Vital Nature pills and potions scam
Overpriced pills and potions of dubious provenance.
Do not deal with this company, once they have credit/debit card details, will bill for goods not ordered. Credit/debit card will be used for fraudulent attacks on bank account.
Daily nuisance phone calls. Many in a day, a male and female take it in turns to call, often several silent phone calls.
This is harassment, should be reported to police, trading standards, local media and bank. Ask bank to block Vital Nature, their fraud department to flag Vital Nature as fraud, and to be vigilant to any fraudulent attack on the account.
Nuisance phone calls. Classed as harassment.
Foreign accent, possibly Indian.
Possibly linked to credit card fraud.
The number is possibly faked, as no response when called, does not appear to exist.
There is also an associated number.
Female, foreign, French accent or similar.
The number, second number, may also be faked, when called back, does not exist.
Both numbers are associated with a company in France called Vital Nature.
The scam take several forms.
They take credit/debit card details, then keep billing for goods not ordered, supply goods not ordered, goods ordered do not arrive, demand payment for shipping costs.
The goods they supply, the pills and potions and health foods, are what can be bought in Holland and Barrett at a fraction of the price.
The pills and potions are of dubious provenance, may not be what they say they are, are putting your health at risk.
One when analysed, was found to contain lead.
Vitamin D, a fat soluble vitamin, the dosage if taken was several hundred times the recommended daily dose.
They also claim, won a prize, or a cheque with your name is waiting, but to secure, only have to place an order, and it is guaranteed yours.
Once they have credit/debit card details, fraudulent attacks on bank account using account details.
If have any problems report to bank, trading standards and police.
It also important to warn friends and family.
If foolish enough to order from this company, instruct bank to block any transactions, also to be vigilant for fraudulent attack. It may be possible to recover the money from the bank.
Vital Nature make many calls during the day, including silent calls which are illegal.
Why is Vital Nature still in business? The Office for Fair Trading warned in 2007 about a catalogue company behind the Vital Beauty, Vital Nature and Phyderma brands.
Why is HSBC refusing to flag in their fraud department?
Gourmet Moments appears to be a sister company operates from the same address in France, operates the same scam, including the nuisance phone calls claiming money is owed for bogus orders or shipping costs.
PhyDerma, another sister company of Vital Nature, offering the same dodgy pills and potions.
The day after a bumper load of rubbish from Vital Nature, two identical mailshots from PhyDerma. Have won £150,000. The winning numbers different. Implies a sequence of these winning numbers.
Delivered by Royal Mail. Begs the questions why is Royal Mail aiding and abetting a known fraudster? Other than they are making money off the back of fraud.
Nuisance phone calls, same spiel as Vital Nature, you owe for delivery of goods not even aware had been ordered.
Parcel from Vital Nature
Parcel from Vital Nature, kindly delivered by Royal Mail.
At least half a dozens bottles of pills and potions? No, one box of cream.
Packed inside more offers, including another scam linked to Vital Nature, my Shopping Centre.
Vital Nature is the tip of a very nasty iceberg. Once caught in the net, details are passed on to other scammers.
One victim received seven letters in the post from one scammer, and that was one day and not the only scam post from scammers that day.
Catalogues, order goods, receive free gift. Then more catalogues arrive seemingly selling the same goods, same scam only a different name.
Mints offering must have commemorative coins. Once order one, they then ship coins which have not been ordered, for which they bill for if not sent back.
Long lost relative surfaces in Australia, would love to see family in UK, only lacks the air fare.
Another long lost relative has left money to you, all you have to do is pay an administrative fee.
You have won the Australian Lottery, to release your winnings it is necessary to pay an administrative fee.
Dodgy builders knock at the door. Amazing how much work you did not know needed doing. The roof needs a special spray to make it waterproof, your lucky day they just happen to be running a special offer.
Dodgy builder takes note did you need to unlock the door when opening, did you check who was at the door before opening the door, was there a security chain across the door? All useful information to be passed to his mate the opportunist burglar.
Nottingham Knockers, a doorstep criminal gang selling cheap rubbish can buy at Poundland, operating out of a warehouse in Nottingham, sob story forced to sell door-to-door to avoid being on the Dole. Details of house security will be passed to their mates the opportunist burglar.
The cost to the economy in the UK is estimated at several billion pounds a year, and that is thought to be an underestimate.
You are making the life of fraudster so much easier when you put all your personal information on Facebook, name of dog, where you went to school, where you work, name of partner.
Overwrite all personal information with fake information, then several days later, delete.
Never put live links on Facebook. If you visit somewhere, do not turn into into a live link.
Facebook is not a social media site. Facebook exists solely to collect personal information on you, information which is then sold.
Surveys and questionnaires, do not fill them out.
These are scams to collect personal information, which is then sold.
No these cards are not to reward your loyalty with worthless points. They exist to monitor your shopping habits.