Your company is well established in the market. You have a good reputation in terms of customer service and the work that you do.
Usually, you carry out your job and customers are more than happy to pay you. Unfortunately, on this occasion, it seems like a customer is going out of their way to avoid paying up. What are some common tactics employed in debt evasion?
Claims that a check is in the post
Nowadays, payments can be made almost instantaneously online. However, some people still prefer the old fashioned ways. A customer might claim that they have sent you a check in the mail. The problem is, this check never arrives. Often, this is used as a debt evasion tactic in the hope that you will simply give up on pursuing payment.
You finished the job to specifications and within the allocated time frame. The customer oversaw the work and never raised any grievances. However, now that payment is overdue, there is apparently an issue with the work. The customer claims that they will not pay up until the issue has been resolved. You know there are no problems, but you send someone over to check the quality of the work as a courtesy. As expected, you’re happy with the standards and there is no legitimate basis for a complaint. The customer has fabricated issues in order to evade payment.
If you’ve stuck to your end of the bargain, then you are entitled to be paid. While not receiving payment can be frustrating, there is no need to give up. You have a host of legal options at your disposal to ensure that you are compensated for your efforts.