Post # 1
I supposedly purchased a three tier serving tray off of “sassysocials”, “bridalbling”, or “Rachael”. She advertises ALL the time on the boards beautiful decor and they’re even from legit websites!
I purchased the item off of her for $63 on July 3 and never received the item. I would message her frequently and tell her I never received it or I needed a tracking number. She would respond with “It will ship on so and so a date” or “it was shipped parcel do not have a tracking number”. Finally, fed up, I told her I was going to request a refund from Paypal.. And well I did!
BUT GUESS WHAT! Her bank declined to send me payment! ARGH! Im going to guess shes a fraud!
I had to warn other bees before they fell into the same trap I did. Her stuff is beautiful and even from legit wholesaler websites, but she is FAKE. FRAUDULENT!
Post # 3
Oh man, so sorry that happened to you! It sucks that people would take advantage of someone in that way. I’d look into further recourse, there has to be something you can do to get your money back!
Post # 4
Thanks for the warning!
Sorry it had to happen to you 🙁
Post # 5
Did you pay with your credit card? It’s about a month out so you can still call your credit card and say the transaction was fraudulent and they will give you your money back.
Post # 6
I want my money back, but I know a LOT of bees posted on this girls ads.. I would post on everyone I seen because the stuff was gorgeous, BUT the ad would already be a mile long! I hope no one else has been hit with this yet!!
Im happy it wasnt something more important for my wedding day! A cupcake stand can be replaced! lol
But thank you! I hope I can find some way to get my money back! Its tight right now!
Post # 7
It was my debit card, does it still work the same?
Post # 8
Here is a link to the ad I purchased something off of. These are frequent on the classifieds, I’ve sen her post more ads than just this one.
Post # 9
Have you contacted pay pal again to let them know that her bank declined to send your payment?
Post # 10
Paypal actually contacted me. This must happen frequently! 🙁
Post # 11
Did paypal say if they were going to do anything more to help you get your money back?? I always thought paypal had your back if things like this happen… If your debit card has a “visa” logo on it you might still be able to call them and see if they’ll do anything about it. I had a fradulent charge on my visa (it’s a credit card not a debit card tho) and visa took care of it for me.
Post # 12
thanks for the tip!
i am decorating my own cupcake stand. i ordered it from cupcaketree.com shipping was fast, the stand is sturdy, and easy to decorate to any decor you like.
hope this helps and good luck!
Post # 13
My debit card company (visa) called me when a hotel was trying to charge my card as a credit card, 5 times. I would give the company a call!
Post # 14
Sorry to hear about this. Some people are just B.A.D.!
Try contacting your bank to see if they can help you out. My hubby has done that in the past and they’ve reimbursed him for overages, etc.
Post # 15
Truth be told, brides-to-be and new mothers are perfect to take advantage of. . .they have other more important stuff on their plate right now and they don’t have the time to follow up nor do they want to deal with this kind of bad karma. . .and they shouldn’t have to!
Bottom line and update: If you’ve been defrauded by “Rachael” or one of her other aliases (And this is something to assign and forward to some other player in your wedding!):
1- Make a call the Holladay, Utah Police department as she is living in their jurisdiction. . .or was when she committed the crime. Their number is (801) 272-5225.
2- Then call call the Fraud Division of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office at 714-647-7486 (Especially if you live in California, as they have a special interest in her.) You should speak with Linda.
3- Then, this is important. . .file a complaint with the Internet Crime Complaint Center at http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx . (The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is a partnership between theFederal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).)
It would be great if someone would make this a “Sticky” so it would be available easily for others.
May you all find your bliss!
Post # 16
Well, Weddingbee members, I am likely done posting about Rachael on this site. I am awaiting one more piece of evidence before filing a report with the Holladay, UT PD.
I’m sorry to have rained on your parade for being so descriptive of “Rachael” and for trying to drum up support on this site but thought that it was justified to elevate awareness of the problem and stop her permanently.
I’m pretty sure that she is doing “business” on multiple sites and likely using a different alias now as that has been her MO.( She was last into defrauding folks on different sites buying designer jeans and jewelry.)
So what that means is, since we know that she has been active on this site. . .we have a better chance of stopping her from further internet fraud overall by getting as many defrauded Weddingbee members as possible to file with the Internet Crime Complaint Center http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx .
I wish someone would make this a “Sticky” so as to have this location easily found to file an internet fraud complaint.
Best Wishes and Continued blessings,