I was hired to provide consulting services which we agreed on a rate per month. I began the engagement and received my first payment about 60 days into it. I continued to work for another few months with no payment. I repeatedly asked for payment and finally stopped working due to non-payment. I hired a collection agency about a month after my last interaction with the contractor. It has been almost a year since I last worked for them. The word on the street is that the contractor is on the ropes and probably won't be around much longer.