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Scam, Sellers of information, Disappointed Birthday 11 yr. old Girl

BUYERS BEWARE!!!! The Shimmer Body Art SELLS YOUR INFORMATION!!! THEY DO NOT SHIP UNTIL THESE TELEMARKETERS HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO CALL YOU!! IT GETS WORSE FROM THERE! the tattoos are cool and fun. We got one for Christmas with two colors and 4 stencils. So for my daughters birthday sleepover party I decided to order the "Deluxe Edition". I went online to ordered the kit went checkout and to ensure it would arrive on time instead of the 4-6 weeks I paid for 3-6 day shipping. Then after all that they bring up a screen offering a "maintenance kit" for an additional 9.99. I thought why not? So I added it for supposedly "no additional shipping cost" as I am completely reviewing my order NEVER do I see a place to check and remover my name from a list where this company SELLS MY INFORMATION TO TELEMARKETERS. What happens next? 3-6 days has turned into 10 days and I get this telemarketer company blowing up my phone to sell me some "gas vouchers for 1.00" in return to try out their vacation club promotion. It takes me over 20+ minutes to get it through this guys head that NO MEANS NO! In the end he tells me my Shimmer Art Kit will now be shipped to me in 3-6 days. After another 3-6 days and I look on my bank statement to see they still have taken the money out and I am having my phone blown up again by another telemarketing company. I by now have had enough I call the Shimmer Art Company only to find out they DO NO HAVE THE DELUXE KIT IN STOCK NOR DO THEY KNOW WHEN THEY WILL. Instead I'm offered 2 small kits with four colors for the price of 14.99 with "no other cost to me" and 3-6 shipping guaranteed. With my daughters birthday party looming ahead in less than two weeks what choice do I have? Those tattoos were to be the HIGHLIGHT of the sleepover. Now how do I tell my daughter? Good news though..Go to amazon and they have other kits from other companies and the color powder is Nail Glitter Dust. So to get your multiple colors look under nail glitter DUST. They are much cheaper and ship much faster with no selling of your information. I wish I had known that before I took the *** offer of the 2 small kits and since they immediately took out the money from my bank I can;t get a refund. DON'T GET SCAMMED LIKE ME PLEASE
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#379719 Review #379719 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Kearney, Nebraska
Loss
$67

Sold my Phone Number

After ordering the Shimmer Body Art for my niece I received a phone call a day from an 866 number. I usually don't answer these but I was awoken to the phone ringing and grabbed it without looking. The person was "confirming" my order and then proceeded to tell me all the gift cards I could have if I tried............*insert magazine/product/junk here. I was so irritated that I hung up as soon as I realized it was a ploy. I am not happy that the company sold my number to a telemarketing service and would have said how much my niece likes the product had this not happened. RIDICULOUS.
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#600320

Hi I am the "Scam, Sellers of Info and disappointed birthday girl" person. After I was reading your post and writing mine I just remembered something.

About a year and a half ago I called to get the balance on my daughters survivor benefit card (from social security direct express). Instead of being directed to the card menu I was rerouted to the same scam company trying to give me gas vouchers for 1.00 in exchange for trying their vacation club. I was in such disbelief I hung up and went straight to my regular bank and redialed the number to have them listen to the sales pitch to verify it was attached to that card. I was never able to find out where that comapny came from because the Social Security Administration claims they had only heard a few complaints and they fixed the issue, which was that company "hacked" into their data base.

Now I am more determined than ever to find this telemarketing company and stop them, Also I want to put a stop to Shimmer Body Art taking advantage of more innocent people. Even worse when it effects our kids. Would you be willing to help me? One person can start the ball rolling but to really make a difference I need all those scammed.

My email is missymjh@***.com.

Please title your email "shimmer art scam" so I know it's not a fake. Please join me we have to stop these people

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#376061 Review #376061 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Dover, Delaware

Shimmerbodyart.com & shimmerare.com

Whatever you do DO NOT order from this company! I ordered this for my 2 daughters who wanted this. I do not normally order off TV commercials, but my girls are doing great in school and earned money as a little incentive for working hard. We all thought it would be fun, so they combined their money they earned to purchase Shimmer Body Art. A few days after I ordered it, I was getting the calls from the company trying to sell me other items as well. I told them NO many times and they would not listen to me. I finally had to get rude and extremely firm. I ended up hanging up on them because they wouldn't stop harassing me. Two weeks later I finally received Shimmer Body Art. We were so disappointed! The box is tiny and very generic. It's not even in packing, just a brown shipping box, so definitely do not buy this as a gift for anyone. It's not exciting in the least! The little tubes of glitter barely have anything in them and it's definitely not worth the $22.00 I spent. I want to send it back but by the time I would pay to send it back, I'll be wasting more money. I've learned a big lesson and I wish I would have read the prior reviews on this company and product before I purchased it. I guess I just trusted the company since they were aloud to advertise on TV. I am disgusted with the television networks as well for allowing these fraudulent companies to advertise to consumers like this. It's absolutely amazing they get away with this! I hope others can learn from my mistake. It is ashame that we have to be so cautious and untrusting, but unfortunately we do. By the way, I went to Michael's and they have a similar product that is much nicer for a fraction of the cost.
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#548189

There are other companies that sell temporary glitter tattoos online. I bought some from a company called Glitter Art Club. Their tattoos are a bit different from Shimmer Body Art, but my daughters loved them and I had no issue with telemarketers or spam.

#547644

Thanks for the Michael's tip! I had a similar issue buying am as seen on TV product where it was advertised at 10 bucks and after up charging the bill came to 90 $'s.. Cancelled that and learned to wait until these (as always) make it to stores to see it before I buy.

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#342261 Review #342261 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Loss
$22

Shimmer Body Art Tattoos

On 8/24/12 a Duran Johnson called and told me my credit card was charged for an order placed with Shimmer Body Art Tattoos. I told him I did not complete the order, because it added a maintainence kit, in which I did not order. He told me to call 877-228-****(customer service). I called customer service and spoke to Brian. He told me, he could not cancel the order, that I would have to call on Monday the 27th. I asked to speak to a supervisor. I was on hold for about 11 minutes, in that time, I was checking the order status and while on hold they went ahead and processed my order to be shipped. The supervisor Lynn came on the phone and said the could not cancel it, would have to call Monday. Told her was not happy that they just processed the order to be shipped while I was on hold. Call customer service 8/27/12 and spoke to a Bedreannia (or something like that), really could not understand how she said her name. But anyway she said the order had been shipped, I asked how can that be when I did not submit the order, cause I could not take the maintainance kit off. She said I had to click something if I did not want the maintainance kit. I went back on the site did not see anything. She told me I could refuse the order because it was Fedex, the she said just take it to post office it was coming regular mail. I am not happy with the ordering process here. They get your credit card information , once they have it and you continue your order is placed. BAD ORDERING PROCESS. Would I recommend for others to use, NO. NOT HAPPY AT ALL! This was suppose to be a birthday gift for my niece's daughter. Once they receive it, how can I tell her to send back. IT SHOULD'T HAVE GONE THROUGH AT ALL. BECAUSE I COULDN'T TAKE THE KIT OFF.
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#341738 Review #341738 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Shelbyville, Indiana

Shimmer body art scam

This is so ***. I am ten and i wouldt shimmer body art so badly.My mommy called and she told me that they said that we had a vacation to Orlando flordia. A three night stay. My mommy didnt want that and i didnt eather. My mommy told me that they said you have to subscribe to a magizen and she said no. I wish I got it. they are so ***. I hate them so much. They are a bunch of scam artits. What ever you do. Do not order shimmer body art. I am just a little girl and they scam me. How dare they. they have some proplems.
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#337758 Review #337758 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Shimmer Body Art

Grandchildren see ad for fun "body art"- Glittery tattoos- on Television. Granny orders big set for all excited kids. Online order. Went for the "Express Mail". No confirmation email received. Two days later after a big run around I speak to someone who tells me next week it will be delivered. Really? After paying 25.00 for expedited shipping? Then I see I am charged on my credit card right away but no shipping right away. Then I discover this website with negative comments. Sure enough, yesterday afternoon the soliciting calls start, first confirming my order and then launching into the " free voucher routine" along with offers for deals. And try canceling an order with this company! Worst was trying to explain to all the kids why this wasn't going to happen. Next: On to reliable Amazon with some solutions. Big lesson for this Granny and for the kids too.
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#558279

Its cool

#536830

Ikrrr ok so my 13th bday was comming up on august 16th and she orderd it b4 august6th and it was suppossed to come on ausust 16th day of my birthday and it still hasnt came yet and its septmeber 1st

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#336761 Review #336761 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Portland, Oregon
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Credit card theft

I placed an order in June 2012 for Shimmer Body Art and then I was contacted by an "agent" who offered me some additional trial periods of consumer discounting programs. I was asked to verify my credit card information two times in its entirity, and as they proceeded to go into the third offer, I grew increasingly leary about what was happening. I was assured I'd recieve the mentioned information in the mail prior to the expiration of the trial periods, so reluctantly proceeded knowing I was going to cancel once the information was recieved. My credit card was never billed for the body glitter and on July 9, 2012, I fell victim to credit card theft as someone from Massachuessetts attempted to purchase over $800 in merchandise using the very credit card I provided the company to make my purchase. I contacted my financial institution who has closed that card number to avoid any future occurrences, and NOW, it's July 11, 2012 and I've received an email stating my payment for my Shimmer Body Art has declined. How ironic that they neglected to process the payment upon placing the order, but 2 days after the fraudulent activity, they want to tell me they've processed the payment and now it's not going through. *******DO NOT FALL VICTIM TO THIS SCAM******* There were no other websites (not paypal, ebay, amazon) that had this credit card information AND I never lost my credit card. It's remained in my possession this entire time!!
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#330975 Review #330975 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Baltimore, Maryland
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Shimmerbodyart.com

Placed order from TV add on June 12, 2012. It is July 9, 2012 and we have no idea why order has not shipped. They charged my credit card the same day we placed the order. when you call 877-833-**** you cannot get a live person and the message says to check order status online. The call hangs up after it telling you to do online 2 times. When I tracked order online it just has an x by order is being processed. My daughter is so frustrated and so am I. She checked the mail everyday for her gift. This company should not be able to advertise its business to children and then never send you the order. I am going to try to cancel my order and then deny charges on my card.
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#517159

To finish my posts... Too afraid and lazy to work for what they have.

They'd rather steal and deceive the good and hard working folks.

I find myself shaking my head more and more everyday. This should have been stored before it ever aired on television.

#517157

How despicable! For the life of me, I cannot understand how a company should be able to advertise to children and steal from parents at the same time!

The company should be trackable, they did make a commercial. There has to be some way of tracking this fraudulent company who preys on children. I'm going to contact some officials to put this to rest. Thank you for posting this or I would have fell victim to the very same thing.

It's a crying shame that I have to explain to my 9 year old daughter why mommy and daddy can't get this for her which we have already promised to her.

What is wrong with society today? To afraid and lazy

#515260

:grin hey

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#330337 Review #330337 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Zillah, Washington
Loss
$39
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Shimmerbodyart.com Scam to get your card # and send you unwanted offers.

I made my order online to https://www.shimmerbodyart.com/ then got 6 calls from an 866 #. I do not usually answer those since they are telemarketers. I finally decided to answer since the calls did not stop and there was no messages. They said they were calling to confirm my order, then asked if i was 18 then they unveiled the true nature of the call.. to try to reel me into agreening for them to send me "money saving offers" and free gas.. I was upset and told him not to send that crap. He then told me my order is on backorder and will take 2-6 weeks to get. I called back the very next business day to cancel my order, i was so mad from that first call. They told me that my order shipped, i called them out on that saying that i was told that it would take 2-6 weeks just the day before, she transferred me to some other guy and he said they are another company and all they do is confirm order shipments and tell us their offer and they have nothing eles to do with the company shimmerbodyart.com. He told me to go online and to call the #, i did that and it was a recording telling me to go on line to ideavillage.com and check status. I went online and saw my order, i clicked the "cancel my order" button and then a window popped open saying to call 1(87*)833-****. That is the original # that was a recording telling me to go online for status. This is clearly a scam and so many people are being taken advantage of and this makes me sick. Im just glad I transferred all my $ off the card i used, so they transaction was cancelled because the card # was rejected. I guess i got the last laugh on that one.. but now i have to get a new card and that will cost me $20- So it looks like the only winner in this story is the bank.
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#680215

susan williams

five weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i went to summer camp i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when I came back from camp I saw him with a young lady kissing in his bed room, I was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. i thought he come back to apologise but he did't come for almost three week i was really hurt but i thank homeofsolveingproblems for all he did i met homeofsolveingproblems during my search at the internet i decided to contact him on his email homeofsolveingproblems@***.com he brought my boyfriend back to me just within 48 hours i am realy happy.

#638753

Called to inquire about the body art, they needed the card number before I asked any question. TOLD THEM I DID NOT WANT TO ORDER ANYTHING AND THE NEXT DAY THERE WAS A CHARGE FROM THEM ON MY CARD!!!

Talk to a supervisor Joanna and they said too bad it was already sent out. I said you actually send the product out of your. Facility within 24 bull ***....

Won't stop the process and won't refund!!!! *** customer service and *** business

#556150

My 6 year old has been wanting this since she saw the commercial. I ordered it online with no problems.

Someone did call me and oFfer a $100 gift card for something. I told them i simply wanted the body art and nothing else. The body art did come pretty quick, however after spending close to $50 on the delux I was so disappointed in the cardboard boX it comes in. I am sure the target age is young girls.

They seriously couldn't jazz up the packaging on it. I thought it was in a shipping box so I opened it. Not it was the box for the kit.

It doesn't even have shiimer body art anyplace on the box. Haven't given it to her yet, so not sure if it works, but was just very disappointed in the appearance and cheapness of it for $50!!!

#586563
@PissedConsumer556150

I understand your concern. My daughter owns it and once you use it, I think you will understand that the quality of the box something comes in doesn't mean anything.

#586565
@PissedConsumer556150

You can't be impatient. Get more information before you say something is a scam.

I can understand your frustration completely, I was a little upset as well but I ordered shimmer online and the same thing happened but I didn't freak out. I just said no thank you and then it shipped without a problem.

#551952

Go to sillyfarm.com and you can order glitter tattoo kits without all the hassle. I do not work for Silly Farm, but I am a repeat customer. They sell face and body painting supplies and other supplies for entertainers (books, wigs, prosthetics, balloons, etc.).

The only reason you would get a call from them is if something is out of stock or they have a question about your order -- NO TELEMARKETERS!

#548461

:upset i wanted the glitter tatoos just for fun and now they just took my money! Not worth it at all!

#543137

I ordered the deluxe shimmer art for my daughter's bday and paid extra for shipping. DID not get in time AND recieved TONS of calls for additional products.

Had to be put on their DO NOT CALL LIST!!!

Also, you can find body shimmer at Walmart, Walgreens & CVS..check them out first. NEVER CALL THEM DIRECTLY, YOU WILL REGRET IT!

#540860

I am very very very pleased with this company. I ordered the small $14.95 kit for my granddaughters birthday.

She was very excited and brought it across country when she visited me. She put a dragon tatoo on my arm which is still there 5 WEEKS later. Yes, I do wash every day. I have ordered the $39.95 kit for Christmas.

Their site plainly says it will take 6 weeks to receive the order.

I did not upgrade the shipping and it arrived in less time thanb that. :grin

#536832

Ikrrr my mom orderd it for my bday which is august 16th ( im 13 ) And it still hasnt came yet she orderd it b4 august 6th supossed to come on my birthday and it didnt

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#325695 Review #325695 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Irvine, California

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