I got scammed for $6,767

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Channel: Wealth Hacker – Jeff Rose  

$6,767 – that is how much I was taken for – how much I was scammed for.

It hurts.

As a business owner you don’t want to be taken advantage of – sometimes you just don’t see it – that is what happened to me.

In this situation, I didn’t trust my gut. What’s worse is that I didn’t trust my wife’s gut when it came to this partnership. 🚩🚩

So what is this partnership? I have a ‘friend’ that I went to school with that approached me about a partnership with my financial practice – it seemed like a perfect fit.

I have a process that I go through before I get into any partnerships or joint ventures – during this process I wrote down my biggest concern. I avoided this concern and went ahead with this partnership because it seemed like a really good fit.

I invested $2,500 in this partnership with the agreement that as revenue came in, this investment would be paid back.

After about 2 years he disappeared – stopped responding to communications, etc. 😠

Then I started getting bills. Bills from the accountant, filing for LLC’s, etc. Then I got a letter in the mail from Kroger (grocery store) that was showing a bounced check from the business account. 💩

Apparently my former partner, wrote himself a payroll check (after the business had been dissolved). With a little more digging around I found there was at lease one other check out there. 😠

I’ve taken all the necessary steps to put a stop to this. 👮

So the 4 biggest lessons I learned from this that may help you:

➡️ 1. Do not ignore the impact wealth action filter. – My worksheet I complete before doing any partnerships.

➡️ 2. Just weighing the potential gains vs. the potential losses. – If I had paid more attention to this, I may not have partnered in this case.

➡️ 3. You can’t outsource a partnership. – I love outsourcing, but you can’t do that in a partnership.

➡️ 4. If you got a spouse, listen to your spouse. They have an intuition that you may not have.

Have you ever gotten your self in a situation like this – where you don’t know how you ended up there?

What have you learned from it?

#igotscammed #badpartnership

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