On 11/13/2003, Mr. Hoving, General Manager of Harlequin Treats Limited, stated by phone that he would sell me an antique art print by the artist Renoir for the sum of $6800. On 12/5/2003 Mr. Hoving emailed me with a deal to also purchase a print by the artist van Gogh for $24000. Mr. Hoving advised me by phone that I needed to put $10000 down for both prints in order to receive them. Credit card payments totaling $4800 were made to Harlequin Treats, Ltd., and a check for $5200 was made out to Walter Hoving. nSince that time, I have received nothing from Mr. Hoving or Harlequin Treats. Over several months I repeatedly asked him to deliver the artwork, and he always has excuses. One of the excuses he used was that his mother-in-law had diedtwice! He has lied and has even cursed at me over the phone. nOn June 6, 2004, I gave him a written deadline of July 1 to deliver the prints or a full refund. I then filed a complaint with the Chicago BBB. Mr. Hoving never responded to the BBB’s inquiry. More recently, I filed a complaint with the Illinois State Attorney General’s office, the FTC, and the Dept. of Consumer Services in Chicago. I have email documentation and have hired an attorney. nCraignHouston, TexasU.S.A.
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