Below is a story of a member of this organization and how she used the media to be a powerful tool against frauds:
I just ended a crazy month of legal fiasco with the help of media men and the power of media. I was able to achieve justice because the media was able to share to the locality the story and other victims surfaced and helped with the case. It was an unforgettable experience. Now, I’m in the process of cleaning up the mess that was done and it’s a good thing that I have a certified plumbing company to clean up after the company I publicly sued for malpractice.
What happened was that the company I hired to construct the new building for my business gave me a quotation that was way over my budget. However, they were able to smooth-talked me into agreeing, saying that they are the best in the business and they use quality products for their work.
Hence the construction proceeded as planned. When the work was done, I gave them their payment and I thought I would never have to deal with them again. Unfortunately, only 2 months from being constructed, the building was already suffering from a lot of problems. Areas easily crumble down and the walls seemed hollow. Until one day an area collapsed. Also, the bathroom, which was the biggest damaged area, had damaged pipes and was leaking all day, adding to the businesses bill expenses. Because of all the tragedy, molds were infesting from the inside of the walls because they were left hollow and susceptible to moist. And as we all know, moist areas is where molds grow very quickly.
Hence, the building slowly degraded and became too weak to hold up on the weight. Just like that, a very big amount of money was wasted. I had the place investigated by a more reputable team of commercial plumbing contractors. Since they are experts when it comes to problems caused about by molds, they were trusted in their assessment. And, according to their investigation, the molds were able to penetrate the building easily not just because the walls were hollow, but because the materials used were substandard materials. This news really made me mad because it was in our contract that the company I hired would use only the best in quality materials.
Feeling cheated, While I went to find a plumber, I also went and sued the company. I made the incident public so that people or establishments that plan to do future transactions with the company will be warned. Using the media to my advantage became a very good technique because other victims that just kept their mouth shuts because their cases were only minor cases of substandard quality of materials for repairs in their homes. However, when they saw me in the news, they decided to help put the company’s fraudulence to a halt because they are obviously scamming their clients into paying more than the value of their work.
I know I would not have made it through my search for justice if I had not had the media by my side. They are the reason that the evidence overflowed and witnesses came up to stand for my cause. Truly, the power of media is very strong and it is a very good channel to use for the pursuit of justice.