Two ladies say they have been the victims of cosmetics con artists following they paid out R1160 for make-up that in no way arrived.
Janine Select reported she manufactured get hold of with Your Natural beauty Box on 30 June immediately after seeing a publish on Instagram.
“My daughter confirmed me the publish and then I imagined I would go on the internet and buy some of their items as a surprise for her,” she claims.
“After earning make contact with by way of their WhatsApp variety, they claimed they offer no cost supply but they did not have a catalogue since they get goods month to month, for this reason the special prices.
“I know a handful of men and women who offer make-up that way so it seemed Okay to me and when I picked out what I wished, it arrived to R360.”
Janine explained she requested two combo packs made up of lipsticks, lip gloss, foundation, make-up primer, concealers, eye-lash extensions, brushes as well as an eye pencil and lip pencil from properly-recognized makes MAC and Naked.
The Plumstead mother states she was advised to pay out the whole sum up entrance and built an immediate payment to a cellphone quantity.
“I do not even know if it was a girl or a male that I was chatting to but they reported I are not able to make a usual payment mainly because their FNB account was offline so I had to mail cash to the variety we have been chatting on,” suggests Janine.
“I designed the deposit and they said the shipping will be produced in two to a few days but I am even now waiting.
“When I contact then it goes straight to voicemail and now they’re not responding about WhatsApp as effectively.
“My daughter also made get in touch with but when they mentioned the exact same thing about the FNB account, she stopped her purchase.”
Bellville resident Karen Bell mentioned she had the same situation with Your Natural beauty Box, but she dealt with an individual named Gina August.
“I compensated R800 for my make-up past month and I am nevertheless waiting as perfectly.
“I do not know what is going on mainly because I message her all the time but just no response,” Karen describes.
“I checked on-line and identified there is another enterprise with the same title but a unique e-mail handle.
“I also checked their followers on Instagram and it appears to be like like built-up accounts just to make it look like they are popular.”
The Day-to-day Voice identified as the variety offered for the make-up suppliers but the mobile phone went straight to voicemail, when WhatsApp messages are read through but only received an automated small business account reaction.