8 on Your Side: Shutter salesman fails to deliver

LAS VEGAS - Soyeon Kim doesn't mince words when she talks about John Zayicek. She paid him for shutters for her home, but he never delivered.

"He's a thief," she said. "I called several times. I e-mailed him a few times, but somehow, it was not easy to get a hold of him."

In June 2013, Zayicek wrote an invoice for Kim for $6,800, promising her shutters in six to eight weeks. She paid half the money and waited for her product to arrive. After three months, however, she didn't hear a word from Zayicek.

Kim called police in December 2013. She says they were familiar with Zayicek.

"She said she might help me, because John has an incident in the past too," Kim said.

That incident involved Carla Baker and Adrian Carabasu. They didn't just contact police, they called 8 on Your Side. 8 on Your Side called Zayicek who denied the allegations, but eventually gave Baker and Carabasu their money back.

When 8 on Your Side reached out to Zayicek about Kim's situation, he refused to answer the calls or e-mails. In fact, no one can seem to get a hold of him, not even police.

To date, Kim has not gotten her money back. She's out more than $10,000, because she eventually had to buy shutters from another company. She says she regrets not doing her research on Zayicek before paying him.

If she had done a simple online search, she would have found the previous 8 on Your Side story and saved herself money and heartache.

Remember, always research a company before you give them your money. It is one of the best ways to protect yourself from being scammed.

If you have a problem you want investigated, contact 8 on Your Side at 702-650-1907.

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