I was looking for a principal
contractor to build up my family house in Szentendre, in spring 2019, in the
turmoil of the Internet.
Dr. Gábor Érdi responded on my ad made on * joszaki.hu website. (*joszaki.hu=hungarian entrepreneur search engine)
According to the above, I met Gábor Érdi, who had been present in different worrying articles online for years.
It is important to know, as well as the articles below, have become clear for me only later – before You ask me how can a normal man make arrangements with such a man at all!
e-mail correspondence, we contacted each other on phone, then Gábor Érdi
visited my site in Szentendre to inspect it with an old, dirty Skoda.
Érdi started to excuse right in the beginning: “…I use this old car because I do not want to look like other contractors using luxury Mercedes, pretending to be a right guy, then cheating everyone. I am clear and honest this way, thus I am not going to show my huge fortune, at least nor right in the beginning, until we build up some trust. I live in the 2nd District, in the Bimbó road. I have a house in Nagykovácsi, Paris and in America too. If we arrange a contract, then there is unlimited financial coverage available in my safe at home. You will be never shortened with any Forints. If we start the construction, and I make wrong calculation, I will add the missing amount by myself. Just to see how I do business …”
Later it was
figured out, that the house in Nagykovácsi was a rental unit, although he lied
to another client that it was his house – he told me he was renting it…
The house in the
Bimbó road is the property of his parents, regarding his homes in Paris and America,
I have not managed to collect any data yet (this is in progress), however, I
was told that Gábor Érdi is not allowed
to enter the territory of the United States due to his crime committed
there. I could not learn more details about this confidential information so
Back to the events, Gábor Érdi disappeared following the first meeting for weeks, and failed to give me a price offer either. I was meanwhile looking for other contracts, but knowing the conditions of the construction industry, these few weeks were not enough to contract with someone else!
showed up weeks later. Then he told me, that the price offer is ready, and he
sent it to me next day, then we arranged another meeting at the site in
These few weeks were the mental “consideration” time, which is a typical fraud method. The perpetrator is waiting that time, proving that he absolutely does not need your money from one day to the other. In addition, Gábor Érdi asked exactly three million Forints right in the beginning, the sum that he offered to Zsóka Kapócs in the previous days to make her stop her crusade on him. Conclusion: Dr. Érdi wanted me to pay the “show-off fee” of Zsóka Kapócs (hungarian beauty queen, well-known media person. See the details on Zsókáró Kapócs in the article below)
Gábor Érdi invited me to Nagykovácsi, to his (assumed) home (as I have noted above, he told me it was a
rental unit, whilst he told others it was his own property). In Nagykovácsi,
we could walkthrough his alleged constructions, investments. The inspection
was made so, that walking on the streets, he pointed on houses: “…among
others, I built up these houses…”. Standing in front of the real
properties, he was telling me long stories about the difficulties of the
In the end, we travelled to Budaörs by car, where we arrived to a real property under construction. It was learnt later, that “of course” there were also frauds and scandals, and have been going on as of today. We walked through the property under construction, while Érdi told me about “other constructions in progress”, and also mentioned Zsóka Kapócs as a well-known person: “…we are building several properties for her now…”
As a side note,
I would like to tell You, that (of course), it was later come out, that he had nothing to do with any of the
constructions, he had never built up any house. His is such an expert in
construction industry like myself in the field of computer brain researches…
Gábor Érdi then
urged to sign the contract, which was drafted by himself. Prior to the
conclusion of the contract, he told me the followings, to convince me at all
“…I know that nowadays trust is the key, because there are so many crooks out there. So I introduce myself: I am a doctor, a lawyer. I graduated in America. You can check it on my, Facebook profile too. I have a family, I am the father of two children, I live in a honest marriage. I have multiple diplomas, I am a financial expert too. I was born in Buda, in a wealthy family, on the Rózsadomb. My aunt is a doctor too, a famous politician – therefore, I am not willing to tell her name now – who will certainly visit the constructions, and You will recognize her, because she loves and protects me as if I were her own son, because my parents are more or less in America, so she “takes care of me”, to protect me against frauds. My mother, Dr. Judit Hegedűs, teaches in America in a Kalamazoo University. My father, Dr. Péter Érdi, is a brain researcher, also teaches in the USA, Kalamazoo, in the same University. He have written several books for science. My elder sister, Dr.Zsuzsanna Érdi, is a yoga-trainer with multiple diplomas, also in the United States. You may check all of these on Facebook, but my father is listed in Wikipedia too, moreover, You can read on the Internet about most of my family members. I play with open cards. My whole family consists of doctors, just like me. I stayed at home because I am that type who has homesick…”
Gábor Érdi wanted to derail my attention at all costs, moreover, he started to control my thoughts like: “…since You can see, that I am the son of a famous, wealthy family in Buda, with publicly respected relatives, American-Hungarian dual citizenship parents, it is a huge risk for me to start a new work, a new construction. My family, however, almost abnormally, protects me to become the victim of crooks, who do not pay for my job or to ruin my or their goodwill. Therefore, I am a bit paranoid too. You have to know that if we enter into contract, it might even happen that one of my famous relatives come to check You, whether I can trust in You…”
information were immediately suspicious for me, who could also tell many nice
things about me, but it looks like I am
not yet a really careful man, and I was feeling that this game is about to
derail my attention from the key fact that
it is rather him who has something to hide, since there were many posts on
him online, about his frenzies in the construction industry, that are still
available in Google’s first results.
commented these as follows: “…Hi, Hello! I am Gábor. I checked You
on the Internet, I investigated after You, this is no secret. You have
certainly done the same, and seen the old articles on me – about my previous
travel agency scandals. Before questioning me, I go forward. Yes, ten years ago
I had some tricks, although these did not happen the way they are described,
but I have already regretted, I had some fault in that, I do not refuse it.
However, all of these are the past, I am a father of two children, and You can
see, I showed You my houses under construction, I introduced You my family in
details, You have no reason to have doubt regarding me…” told me Dr.
Gábor Érdi, as some kind of confession.
Of course, I had no doubt that Érdi required 100% care, if I enter intro contract with him, but I gave him a chance. Moreover, Gábor Érdi knew the history, since I told him (among others) the story with a previous “building contractor”, where they attempted to cheat me with 15 million HUF, with no success. Since Érdi was ready to shake hands with me, I thought that he knew (or at least assumed) what type of man I was, if we wanted to pull me into the same trap, that I had escaped for multiple times in my life. I think that he also knew, but did not count with it, because short-thinking is a part of his personal profile. Gábor Érdi can think only in a certain moment, is unable to make long-term plans, and he even believes that everything will go on as he had calculated.
He is able to degrade such decisions on an exponentially decreasing curve until total disinterest. His inhibitions (after experiences almost all grades of getting chased) cease, he has only a single fear: getting into jail. As he told me once later: “…I was shackled (once upon a time, long ago), but this is not your business why. The shackles were cold and scary on my hands…”
Meanwhile the big day has
come, the conclusion of the Contract in our office building. In spring 2019…
For the conclusion of the Contract, Érdi brought a stooge with him the Viza 2003 Kft., represented by Elemér Varga. Varga (and since then, Érdi) are available on the index.hu forum too, some people were also cheated by them. In the Contract, Érdi was presented as ‘project manager’. This was an marginal factor for me that time.
Following signing the Contract, Gábor Érdi sent Elemér Varga to the car with an instant reason “…please take my phone…” During these minutes, Érdi took one and a half million Forints from me, and put it into his packet. This was not suspicious for me at all, because the conclusion of such a contract is a happy moment, so I was not thinking about bad feelings or suspicions. Later, however, it was mentioned in the conversation between Érdi and Varga, that Érdi did not hand-over the money (either) to Varga, moreover, Érdi lied to Varga, that he had not even taken any money from me. On the contrary, there is a security camera in our office, and my wife was witness of the hand-over of the money …
later, Érdi asked me to pay an additional
1,590,000 HUF. It was titled as “deposit, material supply, contractual
security”. So by that time, already
3,090,000 HUF was paid by me. Érdi gave me invoice on these two items,
unlike the upcoming costs (see in the article below)
A couple of days
later, Gábor Érdi sent me two utility workers to the site, who tried to cut the trees using a machete (!), with no success.
They spent a day or two without tools, but since they did not have any working
tools, they could only rip out weed
knots to imitate work. This “activity”
was assessed by Gábor Érdi for 1 million Forints at first, then forgetting
the said sum, he mentioned 500 thousand
Forints some days later. (here I
have to mention, that I have audio recording on all phone arrangements, as well
as copies of SMS messages and e-mail correspondence)
Back to the
“cleaning”, obviously neither sum is in proportion to the remuneration for the
“performed work”, because I had wanted to make cleaning and logging by myself,
where I received price offers varying between 60-80 thousand Forints…
A couple of days later, diggers showed up at the site. Gábor Érdi did not mention at all, that the construction schedule should be opened, but entered the site without any protective wear (this is a fall-hazard site), Érdi and some people imitated work there, and they did not even know what to do.
As I learnt
later, the diggers were local residents (Szentendre) and real professionals,
who were recruited by Érdi from here, and I could have also done so by myself. On
the contrary, Gábor Érdi told me previously, that “…they have an own
machine park, and with a brigade of 80-100 people…” (…)
This digger team did not consist of Gábor Érdi’s (not existing) workers and machine park, but Érdi recruited them locally, and asked them somehow to work without contract, deposit and e-log: “…Do the earthwork, I am going to pay in the end, we will make a settlement. I had to pay 300 million Forints for an office building in Budaörs right now, so I ask You to be patient for some days. You do not have to worry about the e-log, we may make the entry later, as a site-preparation working phase…” – told Érdi to the third-party diggers.
three hundred million Forints was a surreal factor, considering that Érdi
multiple times asked me to loan some thousand forints for lunch, tanking, or to
visit the zoo with his children...
The local diggers performed the earthworks within three days, and were looking for Érdi for weeks, then visited me: “…This Gábor Érdi is not willing to pay us, he keeps delaying for weeks, gives elusive replies. Please pay us our money, and You will make settlement with each other…” – told me the honest digger. Meanwhile, the work completely stopped, nothing else happened…
Of course I told
the diggers, that I can prove by
invoice, transfer receipt, that I had paid this fee (too) to Gábor Érdi,
and I have no more money, because we are doing this construction using bank
loan, so I can’t pay it from my pocket, there is a strict accounting in the
bank. They somehow accepted this, and kept “chasing” Érdi for weeks, with no
Érdi called me
right in the beginning of these processes: “…The workers will go
there tomorrow, we start the works at full pelt. We will bring concrete,
bricks, iron, but we need an additional 3 million Forints for the materials…”
this three million Forints in cash from me, and as he had promised before
(at the very first payment, when concluding the contract), he told me that he
would send the invoice by electronic means on the next day. However, this invoice has never arrived. So by
that time, Gábor Érdi received six
million ninety thousand Forints, and he did not pay the 1.5 million HUF for
the diggers either.
Meanwhile, some news showed up regarding Zsóka Kapócs well-known person, who published in the media and press, that Érdi made her 7 million Forints damage. These news may be found in the TV2 mokka programme and at several places online, as well as the press, because we are talking about a fresh event back to summer 2019…
Érdi slowly disappeared. “Of course”, he has never done any work anymore.
Listening to the
recorded phone-calls, I would like to highlight some of his most typical
sentences: “…We start tomorrow! We bring the materials, we will
focus only on You. As You know, I would like to build You a reference house, thus
this project is so important for me. I hope You do not think that I am going to
run away with your six million Forints…”
Meanwhile (concealing from Érdi), I contacted Zsóka Kapócs too, and talked about what was going on at her, and at us.
In the end Zsóka Kapócs – within one month – retrieved her money, since she was attacking Érdi online, on Facebook, in posts, in the TV2 programmes and on the first pages of newspapers. Érdi the psychopath could not resist this pressure, but not because he was mentally damaged, rather because he knew that if this crusade was not stopped (and Zsóka’s desperation is still clear when checking the online posts), then he would not be able to cheat further sums from anyone. So Gábor Érdi – in his final desperation – turned to his mother staying in America at the moment, and requested 7 million Forints from the family budget through an attorney, which at last arrived to Hungary, and in the end, Zsóka Kapócs was indemnified. This was, however, not about Érdi’s moral issue, he was rather driven a single goal: to remove the posts from the Internet, to silence Zsóka Kapócs – who is a three-times Beauty Queen, a well-known celebrity, and then he could go on with his series of frauds.
I finally terminated the contract, and claimed my money back. I received elusive replies every day, on that I also have audio recordings, just like the following SMS:
Meanwhile Judit Hegedűs (Érd’s mother) arrived
home from America. She was the person who returned the Zsóka Kapócs’s
money, right from abroad. I had seen a transfer receipt on that previously.
Gábor Érdi and
Judit Hegedűs cited me to the shopping centre near their home in Rózsadomb, for
a “settlement”. Judit Hegedűs told me there at the table, that “…We haves
just arrived home with my husband – Dr. Péter Érdi from the USA. Unfortunately
I do not have such a big amount at me, I have to manage this from abroad to
make someone to transfer. Please be patient for one week or two…” So
we arranged in this, following the one-hour-meeting held in the café of
Here I have to
note, that Érdi looked like very “mother-centric”, because anytime we had met
before, Judit Hegedűs was always calling him “…Hi mom, I will call You
back, I am co-ordinating a project right now…” – told her Érdi. During
the one-hour-meeting in the Café in Rózsadomb-Center, Érdi’s mother was
applying sunscreen onto the head of his 43 years old son, providing an unreal
I don’t have to
say that the words of Judit Hegedűs were not true either. I had some
phone-calls with here, but she gave me elusive replies, just like her son. So I
did not receive any Forints, and then I got fed up with them.
I reported him
to the police for misappropriation and fraud, and meanwhile I circulate this
article online. This will reach even those places, where Zsóka Kapócs’s TV
programmes were unable to get through.
I am going to
publish this article in English language too, aimed at the American residence
of the Érdi family (Kalamazoo, Michigan), where Érdi – according to his
own claims – spends much time, although according to an informer, Érdi is
banned from the USA.
Gábor Érdi – “of
course” – is stilly lying to his parents that this is a conspiracy theory, although his father would
not take care of seeing his son in jail – perhaps we would be even happy,
because he won’t be chased for that time … I have confirmed news on
that Érdi has been beaten and threatened by different persons for several times,
and this is still in progress, moreover, Gábor Érdi also confirmed me on phone,
on that I have an audio recording too!
Let me tell You
a little episode here on Viza 2003 Kft: upon the news of the termination of
contract, Elemér Varga (managing
director of Viza 2003 Kft.) also called
me. He was at me only when signing the Contract, otherwise he did not make
anything for the case (just like Érdi).
We joined a
conference call with Vargával and Érdivel, where they started to outrage on
each other, when “Érdi called Varga a rat”, and closed the line.
Elemér Varga remained
with only me in the phone-call, and told me that he was not aware of anything, he received no money, and he did not
see the “crusade of Zsóka Kapócs either”, he did not watch television, nor read
newspapers, nor surfing online, neither himself nor any of his
relatives/friends, so he was very surprised on the news that “I told him” (…).
that, also claimed that Érdi issued fake invoices, and I paid the amounts on
them without informing him in this regards.
The a sudden
turn occurred, Varga started to accuse me, claiming that I was Érdi’s colleague, a criminal just like him. The following SMS
was received from Elemér Varga: