There is are several dead sea and other beauty offers circulating around the Internet and mainly Facebook. You may even be sent an email offering you a dead sea beauty kit or something similar.
The advert/ email may state that they are looking for product testers.
It will tell you in large print that all you need to pay is a small postage charge, this will vary from site to site- anything from £2.49 to £5.99.
. Many people obviously tempted by this unbelievable cheap offer (myself included but more about that shortly) will full out their form and proceed to pay the small payment (mine was £2.99)
What this rip off company fail to tell you is that this is not a one off payment. Infact once these companies have your debit/credit card details they will without fail begin to deduct huge amounts from your card without your permission. Again these amounts vary anything from £45 up to £145 or more within two weeks of the initial low postage cost
Now I hear that somewhere in these companies extremely tiny and difficult to find small print there is some random text stating the above. However this is never mentioned on their adverts nor is it mentioned when they ask you for your card details.
The customer service from these companies is appalling. Should you discover their scam after placing the order there is usually an email/contact button. They will always email back telling you it’s too late to cancel as your order has been despatched and to return goods of not happy. They never give you a return address and rarely respond if you ask for one or will tell you the return address is in Israel (bullshit btw) .
If you have fallen victim to this scant he best thing you can do us call your card provider and cancel your card. This way these rip off companies can’t take any more money and nor will they chase you for it either
Yes I too was stupid enough to almost get ripped off by this scam. Luckily I now have the upper hand
I spotted the ad on Facebook for three dead sea products – day cream , night cream and eye gel and for just £2.99 postage I was intrigued and proceeded to buy. I first tried with my debit card which was instantly declined (was unsure why back then) so tried my credit card which went through. I got an email saying thank you etc and my creams would be with me soon. I then did a bit of googling to see what I’d be getting and to my horror I saw dead sea complaints all over the Internet
I sent the company an email asking to cancel and they replied almost instantly saying my creams had already been shipped??? – very strange considering it was about 9.30pm
Anyway I left it and went bed and the very next morning my phone went. It was capital one (my credit card) asking if I’d made the £2.99 transaction. They told me they are very aware of the company involved and had lots of complaints about unauthorised excessive charges and they would cancel my card and issue a new one, which they did
The three dead sea creams arrived the next day via DPD UK couriers (not international couriers) they came in a box with no return address and no instrctions.
I emailed the dead sea company and explained the situation politely that I knew about their scam and they would not be getting a single penny more from me or my credit card company. I asked them to provide a return address in the UK so I coukd send their creams back (I sent several emails ). They never replied even after a month of sending emails.
So I kept the creams and I even had the £2.99 postage refunded. The creams themselves are ok but no different to most other creams you can buy.
BEWARE OF THIS SCAM WHERE EVER YOU SEE IT.