I employed a guy to build wooden wendy houses on my property he asked for 50 percent deposit for mat…

I employed a guy to build wooden wendy houses on my property he asked for 50 percent deposit for materials and labour 55k i gave it to him on the first day – first day they dug holes for fence 1pm the two went off to so call “order supplies’ which they said would get her next day.  next day 8am after i have paid them no show i try contant by cell phone no reply to whattsup or answering phone i panic as now he has my money in his bank i phone absa fraud – 9.30am he turns up no explaniation for late no apologies digs holes again no supplies  today four boys – at 2pm i go outside two boys have dissapeared i get told boss has now gone to look for supplies in pmb as the stuff he has seen not good quality yet he said he as going to order supplies day before … he dug holes for fence in all the wrong places yet i showed him where i wanted the fence. I also asked him didnt i need planning permission from municipality he said no but he would check with his inspector – his inspector said it was okay and i said okay get him to write a letter to the effect that its okay to build without planning he said he would when the work was finished first problem.  Then he said ooops he forgot to include the geysers and they will cost 9800 each i said no way as they go for R4200 each he said okay he would include in price – now i have given up and decide to cancel – but a month later he still hasnt given me my money back and its been reported to police to absa fraud my bank to his bank fnb – i have now gone to a lawyer who sent letters of demand yesterday and now wants to issue summons im frightened as i am a pensioner i borrowed the money from the bank to build these as a way to make extra income but i dont have a pension and i only work only selling second hand stuff i am very scared at this point as to why banks have not refunded and not sure as i have now paid this lawyer already r6000 now she wants another r6000 to summons

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