Scammed by a Scammer

Mark Markham Posted: 2014-05-02 by Vant Mark Markham is scammer Complaint Rating: Contact information: Mark Markham Long Grove Phoenix, Arizona United States I hired Mark Markham to do job in our house. He asked to provide the advance payment and I paid about $15.000. After that he called me and told that he was sick, but he promised to come back after 2 days. I tried to reach him after 3 days, but his phone was blocked. I don’t know how to return my money back, but I can’t lose money. I have serious problems now, so I really need money. Please, help me to get money back. http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/mark-markham-mark-markham-is-scammer-c709013.html
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#996828

Had same exact issue! You can have him arrested.

I did. It is a crime. Contact Lake County Prosecutor's Office. Ask to speak with Scott Turk.

They will help you.

They helped me. They are very kind.

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#622564 Review #622564 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reason of review
I've Been Taken
Loss
$15000
Preferred solution
Full refund
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Markham Home Improvement Refuses To Pay Court Judgement

Markham Home Improvement - Arlington Hts, IL SCAMMED A SENIOR COUPLE OUT OF $14,500. $10,000 on Bathroom Remodeling, plus $4,500 awarded by the Cook County Circuit Court Judge on January 19, 2012, which he refuses to pay. Case Information Summary for Case Number "200-M3-00****" Check it out on line at: https://w3.courtlink.lexisnexis.com/cookcounty/Finddock.asp?DocketKey=CABB0MD0AADJBJ0SD Work Discrepancies: Shower - Shower wall tiles wavy. Shower Door - Right side shower door bangs frame, does not hit cushion stop Toilet - Toilet not tight on floor, movement from right to left. Floor - Grout is falling out between floor tile and shower pan. Tile - Floor tile is uneven and not level.. Heater - Installed two and one-half inches above the floor Low Water Pressure - Reduced the size of the supply pipes:. Bathroom Door - Coming apart where it was sawed off and nailed Wash basin - Wash basin not level right to left/. Ceiling drywall - there are six nails coming out of the ceiling drywall,. Cracked Plaster - Holes through both adjoining room walls:. Drywall - Contains rough lines and ridges with holes and gaps?. Contracted for bathroom home remodeling with: Markham Home Improvements Corp|. 1900 S Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL.. 60005 847-758-**** 847-758-**** http://yellowpages.lycos.com/profile/markham-home-improvement-185939**** Due to the incompletion of the job in a professional manner and the reluctance of Mark Markham to redo the discrepancies, we have taken it upon ourselves to research our options, to find out what choices we have and to decide which way to go, to bring our bathroom project to completion in the manner in which we had expected from the beginning. We had gone to the Village of Arlington Heights Building Department and spent time talking with Valerie Gerstein. She suggested we file reports with the Cook County State Attorney's Office and the Illinois State Attorney's Office. In the meantime, Mark Markham had closed and completely gutted his place of business, completely removing all kitchen and bathroom displays, with no previous or forwarding notice in his window, only a phone number for rental information at a rental agency, leaving his above address null and void. At this point upon doing research I was able to obtain more information as to his business whereabouts since the above one is no longer viable. Markham Home Improvement 1818 N Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60004-**** 847-577**** http://yellowpages.lycos.com/profile/markham-home-improvement-185939**** Markham Home Improvements 6419 Endwood Dr Long Grove, IL (847) 362-**** (847) 247-**** www.whitepages.com/business?key=markham+home+improvements&where=Arlington+Hts%2C+IL
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#693995

August 5, 2013 Update

They closed down their location at 1818 N Arlington Heights Rd, #A, Arlington Heights, IL. It has been closed for a few months now. Not sure where they relocated. Their website is still working http://markhamhomeimprovement.com/

Just updating their information in case they transfer to another city/state and start scamming other people, too. These people have scammed us, too, and we don't want them to scam any more people.

CUSTOMER BEWARE!

#499878

I believe you. They did the same to us when we hired them to remodel our bathroom.

Now, their new storefront is in 1818 N Arlington Heights Rd, #A, Arlington Heights, IL.

I hope this company pays you back what court awarded you and goes out of business. Everyone involved in this scam of a business deserves to be unemployed and feel what it's like to be "helpless".

#476907

The information I submitted above is the truth and I have the documentation to prove it.

This is not harassment it is the truth and I just want others to be made aware of the situation that me and my wife are in so it won’t happen to anyone else.

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#312369 Review #312369 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Washington, District Of Columbia

Scammed an senior couple of $10,000.

Markham Home Improvement 1818 N Arlington Heights Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (847) 577-**** Work Discrepancies: Shower - Shower wall tiles wavy. Shower Door - Right side shower door bangs frame, does not hit cushion stop Toilet - Toilet not tight on floor, movement from right to left. Floor - Grout is falling out between floor tile and shower pan. Tile - Floor tile is uneven and not level. Heater - Installed two and one-half inches above the floor Low Water Pressure - Reduced the size of the supply pipes. Bathroom Door - Coming apart where it was sawed off and nailed Wash basin - Wash basin not level right to left. Ceiling drywall - there are six nails coming out of the ceiling drywall. Cracked Plaster - Holes through both adjoining room walls. Drywall - Contains rough lines and ridges with holes and gaps. Contracted for bathroom home remodeling with: Markham Home Improvements Corp. 1900 S Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL. 60005 847-758-**** 847-758-**** http://yellowpages.lycos.com/profile/markham-home-improvement-185939**** Due to the incompletion of the job in a professional manner and the reluctance of Mark Markham to redo the discrepancies, we have taken it upon ourselves to research our options, to find out what choices we have and to decide which way to go, to bring our bathroom project to completion in the manner in which we had expected from the beginning. We had gone to the Village of Arlington Heights Building Department and spent time talking with Valerie Gerstein. She suggested we file reports with the Cook County State Attorney's Office and the Illinois State Attorney's Office. In the meantime, Mark Markham had closed and completely gutted his place of business, completely removing all kitchen and bathroom displays, with no previous or forwarding notice in his window, only a phone number for rental information at a rental agency, leaving his above address null and void. At this point upon doing research I was able to obtain more information as to his business whereabouts since the above one is no longer viable. Markham Home Improvement 1818 N Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60004-**** 847-577-**** http://yellowpages.lycos.com/profile/markham-home-improvement-185939**** Markham Home Improvements 6419 Endwood Dr Long Grove, IL (847) 362-**** (847) 247-**** www.whitepages.com/business?key=markham+home+improvements&where=Arlington+Hts%2C+IL
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#382287

I would do what you're doing and file a complaint with the states attorneys office. I would also contact your local news station to see if they'd be willing to run a story on TV about this company. Best of luck to you.

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#277920 Review #277920 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Chicago, Illinois

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Markham Home Improvements Corporation is a large home improvement company. It was founded in January, 1994. Its headquarters is based in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA. Markham Home Improvements Corporation provides a broad range of construction, building, and remodeling services. It specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, windows/siding, and basements building and improvement projects. It also accepts custom orders. Markham Home Improvements Corporation provides clients with 10-year warranty on all completed works. It serves only residential consumers in the Chicagoland area. The company sells such bathroom fitment brands as Kohler, Jacuzzi, Delta, Moen, and Grohe. Markham Home Improvements Corporation organizes tradeshow exhibitions on a regular basis.

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