Not sure if this is the right place with the right audience...
But am seriously stumped and stuck now
Our company hired a professional photographer about ~4 months ago for a shoot involving some happy clients
Friend of a friend
The photos turned out pretty nice, the goods were delivered as discussed - in a CD with the invoice for the agreed sum
Company policy requires payment to be made via GIRO with a registered business, i.e. he has to fill up a form and register
This is where it gets weird ... he's avoiding all calls asking about his business registration number and for him to do this so he can receive the money
Doesn't pick up or hangs up
So finance did a quick check on ACRA website and it shows that the license has lapsed for quite some time now
But that's no reason to go into hiding...
Our finance people and my buyer friends have tried contacting him but to no avail - need him to amend the invoice. Says busy, at event now can't talk or does the 'no reply or hang up' routine again.
Oddly, he's still very much active, can see FB posts and that he's gotten a pretty decent gig at YOG
It's a 4 figure sum ... why in the world would he not want to get paid?
We can't give up - services rendered must be paid, naturally - but right now that's just proving impossible and frustrating