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    • tesuhoha
    • By tesuhoha 30th May 17, 6:47 PM
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    Scam on Facebook
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    • 30th May 17, 6:47 PM
    Scam on Facebook 30th May 17 at 6:47 PM
    Please be aware that this is a bit of a scam.

    ***URL removed (sorry but it helps it come up in search engines)***

    I thought it was a special offer to buy expensive products cheap because Debenhams were closing some stores. I ordered some face cream and paid the postage asked of £4.95.

    I got a confirmation email which states that I have entered into a subscription to pay goodness knows how much each month. They have my debit card details and state that my account will be debited each month.

    I have cancelled this but to do this I have to return the products to Cyprus at my expense by 28th June. If they do not receive them by then my account will be debited by £69.

    I didn't see any mention of this on the offer but it may have been in the small print which I should have read.
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam1; 21-06-2017 at 8:54 PM.
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    • MSE Rhiannon
    • By MSE Rhiannon 29th Jun 17, 2:40 PM
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    Hi guys, appreciate we are a little late to the party but we've contacted Debenhams and it confirmed this is a fake offer nothing to do with them. We're writing something up to share to let people know.
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 29th Jun 17, 2:46 PM
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    Looks like a Russian site hiding behind cloudflare.
    Originally posted by Lorian
    MSE uses CloudFlare as well.

    Btw, the "Russian site" is probably hosted in Russia and owned by a Yank.
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    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 29th Jun 17, 2:47 PM
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    Facebook is NOT a reliable site for adverts. There is little to no regulation on there and you have no protection of your funds compared with other sites. You buy at you own risk.
    Originally posted by pmduk
    And FB isn't regulated because Zuckerberg has made so many friends in government that they don't want to upset him (except Turkey, where he bent over backwards to accommodate Erdogan's breaches of UN law).
    Always ask yourself one question: What would Gibbs do?
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    • MSE Rhiannon
    • By MSE Rhiannon 29th Jun 17, 4:04 PM
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    Does anyone have a screenshot of this offer, the Facebook advert or the site that we can add to a write-up to warn people about this scam?
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    • photome
    • By photome 29th Jun 17, 6:57 PM
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    Does anyone have a screenshot of this offer, the Facebook advert or the site that we can add to a write-up to warn people about this scam?
    Originally posted by MSE Rhiannon
    Why not just warn people to be ultra careful if clicking on an ad on Facebook as many are scams
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 29th Jun 17, 8:22 PM
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    Perhaps it is time for the mods here to amend the title of this thread to reflect that Debenhams is not the scamming company - perhaps Beware Facebook sellers posing as Debenhams?
    • POPPYOSCAR
    • By POPPYOSCAR 29th Jun 17, 8:36 PM
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    Only today someone was telling me that her daughter believes everything on facebook.

    Why, just why?
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 29th Jun 17, 8:59 PM
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    Debenhams will be closing stores over a 5 year period the very idea they will be selling any stock which actually still belongs to the company its branded to is just nuts! The company may not want it back too long on the shelves, then it is sent to another store which is not closing. Or go on sale in store or sometimes turns up in TKMaxx. Quite a few items of Nars,Dior,Estee Lauder been turning up in my local branch. It will never ever go to some unknown company flogging it on Facebook

    PEOPLE STOP AND JUST THINK FOR 2 SECONDS!

    Facebook spam ads all the time if in doubt contact the actual company they are suppose to be debenhams, dior etc and get an answer.
    Originally posted by donnac2558
    Unfortunately people dont think for 2 seconds when they see something thats really good.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • MothballsWallet
    • By MothballsWallet 30th Jun 17, 10:29 AM
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    Only today someone was telling me that her daughter believes everything on facebook.

    Why, just why?
    Originally posted by POPPYOSCAR
    It's stuff like this that make me avoid Facebook like it's Ebola-infested...
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    • MSE Rhiannon
    • By MSE Rhiannon 30th Jun 17, 10:45 AM
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    Why not just warn people to be ultra careful if clicking on an ad on Facebook as many are scams
    Originally posted by photome
    We do, we have a whole guide on stopping scams and we're linking to it, but this version of the scam mentioning Debenhams is the one we've been emailed about the most recently and not everyone has seen it via Facebook ads.
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 30th Jun 17, 3:32 PM
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    We do, we have a whole guide on stopping scams and we're linking to it, but this version of the scam mentioning Debenhams is the one we've been emailed about the most recently and not everyone has seen it via Facebook ads.
    Originally posted by MSE Rhiannon
    So when are you going to amend the title of this thread?

    It's been mentioned that it's not a Debenhams scam for over a week.
    If I worked for Debenhams, I would not be happy about my company's name being sullied erroneously on a public forum.
    • LadyDee
    • By LadyDee 30th Jun 17, 7:42 PM
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    Perhaps it is time for the mods here to amend the title of this thread to reflect that Debenhams is not the scamming company - perhaps Beware Facebook sellers posing as Debenhams?
    Originally posted by LadyDee
    Obviously not, even though a MOD is posting here!
    • Granmal
    • By Granmal 12th Sep 17, 11:20 PM
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    How do I get out of Beauty and Truth scam?
    • KeithP
    • By KeithP 12th Sep 17, 11:28 PM
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    How do I get out of Beauty and Truth scam?
    Originally posted by Granmal
    More information needed.

    Did you buy something from Debenhams?

    Did you think you were buying from Debenhams?

    Anything else you can tell us that might help us to help you?
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    • worried123
    • By worried123 18th Sep 17, 11:43 PM
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    Did you get an email straightaway?
    I've stupidly just done this and I'm panicking how to stop it?? Shall I contact my bank?? I've had no confirmation, help needed x

    I thought it was a special offer to buy expensive products cheap because Debenhams were closing some stores. I ordered some face cream and paid the postage asked of £4.95.

    I got a confirmation email which states that I have entered into a subscription to pay goodness knows how much each month. They have my debit card details and state that my account will be debited each month.

    I have cancelled this but to do this I have to return the products to Cyprus at my expense by 28th June. If they do not receive them by then my account will be debited by £69.

    I didn't see any mention of this on the offer but it may have been in the small print which I should have read.
    Originally posted by Macduff506
    [/QUOTE]

    Hi - just thought i would mention a very similar thing has just happened to me....i posted in this forum under junivive cream scam.....
    It makes my blood boil to be honest.....your bank can stop these people from debiting your account.....i had to send mine back but it was in england...
    I think the debenhams thing is these companies always use something to entice you.....they will pt their advert next to the logo of reputable magazines etc - with mine they used dragons den saying the dragons had all invested in an amazing cream...they have obviously used debenhams to entice you and make you think its all above board etc....
    I am going to ring the citizens advice bureau about my situation to see whether they will report it to trading standards...

    How dare they assume they can `steal` from your bank a/c each month...it is outrageously unscrupulous....the banks are aware of these companies so dont lose any sleep worrying they might debit your account if you have cancelled it through your bank.

    I think you may find that they have displayed something about debenhams closing some stores and put their ad next to it or you hit a link that takes you to their web site.....with my scam i had looked at a sort of advert for some amazing cream that the dragons had invested in and when i hit a link it took me into the face cream web site - but it had nothing to do with dragons den investments.......all dodgey and should be made illegal....i hate these companies.....believe me my correspondence with them has turned the air blue.....i have defied them to touch my bank account.

    The `small print` on these scams is often faded out.....barely visible.
    Last edited by worried123; 18-09-2017 at 11:59 PM.
    • worried123
    • By worried123 18th Sep 17, 11:53 PM
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    How do I get out of Beauty and Truth scam?
    Originally posted by Granmal
    contact your bank - explain what has happened....they should stop any payments being taken by them....get hold of the company and make it abundantly clear you wish to cancel this entire thing...if they want you to post the products back you will unfortunately have to do this at your own cost but get it tracked......(maybe they want it shipped back to cyprus because they think people will not bother sending it back because of postage costs......and they will then think they are entitled to steal your money.

    Firstly speak with your bank........

    try not to worry too much - i laid awake the whole night once over my scam as i was so outraged....
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