A lawsuit in California is hitting the East Coast, attempting to retrieve money owed from a court settlement.
LBA Realty from Irvine, California, won a suit against a former tenant, Attracta Inc., which now owed $405,147 based on the court judgment.
However, LBA has yet to receive all the payment.
On Dec. 12, LBA filed an affidavit with Pinellas County for permission to go after Attracta in Florida to collect money owed.
Before 2013, Attracta Online Services operated out of Napa, California.
Attracta is an SEO (search-engine optimization) company that founded in 2009.
In 2012, the company was set to bring in 120 new hires to handle a projected growth in business, according to an area news source.
On the California Secretary of State webpage, Attracta had surrendered its registration in 2013.
That year, a St. Petersburg company was formed named Attracta Inc. Although its website claims to have been created in 2009, it is unclear if the enterprise is the same as the California company.
From Attracta’s website, you are lead to believe it is nearly a 5-star company; however, it received an “F” from the Better Business Bureau. In the company’s “About Us” page, Attracta claims to be “the largest SEO company in the world — with over 3.6 million websites registered and over 5 billion pages using our tools.”
SEO is used by businesses to get websites ranked higher in search engines; when someone searches on Google, their business is one of the first to pop up.
Attracta is located at 111 2nd Ave. NE, Suite 620, in St. Petersburg.