Filed here for the sake of completeness: Well done Sarah.

Sarah King: Courage under fire. (Click for link)

It took 5 years and 257 complaints but the Commerce Commission have finally acted on NBO and all the spin off “businesses” operated by Shallendra Singh, Jitendra Singh and Sonia “All I ever did was work for him” Klair who just so happens to also be known as Sonia Singh.

The NZ Herald reports today that NBOL directories have been raided as part of a Commerce Commission investigation the paper describes as ‘an unprecedented crackdown on alleged large-scale invoicing scams’. Search into online scam

Sarah King, an internet consultant who has been warning people about these three websites since 2007, welcomed the action by the Commission: “I’m looking forward to what they do next,” she said.

In June last year King received letters from law firm Hesketh Henry that said her internet articles claiming Shallandra Singh’s businesses were scams were defamatory.

Lawyer Frank Chan, who wrote the letters, said Singh was no longer a client. Financial records show National Business Online defaulted on a $27,997 bill to Hesketh Henry this year.

I’m proud of you Sarah. Good work exposing them.

I don’t have a printable reaction to the news that lawyers Hesketh Henry didn’t get fully paid for their no-doubt-designed-to-intimidate-and-induce-stress threatening letters crap. (oops) I guess that happens a lot. – P