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Vivian Wright-Bolton
Vivian Wright-Bolton ASI Conference Systems, Las Vegas, Nevada Does not pay interpreters at all. Does not respond to inquiries promptly due to allege
17th of Jan, 2011 by User860633
We performed simultaneous Mandarin interpretation services for ASI Conference Systems (Vivian Wright, the manager) for a conference in Washington DC in September, 2010.

As of today, January 18, 2011, we still have not received a check from Vivian Wright-Bolton or Vivian Wright, or ASI Conference Systems (a Las Vegas based company)

We sent several emails to [email protected] with the invoice several times in October, November, and December of 2010, but Vivian Wright-Bolton claimed that she did not receive any of the emails because of technical issues.

She then provided me with her other email address which [email protected] Sent email to her again, with the invoice, and she said that her bookkeeper sent the check via fedex already. I asked for the tracking number. She did not respond.

She gave me her bookkeeper's email [email protected], but there has been no response.

She ask me to text her cell phone 702-533-1600, which I did, and received response. However I still did not receive a check from her, as she promised.

Vivian, if you are reading this, could you please follow up on this matter? I have exhausted all the means to contact you, but failed to receive the check. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

4244 days ago by Scambuster365
ASI Conference Systems is a one woman business operation and the the woman who operates it, Vivian Wright-Bolton, is a professional con-artist.

In her home town Las Vegas she uses sub-par conference equipment and unqualified technicians, in order to being able to constantly undercut her very professional and decent competitors.

She doesn't pay or answer requests for payment, lies about checks having been sent, pretends that there is a so-called "department for payables", and then she pre-dates checks by several months (felony?)

What happened to the person complaining above happened to everybody else who ever worked for her. I have talked to many people who confirm that her 'modus operandi' is the same with everyone, so don't think for a minute it was just a mistake or an oversight in you case.

She has a pretentious website pretending to be a “big” company and serving to attract new clients ("suckers"), then she flies in new interpreters ("suckers") from around the US to her home town Las Vegas for each local conference and she organizes conferences in other parts of the US with interpreters (new “suckers”) from wherever, and after the job is done, does not respond to any emails with the invoice invoice attached, or any email reminders, or any phone calls.

She hides behind her brother’s wife’s law office (!) and has the nerve to tell out-of-state interpreters and service providers that the check was mailed a long time ago, or that "the people" responsible for payment made a mistake, or any other ridiculous, outrageous lie.

She tells local interpreters after several months of not being paid and only after threatened with small claims court that they should to go and pick up a their check personally at her brother’s wife’s law office(!). That had never been mentioned before, of course: The fact that local interpreters had to personally drive downtown and pick up a check somewhere in a questionable neighborhood at a seedy law office…..Checks finally handed out at the office by a receptionist - who apparently does not know anything and refuses to answer any questions - are pre-dated several months (felony?), so that with some banks payees might have a problem cashing them, which of course was the intent. She apparently thinks interpreters are stupid enough to believe that the check had been waiting there for them during all this time!

Fortunately more and more people in the small community of professional Conference Interpreting are becoming aware of these facts. This woman has been stealing hours and hours of time and causing weeks and months of aggravation for honest and decent people in the Conference Interpretation business by lying to and simply ignoring highly educated conference interpreters after they did their job and by scamming and trying to ruin other professional and respected agencies and equipment providers by constantly undercutting their reasonable bids.

Her impertinence and unethical business conduct is an insult to anybody's intelligence and integrity in this profession and she should finally be stopped once and for all!
4043 days ago by Maracas
I have worked as a simultaneous interpreter for Mrs. Wright-Bolton. I have the luck to live in Las Vegas and I was able to get my check after months of emails, phone calls, personal visits to her wife's law practice. Eventually, I formally started the process of suing the company at the small claim court (for this you do not need a lawyer, you just have to formally send a written request for payment of what is owed to you to all the owners of the company, ASI. Vivian is not the legal owner of the company but only the project manager). After this letter, I immediately received a check signed by one of the owners of the company, who happens to be her wife (not her brother's wife) and a judge.
Information about the legal owners of a company is public record. I will follow-up with a later post regarding where I found the legal contact info for ASI.
3850 days ago by [email protected]
Hi Maracas,
Please forward me the information for getting paid via the legal route. Thanks [email protected] 813-767-3821.

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