Vital Nature, Elisa Jewels and Phyderma.
Complaint 80115 Details

  • Date Occurred: 02/27/2012
  • Reported Damages: $20.00
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The complaint is against an online dating profile

The complaint is a listing fraud posted on public forums or sites against an anonymous entity

The complaint is mobile text spam or smishing related against an anonymous entity

The company or person contact no longer exists

International boundaries

For several months now i have been receiving letters from all three of these companies telling me ihave been declared the grand winner of large sums of money ranging from £ 43 thousand up to £134 thousand, having just read the comments on the websites of these companies, i am now extremely worried as i have recently ordered some goods from all three of these companies and they have now got my card details. is there anything i can do about this???

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  • princessfireball
  • princessfireball SBID #c85dd2147f
  • Posted 07/02/2012
  • Hi Linda, I have received the same letters from these three companies too. They have representatives in Glasgow but they are registered in France. Have you heard from them yet?
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  • princessfireball
  • princessfireball SBID #c85dd2147f
  • Posted 07/02/2012
  • FYI:

    http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/investigations/2008/02/oft-tackles-vital-beauty-prize.html

    Oft tackles vital beauty prize draw scam

    BY NICK SOMMERLAD ON FEBRUARY 7, 2008 12:49 PM IN JUNK MAIL

    Not all these firms are beyond the reach of the law.

    Last year the UK was flooded with hundreds of thousands of prize draw mailings from a catalogue called Vital Beauty.

    The Office of Fair Trading believed the mailings misled people into thinking they'd won £14,500.

    In fact, almost everyone who entered the draw "won" a small voucher to use in the catalogue.

    This time the OFT stepped in and got a result. The company behind Vital Beauty is Agence de Marketing Applique, in Mouscron, Belgium, but its boss, Stephane Alech (left), lives in Cannes.
    When we finally tracked him to an office complex in nearby Antibes he told us he'd reached an agreement with the OFT and promised that he was changing his mailings.

    But he added:

    "There are always some phrases that are written in a smaller type than others. This is a normal marketing technique - but we will respect the judgement of the OFT by making some changes.

    "For example, it is now written clearly on each page that these games are free and without an obligation on the customer to buy.

    "We work in several countries in Europe and the legislation is different in each country which can complicate matters in a business like ours.

    "We try to adapt to the administration of each country."

    In other words - he will get away with as much as he can. We're watching him.
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Company Statistics

  • Complaint Against Vital Nature
  • Complaints Filed: 49
  • Reported Damages: $7,025,958.29
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