Laray Carr…The Plot Thickens

Just when things seemed to settle down, a whole load of sh&t hits the fan. Laray Carr has sorely under estimated the writers and others involved in their fiasco/scam. It seems they’ve tried to regroup, rename and move forward. The only problem in their new plan—dissension among the ranks—editors, designer/consultants and even the now infamous Hope Hunt have reversed rolls. They’ve now banded together; Hope Hunt, Stephanie ? and Shadra Bruce(appearing as a new company minion after THE LETTER came down). These three Muskateers have visited threads regarding Laray Carr, with theories and information none of the writers were aware of.  They’ve posted information and form letters for all who want to pursue this legally; letters to the FBI and more; for form letters, as well as the rest of the sordid story visit http://accrispin.blogspot.com/2007/09/victoria-strauss-laray-carr.html

Now it seems, with Laray Carr’s new company plan, a new Company name has emerged as well. At Elance several ads, posted under CMC Group, are looking for designers and even legal council (pro bono), all are expected to complete many hours of work before payment will be rendered(we all know when that will happen). The thing that gets me, in the ads where payment is addressed the buyer, CMC Group, rants about people expecting payment before finishing and how HE’S been ripped off. That’s rich!

– I will not use a third part escrow system.
– Please do not ask for advance payments or miles stones; please do not ask for some payment after you complete one, two, or three sites. I have been there and done that and was ripped off. Sorry just like bad buyers there are providers who lie about their skills, work, and take peoples money. I lose money you loose work. I rather have my $2000 in my hand.
– You must meet the first deadline. At that deadline all sources files must be delivered on time. You must meet the second deadline at that point all sources files must be delivered. I will require our people to test your work before payment and we will ask you to fix any problems before we pay out.
– You will be paid in full through Pay Pal, or Bank Transfer. No Western Union or Money Gram.
– Must provide samples of your work and do a mock up to show design quality

Shadra, Stephanie and Hope all say the new CMC Group is Laray Carr and Elance has been contacted. Please go to Writers Beware and read this amazing, seemingly never ending, constanly evolving scheme to—and the theories include, Ripping off investors, stealing and reselling articles witers have produced, and/or scamming advertisers for money. Look at the information and make your ouwn decision. 

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Published in: on October 4, 2007 at 2:19 pm  Comments (5)  
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Laray Carr…Feeling The Hurt

Well, since the letter came down on Tuesday the web has been flooded with personal accounts of writers situations and dealings with both Hope Hunt and Laray Carr. From blogs to websites to forums the word is out on how Laray Carr dumped their writers after weeks of leading these writers to believe their content had not only been accepted but would be printed and paid for. Laray Carr stated that work was inferior and some may have been, if you’d like to see a piece that was rejected by Laray Carr visit http://www.gomestic.com/Cooking/A-History-of-the-Amazing-Pumpkin.48686 

Decide for yourself whether Laray Carr knows what they’re talking about.

Published in: on September 30, 2007 at 2:43 pm  Comments (3)  
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