Steel shed construction-never completed


I found an ad in OLX and Gumtree for a company erecting steel sheds.
As I live in the USA all our correspondence was by e-mail with the occasional telephone call. The company was called Metzi Constructionand after several e-mails back and forth we cam to an agreement on price and my expectations on what would be built. The contract stipulated that I pay 60% of the amount up front for drawings, plans ( which to this day I have never received) and deposit on the steel. I paid Rand 108,000 ona wire transfer sent from the USA into an account they specified.
0 0 1 37 213 Ocean Research Corporation 1 1 249 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Monday, February 10, 2014 8:24 AM  I paid the deposit on the shed today in two amounts. My bank limits me to Rand 100,000 transfer so you will be receiving Rand 100,000 from my FNB account – (Go Gona Matata Safaris) and 7861.85 from our ABSA account.Then Metzi construction took until April 11, 2014 to come to the farm and erect the steel support beams.From: Nico Metz Snr <nico@metzi.co.za>Date: Friday, April 11, 2014 5:17 AMTo: Steven Sablotsky <captain@mvcopasetic.com> My work e-mail Hi there , hope all is well . We erected all the steel , the extra lean to roof used more steel than anticipated , so I fell a bit short with the roof over your house .The trusses and purlines are on site . The leanto has a clearance of 3.5m . We had to put in a support column and truss in the middle as you can see on the pictures .What colour would you like for the sheeting ? Will structure and house have same colour sheeting ? I would like to order the sheeting at latest on Monday 15/04/2014 .It would take about 10 days for rolling and bullnosing if everything goes to plan we will be on site the following weekend .As per invoice can you please make payment at your earliest convenience . Will you please give me a call and reply on email . Kind regards 0 0 1 150 859 Ocean Research Corporation 7 2 1007 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} Nico MetzMy correspondence after I sent the Rand 64,730.92 stopped. I tried SMS, SKYPE, cell phone and e-mail and eventually secured an attorney who working on it. I have since found out that I am not the first person to be cheated by Nico Metz and his son Nico Metz Jnr. There are a lot of people out there who either don't know or are afraid to talk about this. Below is my final correspondence.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:48 AM Nico , I am not sure why you will not answer my e-mails, telephone calls or SMS messages. You have been paid to do a job and I would like to know when you are going to complete it. Your service is terrible and frankly I am concerned that there is a problem. I have called continuously for several days and you don't have the courtesy to call me back or write an e-mail telling me what you have planned. Everything has taken way to long and I need a resolution on this. I have tried to be helpful with you and Metzi Construction but I feel that you have no intention to complete this job. Please get back to me or my hand will be forced to go to the next level. sincerely, Ian van der Watt +1 954 232-7543i.c.vanderwatt@att.net 0 0 1 132 755 Ocean Research Corporation 6 1 886 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} captain@mvcopasetic.com 0 0 1 34 200 Ocean Research Corporation 1 1 233 14.0 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-font-family:Cambria; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Cambria; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}     I understand that there is not much you can do but I want to make everyone aware of these two shysters and make sure they don't do this again and get away with peoples hard earned money and faith in hiring trustworthy contractors.I have an attorney putting a judgement against them and have had OLX and Gumtree remove their advertisementssincerely,Ian van der WattI have not been able to upload images _ contact me for pictures and copies of quotations.

Report ID: 7124
Crime Category: Fraud
Province: Limpopo
City/Town: Lephalale (Ellisras)
Suburb: Farm
Address: NangyalaLLC, Limpopo Province
Crime Date/Time: 11 Apr 2014, 00:04 AM
Reported By: Username7125
Reported Date: 13 Oct 2014, 21:10 PM
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  • Kevin Moxham 21 Jan 2015, 02:02 PM

    same thing here since 2013, Nico promised took the money but never delivered anything - I mean nothing

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