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Jo C.
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Hi, I have a customer that I have supplied some good to, and

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Hi, I have a customer that I have supplied some good to, and have agreed to refund him as he was not totally happy.. I advised he could keep the product out of good faith, I have promised to reinburse him but as of today not had spare funds to do so.. I found out last night that he had gone onto my facebook page for my busines and quoted over 10 time on different pictures "do not use me he is a crook a lier and a thief, please call me for more information is required " ... I have asked him politeley to remove such items to which he has refused until I pay him in full..

Do I just leave it or take it further..

Thanks

JH
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Do you know if the customer has any money please?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi Jo


 


In what way ?? he has just opened a camera shop so I think he is probable comfortable..


 


Jarrard

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thank you.

Obviously you can ask Facebook to remove the offending post.

You also have a claim in defamation. You could also complain to the police about harassment. You will need to print off the page and make a report at your local station. They can give him a harassment warning. You may be told that this is a civil matter. It is not a civil matter. It is a criminal offence and if they weren't too busy mediating relationship squabbles and neighbour disputes they may have time to investigate proper crimes. If you do get that answer then you should complain.

In relation to the defamation, I'm afraid that you will have to pay a solicitor as there is no legal aid and it is not suitable for no win no fee. A defamation action could cost in excess of 10K if it is contested but the threat of costs may persuade them to remove the post.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


Thank you Jo

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Can I clarify anything for you?