barrett on 2009-11-08
I sat in on a marketing panel that promised to pay me $50, but the check bounced, I was promised $6 for service fees and $10 extra and have nothing I sat on a music study panel on Aug. 18 in the evening at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park. I was promised and presented with a check for $50 for this study. The check bounced and when I contacted Julie Overby she told me she would pay the $6 service fee plus $10 for the trouble. I received nothing. I emailed again and received a message from Tim Davidson stating that he was very sorry to hear about my problem and that he assured me he would mail out payment immediately. Also, he stated that they had to close down their Overland Park office. I still did not receive payment. I wrote Tim back and got one more response. He assured me that I would get my money no later than Nov. 4th. It is now the 8th and I have no payment and have sent two emails that have not been answered.
Comments:4 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-12-03
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-11-08:
I would send him a letter certified mail in reference to the bad check demanding the amount of the check as well as a $50 service charge. Tell him he has 10 days to reply with the payment in money order form or you will file a civil warrant for the bad check. THEN mail it restricted certified mail.

If no payment after 10 days, file the warrant.
Posted by Feeling deceived on 2009-12-02:
I am filing an online complaint with the Kansas Attorney General. I think if we could get as many people to do this, we may be able to right this situation. If nothing else, I want the KAG to know about Tallgrass. Follow this link to get to the form: http://www.ksag.org/page/file-a-complaint
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-12-02:
That won't get your money back. File the civil warrant.
Posted by L Barrett on 2009-12-03:
As an update, I actually finally got my original $50 plus $20 to cover my $6 bank charge and patience! They actually sent it Western Union. I had to go pick it up, but at least I got it and it is done with! I was told by them that they were going to try to open back up in Kansas City. I certainly will NOT ever do another study for them!!!!!!!

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