My question involves independent contractors in the state of:New Jersey - Hello experts can someone help me with the issue. 4 years ago i built a website and someone paid me $ 2000 and there was no actual written or oral contract between me and him. The price of the project was decided $ 2000 and he was suppose to pay me in installments according the completion of work. He paid me two installments however he did not pay me the last part of the payment and this is because he kept claiming that project is not finished and kept harassing me to add new feature which would cost more and more. But he kept threatening me and asked me to work on his demands. One day i got tired and told him that his project is finished and if he needs more feature he should pay me more. But he started threatening me. Since his website was online business i explained him that since he is online seller he has to open paypal business account so that transactions can be smoother however he told me that he do not want this to happen on his social security number since he wanted the customer payments in cash upon delivery. I told him that that is not possible and i would not make something illegal with which i would get in trouble. So because of this disagreement he did not pay me last payment and i officially left his project. I did not provided him with control panel access with which he would have started his illegal business. Today after 4 years he called me and said if i could provide him with control panel access. I said i do not have any of his details. Now he is threatening me that he would file a lawsuit against me and he is harassing me on phone. Can anyone tell me what should i do to stop him from harassing me ? Can he take any legal steps against me ? I do have his emails in which he has agreed that he do not want to use his SSN. I would sincerely appreciate experts reply.
P.S. We did not sign any contract. All i have is his emails !