It was one of the most successful Block auctions ever, with each home in the 2020 season reaching well over their multimillion-dollar reserves. And while records were broken, so were its winners, Jimmy and Tam Wilkins, when they found out that their 1950s-inspired home was sold to a woman who failed to complete the sale.
Emese Fajk, 28, caused national headlines late last year when it was revealed she had failed to pay $4.256 million for the home she won at auction. Although she’s backed up her claims of innocence with a series of bank statements, another purported victim has come forward saying she had a run-in with Emese just months before The Block’s auction in November.
The woman, a designer from Europe who wishes to remain anonymous, says she worked for Emese in August but has failed to receive almost $1000 payment for her work.
“I own a design company and she solicited us to create the branding for her new business,” the designer claims.
“I, of course, never received what she owed me and heard a billion excuses about how her bank wasn’t cooperating, but she swore again and again that she paid me.”
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