I met Mr. Bullock in March while waiting for my car to be repaired. Mr. Bullock misrepresented himself as an investor and someone employed by the president who helps single mothers invest their monies into auctions. He made me aware of an upcoming auction in May 2013 and stated he would help me to prepare. Since that time we have been meeting face to face and speaking on the phone to discuss the auction and life in general. I was excited and agreed to allow him to teach me the business. Mr. Bullock signed me up for the auction and I begin receiving calls from a guy named Ralph who once worked for Motley and who was heading the auction in May 2013. On May 6th I received a call from Ralph who stated the homes would have to be purchased in Mr. Bullock's name because I had only been in Virginia five months and I was not a resident. I called Mr. Bullock who agreed and Ralph stated he would change the paperwork to Mr. Bullock’s name. On the day of the auction I was told that the auction was canceled because there were not enough people who showed up. Both Ralph and Mr. Bullock informed me that I could just purchase a bundle of dilapidated homes for $2,500. I agreed and provided the money to Mr. Bullock. Mr. Bullock called me twice thereafter to state that Ralph was willing to add additional homes for an additional $500. I agreed and paid the money. Ralph called me to tell me I had to pay an additional fee of $100 for the auction. Mr. Bullock stated he paid it. So, I reimbursed him. Mr. Bullock told me he paid an additional $200 on my behalf for another upcoming auction. So I reimbursed him. Mr. Bullock stated he took the paperwork for the homes he purchased from Ralph on my behalf to the city of Richmond to record the homes and to begin the transfer process, He stated he had a friend there (I believe her name is Joyce) who would complete the process. He stated the process should be complete by mid June 2013 and at that time he would transfer the homes to my name and then we would take to the titles to Ugly Housing people to sell as is AKA dump the homes. When the time came he stated that the city found issues with some of the homes and the process would be delayed. At the end of June Mr. Bullock stated he received letters from the city for some of the homes stating the processing was complete. He stated he was waiting for the others to clear. There were allegedly twenty four homes. Meanwhile I lost my job and begin pressuring him for paperwork and or some proof of what had been done. He stated he would help me with some bills until the houses came through and on June 28, 2013 wrote a check for $700. He also informed me that his sister and brother in law died while in Jamaica and would be leaving town. On July 3, 2013 I was told by my bank that the funds were being held until July 16, 2013. On July 11, 2013 my bank informed me that the check bounced. I called and sent a text to Mr. Bullock who eventually called me back and stated he placed a stop payment on the check because he was giving me $1,400 on that day. We arranged to meet at 4:30 pm. I called Mr. Bullock at approximately 4:10 to ask where we were meeting. Mr. Bullock stated he was an hour away and would call but he did not. I called him all night and he has not returned my call. Please know I began demanding my money back in June when I had not seen any paperwork. Mr. Bullock has another telephone number of 804.503.6438 that he uses.Show more...
I want all of my money returned to me.