Paradigm Group leases in The Point in Rancho Bernardo

The Paradigm Group has signed a five-year, $1.38 million lease for 7,393 square feet of office space in The Point office building at 16745 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego 92127. Full Story
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Coned by Paradigm Group

San Diego, CA

#1 Oct 23, 2008
I was contracted by the Paradigm Group CEO - Mike Smith & President - Jeniffer Alemany to build high end custom furniture for their office at "The Point". I fulfilled my end of the contract, built & delivered the furniture to their office. Both Mike & Jeniffer avoided me for over a month when I sought payment for services provided. I finally received a check only to find out from the bank that the check was no good & that the account it was written from was "in the negative for months". I asked Mike & Jenifer for another check and they told me to sue them, Mike then followed up by telling me to "leave his f'ing office" and proceeded to call the police on me. The irony is that their web sight claims to offer business & management solutions. These people should be avoided at all cost.
Caesar

Lakeside, CA

#2 Oct 23, 2008
Good to know...
Mark L

La Mesa, CA

#3 Oct 26, 2008
Coned by Paradigm Group wrote:
I was contracted by the Paradigm Group CEO - Mike Smith & President - Jeniffer Alemany to build high end custom furniture for their office at "The Point". I fulfilled my end of the contract, built & delivered the furniture to their office. Both Mike & Jeniffer avoided me for over a month when I sought payment for services provided. I finally received a check only to find out from the bank that the check was no good & that the account it was written from was "in the negative for months". I asked Mike & Jenifer for another check and they told me to sue them, Mike then followed up by telling me to "leave his f'ing office" and proceeded to call the police on me. The irony is that their web sight claims to offer business & management solutions. These people should be avoided at all cost.
These people just signed a 1.38 million lease and they can't pay a local vendor for services rendered?- They must of forgot that they are in Rancho Bernardo and not Wall St.
Attorney at Your Service

Santa Monica, CA

#4 Oct 26, 2008
I'm very familiar with Mike Smith and some of his associates. I also know this is not the first time he's had a complaint against him. My advise to you is to contact an attorney soon as possible. Additionally, you should immediately file with BBB and the local DA.
Anonymous One

Santa Monica, CA

#5 Oct 26, 2008
Just a FYI, did a little research, appearantly this company is utilizing tribal funds to rip people off. With a $1.25 Million federal grant (see link below) there's absolutely no reason why he should be writting checks from a negative account. I believe its call fraud!!! Its people like this that have put our economy is a horrble situation. I bet hes driving $100k cars, and probably doesnt even need a $1.38 million dollar lease..

http://www.kumeyaay.com/2008/03/tribe-takes-s...
anonymous

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Oct 27, 2008
Can't pay his subcontactors but still has a chaufer and just purchased a corporate jet. Definate mismanagement of funds.
Disgusted

El Cajon, CA

#7 Oct 27, 2008
Do you think any of our tax payer's dollars (in the form of a $1.25 million federal grant received by The Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians) is being used as intended by the tribe, to build housing? Or is it just a coincidence that shortly after the tribe used the $1.25 million to partner with The Paradigm Group, a $1.38 million lease was signed by The Paradigm Group for an upscale office space?

Then to hear that they are ripping off local businesses that are most likely struggling to survive in this economy and probably have no access to federal grants or any of the other free money the government likes to hand out to big corporations makes me sick.

I bet this Mike Smith & Jennifer Alemany are sitting in their lush office right now devising a way to get their slimy hands on some of that $700 billion bailout.

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Criminal Paradigm

Chula Vista, CA

#8 Oct 27, 2008
"Fraudulent" would be a nice way to describe what the Paradigm group does...but the way they fake and front to be a big corporation and don't even offer a product or service is really a shameful disgrace to business in america...this so called corporation is soaking up government funded grants and corrupt indian gaming contributions only to prey on other small business' and individuals that are trying to do business the right way. The so called CEO Mike Smith lives a life of corruption and abuse-violating american business'. Just check his criminal record and do some research before becoming the next victim-Paradigm Group Rancho Bernardo is a fake....What do you need that huge building for? With only 3 employees that are more like servants and legal scapegoats to the so called CEO...that's abuse of my tax dollars to help defraud american business'-They should be ashamed of themselves but they have no shame,--just broken promises, lies, and an empty building with no purpose, product, of service--Be smart and Beware.
true

San Diego, CA

#9 Oct 27, 2008
all of this is true. thats why I quit.......
haha

Carlsbad, CA

#10 Oct 28, 2008
yup its true and he still owes ALL of his emlpoyees their paychecks from the last month and a half! and he calls himself a "businessman"!!!
ha!
1 of many ticked offatTPG

Santee, CA

#11 Oct 29, 2008
The Paradigm Group is an absolute fraud.
I used to work for them and just quit last friday.
They still owe me a month of work and are telling me that they do not have the money.
I personally drove the CEO Mike around in his limo as he would womanize, lie, cheat and steal.
This guy is the definition of FRAUD.
If you only knew how much money they spend on eating out every week.. these pigs need to pull back their appetites a little so they can pay their employees and everyone else they owe.

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Send them to jail

Carlsbad, CA

#12 Oct 29, 2008
Some questions for Mike Smith & Jennifer Alemany:
Are these the values you will teach your children?
What kind of stories do you tell your neighbors about what you do for a living?
Have you milked every resource available to you yet?
You people are disgusting, you have no shame, your word and name means nothing to you, you have sold your souls for the mighty dollar.
Mike & Jennifer, your house of cards will fall soon, do you really believe you could get away with all that you have done?
taxpayer

Carlsbad, CA

#13 Oct 29, 2008
It is scumbags like this that put our country in its current economic situation!
Samantha

United States

#14 Oct 30, 2008
Sounds like alot of people have been burned by these characters. Have any of you filed with the Labor Board, the D.A., & the BBB. If I were you I would file a complaint with all those agencies and maybe even contact the local news, with all that is going on in this country with corporate fraud & wall st. I am sure the news would have a field day with these crooks.
Victim of Paradigm Group

United States

#15 Oct 30, 2008
Does anyone find it interesting that all the above post have been tagged with a red "X" and yet no one has written a post disagreeing?
1 of many ticked offatTPG

Santee, CA

#16 Oct 31, 2008
i wrote channel 10 news and filed for my wages at the department of labor. i know of 3 other people whom have done the same.
Its about time

El Cajon, CA

#17 Oct 31, 2008
Mike Smith and associates have been using others people money for years. He is a master of scamming! I just wonder if the owners of "Point" actually realize who they have rented to?
Very Suspicious

San Diego, CA

#18 Nov 5, 2008
My friend is dealing with Mike Smith right now. I have tried to warn her about him but she won't believe me. She even said that he went over this blog with her and discounted each one of your stories saying that you were either employees trying to steal his money or jilted lovers! Sorry, I know this is ridiculous!
I need to get some hard evidence on this guy so that she realize the truth. Anyone know where he lives, his real name, age, etc? Please help
Justice

United States

#19 Nov 7, 2008
Hello All, my name is Andy and I have recently been working with the Paradigm Group on providing them some sheet rock for some bids they told me they won. They paid me money for the manufacturing of the sheet rock but have not paid me for the shipping cost and now the container has been ceased by the Government because they have not paid me the money for this and now there are penalty fees piling up and it has really hurt my reputation and business. This is occurring now, as we speak (11/07/08). If you and anyone else would be interested in working with me on building up a case for these guys please contact me as I would be very interested in at least speaking with you. Please send me an email first and let me know if you would be interested and I will then provide you my cell so we can talk. I would like to share more details with you in which I feel a solid case can be made. My email is: amatthews11@hotmail.com
I encourage to please contact me very soon. Thank you.
Coned by Paradigm Group wrote:
I was contracted by the Paradigm Group CEO - Mike Smith & President - Jeniffer Alemany to build high end custom furniture for their office at "The Point". I fulfilled my end of the contract, built & delivered the furniture to their office. Both Mike & Jeniffer avoided me for over a month when I sought payment for services provided. I finally received a check only to find out from the bank that the check was no good & that the account it was written from was "in the negative for months". I asked Mike & Jenifer for another check and they told me to sue them, Mike then followed up by telling me to "leave his f'ing office" and proceeded to call the police on me. The irony is that their web sight claims to offer business & management solutions. These people should be avoided at all cost.
ripped off by Paradigm

San Diego, CA

#20 Nov 7, 2008
Call Crown computers in Rancho Bernardo. They are owed 16k for network equipment. Also try A-Tel cabling in Mira Mesa. They did the cabling installation at the point and have gotten bounced checks many times. They are owed 4k still.

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