Are You Ready to Ruuuuum-ble?

By way of background, Beth Wright was one of the writers at Mystic Press who refused to sign a new contract with Tabetha Jones, when she took over Mystic, closed up shop, and opened Phoenix Fire.  Therefore, Beth is not, and never has been one of Phoenix Fire’s authors.  Beth has instead joined Daverana.

Never one to miss out on an opportunity to intimidate folks into giving her money, Tabetha let loose in her patented not so polite wall-of-text fashion all over Janrae’s blog.  Some folks might question whether this fits the definition of extortion.

A copy of the contract that Tabetha sent Beth for her to sign is available here.  Note that the terms are intentionally vague in some places, and overall extremely unfavorable to the author.  No wonder Beth refused to sign it.  It’s a really lousy contract.

Regarding monies allegedly owed to PF, Tabetha references the unsigned “contract” that she sent to Beth.  Good luck enforcing terms contained in a  nonexistent contract, Tabby.

Pass the popcorn.  It’s almost as good as a vintage Warner Brothers cartoon.

Paypal, Part XVI

Mr. Pacione is seething.  His solution is to send ExposeTheTard more email.

If you were any kind of descent human being . . .

That has to be my favorite malapropism of Pacione’s.  It’s a classic.

I am in the process of shutting you down . . .

He’s tried for years to get accounts on Blogspot closed, to no avail.

I am coming for you, it’s that simple.

He, and what goon squad?

The Morris police think he’s just a nut job — the village idiot who forgets to take his meds, basically.  The Paypal abuse people do nothing when people report him, other than cancel the transaction(s).  The folks at Blogger do nothing.  That doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be reported.

Extortion is a crime, as is fraud.  He doesn’t take legalities seriously, but maybe if he <i>had</i> to show up in court, his attitude would change.  Maybe.  It’s a distant possibility.

Just in Time for Christmas

It’s fraud and extortion time!

Mr. Pacione sent ExposeTheTard four separate Paypal invoices over the past four days, totaling $2000. He patiently waited a day between sending the first two invoices. Now, you might not consider that patient, until you realize that he sent the two today a mere 18 seconds apart!

He made a point a week or so ago of saying that his priority is to buy Christmas presents for his family. Now we all know how he intends to get the money. I just copied the dates and amounts below; all the juicy accompanying email is back at Blogger.

Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 12:33:43 -0800 -----------------------------------

Money Request Details

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 Amount: $500.00 USD

   Date: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 08:09:50 -0800

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Money Request Details

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Amount: $500.00 USD     Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:31:26 -0800

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Money Request Details

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Amount: $500.00 USD      Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 09:31:44 -0800 -----------------------------------

Money Request Details

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Amount: $500.00 USD