Q: Wondering if I can sue someone who I paid for a service/partnership for not providing proof of use of funds?
This was for a Shopify dropshipping website. I paid him 3k for a partnership in a website. Signed a contract with him as well. He said he would handle ad management and overall management (emails, calls etc.) We agreed that I would pay for the cost of the ads and Shopify membership. I assumed that my 3k would be spent on inventory, but we didn’t make a single sale. This lasted for about 7 months too long until I started asking questions because of calls I was getting from Google. He would not reply but then proceed to ask me to play call of duty on Discord, avoiding my texts to him. I asked him what did we spend the money on, he replied “we talked about this before we started. The money has been spent” however he can’t show me any proof of what he “spent” the money on. He has not held up his end of our agreement and is a very shady person.
I just need some advice as to which direction to take this. Thank you!
A: File a criminal complaint with the Sheriff.
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