Friday, 27 January 2012

Fraud!

I just wanted to make my readers aware that there is someone out there that is pretending to be me to get free products for review. I mean how low can a person be? Then, they have been telling PR companies that their house was burgled while they were away and therefore they cannot review the products. Seriously, like burglars want shampoo and foundation? I tweeted the situation yesterday after one of the PR girls noticed something suspicious when the address provided didn't match the one they had on record. Since yesterday 2 more PR companies have come forward to verify emails.

Bubblegarm@hotmail.co.uk is NOT me!

I only ever use bubblegarm@london.com in conjunction with my blog.

If you are a PR company and have received an email from an impersonator please send me an email to bubblegarm@london.com so I can forward your details to the police. It's so sad that someone would actually do this, but come on, did they seriously think they wouldn't get found out? How clever that they provide address details etc. all I can say is IDIOT and you are not going to get away with stealing my identity.

And a piece of advice to bloggers, make it clear on your blog what email you use and all others should be ignored as I dread to think who else this has happened to, let's stop fraud now!

27 comments:

SuperSummer said...

Shame on them - to commit a crime where you provide your full address how stupid. dont worry sweety, am sure they will get whats coming to them! - all for some toiletries!!

SuperSummer said...

Shame on them - to commit a crime where you provide your full address how stupid. dont worry sweety, am sure they will get whats coming to them! - all for some toiletries!!

x Lace, Frills and Lipstick x said...

Oh my! Thats disgusting how could someone have the nerve to lie to get products and then lie more and make a story up about being burgled. Ridiculous what lengths people will go to. I hope all is sorted now hun xxx

Midnight Violets said...

This is awful, and stupid on their part too. I hope you get this sorted and the police are helpful.

Best wishes, H :)

Shaynan Williams said...

That's A total shame,
That is going to spoil it for others...
They should be ashamed of themselves.

Parveen said...

There are some sad weirdos out there to stoop that low. Hope things get sorted Muhsine xo

Serenity of Beauty said...

This is the 3rd time I've read a blogger being the victim of this fraudulent claim! How low can you get; impersonating someone just for a sample? :/ Gosh!

Mica McLaren - Make Up Junkie - said...

How low can they be !fools hope you get it sorted babe xx

Anya said...

omg that happened to me once. I ended up shutting down my blog because i was paranoid they would find me and kid nap me...LOL... bad mistake!!! Its incredibly impossible to tell people I am that girl who used to write that blog you used to follow to 1834 people and get them to follow your new blog. LOL. ugh annoying. Mind you this was back in the day when blogging was first becomnig popular and young kids were being kidnapped from myspace. So being a naive 16 year old blogger I did the responsible thing and closed my blog. I wish i never did because i feel like i'm starting from scratch. well i am. DAMMMMMMM FRAUDERS!!!!

♥anya and baby kenzi
theveiledbump.blogspot.com

Anya said...

Dont worry about it. At least someone was keen enough to alert you. you'll laugh about it later. And you can take it as a real compliment. Someone thinks your awesome enough to want to your blogger info.

Farzana said...

Wow. That is such a low thing to do. Maybe they should try their own hand at blogging and earn the attention of PR companies and freebies.

http://lipsticksandmascara.blogspot.com

Sam Ram said...

so silly shame on them. How SAD! glad you highlighted this issue it has but other bloggers on guard now.

Sharon said...

Never for a moment did I think *fraud* occurs in Blogland its seriously disgusting I mean how very silly of this person stealing ur identity to get free products shame on individuals that do that. So glad u are now aware and have informed e police. Let's hope they catch this/these identinty fraudsters x

Miss LV said...

OMG seriously some people, its shocking, I hope they get caught!!!

http://miss-lv.blogspot.com/

Andee Layne said...

wow that is so lame!!! Sorry you have to deal with that love...cant believe people are that desperate!

Marla said...

this is horrible ! I am glad you went to the police... its a shame that people can tear down a reputation people have worked to keep up because of their greedy little hands.

Victoria said...

Ohmygosh some people are so messed up! :( I'm glad you figured it out and I hope nothing like this happens to you again

Arezu said...

Wow, is this for real? I'm so sorry to hear about this. What a shame, how low someone would go to get free products.

Anna Saccone said...

This happened to me too, last year...it's sick!! And some companies actually had sent stuff and were then confused when they didn't get their reviews or hear back...ugh, so embarrassing to think they thought that was me! xoxo

Houda said...

OMG!! this is crazy although I am not surprised its just pathetic the fact they they cannot achieve what you have achieved so decided to steal from you they don't have your passion and your skills. knowledge or anything to be a blogger they don't even want to blog just get free stuff! if you want free stuff go and pick out COUPONS! the Brazil part is actually so pathetic I laughed so much

Sara.H said...

This is such a shameful thing! I am glad you shared it with all of us.

Marshall said...

OMG that's outrageous!! some people are so green with envy!
You do a fantastic job on your blog and deserve everything that you're given and I for one think you're very talented and I have loved seeing all the little creative things that you do.
What morons we have to share this planet with! :(

Kristina said...

That is such a disgusting thing to do!

http://kristinayellowroses.blogspot.com/

Ondo Lady said...

BLOODY HELL!! Is this what things are coming to? I know there is a recession but really? Is honesty and integrity out of fashion now?

sparkle beauty blog said...

wow, the panic you must have felt when you thought you werent getting your free stuff eh, hardly life or death is it.

Lipstick Fridays said...

That is totally outrageous !! They should be ashamed !! Hope you don't have any more problems with this x

Liparazzi said...

That's awful that someone has done that Muhsine. Hope they get their comeuppance!