I guess I can't name names but I have been shafted by a major international Pest Control Company, 'hiring death' (France). They had secured a contract with a local commune for an 8 week contract and instructed me to carry out the work (emails abound). They were paid 3000€ by the commune in April last year. I sent 'loan o'bill' a devis which they never returned to me.
I sent them regular updates (by email) and after the course of treatment I sent the multi national Company an invoice for less than 50% of what they were paid. They are refusing to pay because they didn't sign and return my devis.
They have been paid 3000€ by the commune for doing nothing.
I know I should have waited for the returned, signed devis (so no lectures please!), but it was an opportunity to get my foot in their door. My foot has now been crushed. I have spoken with the Mairie who are not impressed with the Company but won't take the case up with them as the work was done.
Big companies get bigger by shafting their suppliers. I've been shafted. Any advice as to what I can do to get my money back? Should I run a campaign of naming and shaming them on social media, or write it off as experience?.. unless I deny I did the work, then wouldn't they have to prove they did the work?