On July 2017 I entered a written contract with Anurag Chaudhuri to develop and create a software program for me. After several meetings and discussion about the scope of the project, I paid him $14000 as agreed and I would owe $7000 upon completion. Completion and contract expiration date was October 1, 2017 at which time I was supposed to have a fully functioning program.
As you may know, we had huge wildfires in my town of Napa and all business was put on hold for 2 weeks. On the 15th I finally told Anarag we needed to meet and I was very upset my program was not ready, he sent me files that I couldn’t open, he sent instructions that I couldn’t open and I began to feel like he was a fraud. I met him in San Francisco at a coffee shop on Saturday, October 21, 2017 for 30 minutes. He was supposed to bring a computer to show me the program. Instead, he showed up without a computer and a ton of excuses including “his engineers father was killed in the Napa fire and was a little behind on work” I asked him to use my computer to open files or the program and he just pushed it away stating “I can’t use that computer”. My biggest question was when will you have my program?? he then asked me when do u want it?? I said by November 15th at the latest and he said "Ok I’ll see how much that will cost in extra hours” I told him I was not willing to pay a penny more and my program was due on October 1, 2017. He then abruptly stated he had to be at another meeting and had to go. I emailed that night and confronted the facts that I was upset it is 3 weeks past the due date and I had no program, I demanded a return of my $14000. Since that email, he has not responded to by text, email or phone.
After this meeting I realized he is a complete fraud and never had any intention on building a software program for me. After researching him online a little more I see he has at least 4 business online in the Palo Alto area using a Palo Alto address and phone number. I believe he is scamming multiple people and using fictitious business names to do such.
money back or program in hand I would then pay the remaining $7000 owed to him