Worked in high school for an Ex con (federal prison time) had to sell $9 Trans medic from checker auto for $28 at a service station when he was around. When not I'd warn people. In college Financial Management Analysis Major Minor Economics 3.94 GPA BBA 1994 NMSU struck me as odd 128 Credit hours of business classes and other electives. 1/2 credit hour of ethics and I still hear the brainwashing of professors Maximize profit, Maximize shareholder wealth. Used to be some good hard working people but nowdays more people take the shortcuts everyones a hustler a con artist a salesperson a lier a pretender. Even TV encourages this with entire shows on how to do it to simple extent.
You can seek the help of your state attorneys general office or the better business bureau if local resources are corrupt and collusive. Even the state resources might collude.
When involving transaction across the state lines Federal Help available
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If Mail Fraud contact the Postal inspector General.
Local cases might consult a District Attorneys Office and or a Lawyer that specializes in Fraud.
State your background and let them know your not going to be a sucker for them and want resonable service at a reasonable price.
Did you have an agreement in Writing receipt? if so Contract elements 1.Offer and acceptance 2. Legal Subject Matter 3. Parties legally capable of entering a contract. 4. Adequate consideration.
Agree to have x done for $ $ paid. Written receipt oral agreements are harder to prove. Do business in writing.
Any changes to the original agreement are revision to the contract if agreed by both parties. Alternately the contract can be recinded and a new contract with new terms created. Lastly Specific performance of the original contract might be enforced.
Caveat Emptor let the Buyer Beware. Perform cost comparison(Economic Analysis/Cost Benefit Analysis) before purchasing or while getting written estimates from various providers.
Getting peoples money no longer requires service warranty or the customer is always right.