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Slimbetti scam continues, no remorse

Posted 23 September 2013

chrisgrindlayjasminegrindlay2 We have previously highlighted the scam artists, Chris and Jasmine Grindlay, the owners of Slimbetti, who continue to scam consumers.

They have also ignored ASA rulings and continue to trade knowing full well that their products have no proof of working, and in fact, in some cases, proof why the products are not likely to work.

A breach complaint was laid with the ASA for their advert placed in Finesse magazine. The ASA wrote to the Grindlay’s asking for a response, and as noted in the ruling: “. . . . the respondent advised that it had received the documentation, but had no desire to respond. It asked the Directorate not to disturb it again.

 

[note note_color=”#fbfbb1″]Slimbetti Hoodia Gel / HA Steinman / 18189
Ruling of the : ASA Directorate
In the matter between:
Dr Harris Steinman Complainant(s)/Appellant(s)
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22 comments to Slimbetti scam continues, no remorse

  • Mari

    Saw Slimbetti on Face book, thank goodness I checked whether this is a scam.

  • Gerda

    Hi I was stupid enough to fall for Slimbetti. After a wee I started to develop some kidney pain. I stop using it and return their goods. They have send me 3 months pills. I send them email but they said I must sent a doctors letter before they cancel the c contract. What contract? Can they do it?

  • Trudy

    I was foolish enough to fall for this PGC3, no ways I can get hold of the owners of De Vida Wellness, Jasmine and Chris, I need to send their rubbish back, if I phone the number they will not give out the physical address, I have signed a debit order, but going to see the bank

  • Lindie

    Hi There,is PGC3 from De Vida Wellness in Cape Town a scam?I saw the ad in the Vrouekeur.I ordered the product on a debit order on Thursday.Can I stop the debit order on my account if it is a scam without prior notice to De Vida Wellness?
    Thanks.
    Lindie from Pretoria

    • Harris

      @Lindie
      It is my opinion that this is a scam because the majority of studies have shown no weight-loss effect for the ingredient, AND, the dose is very low. The dietitian, Rael Koping, who substantiated this product for Slimbetti owners, Jasmine and Chris Grindlay, has been reported to the Health Professions Council of South Africa for unethical and unprofessional conduct.

  • Jessica

    This is a scam. I have reversed the debit orders and now they are hounding me!!! What can be done???

  • Mpho

    I made an order as well of the product, they deducted R135 for delivery, they gave me 3 months supply. I followed their diet plan, excised but the product is not doing what it promised to. All I’m getting are headaches, sleepless night and weight gain. They were suppose to deduct 266 on the 15th but they didn’t so I cleaned my account took all the money out and closed it. Do they have a right to blacklist me or drag me to
    court and demand I pay them?

  • lesley

    Hi i ordered from them – or rather De Vida Wellness and their product was rubbish but i took a debit order. They never gave the support promised and the cell number given for this has been disconnected. End Nov i got an sms telling me i could send STOP and they would end nothing more. I did and received a message back saying thank you they would stop but i still owed 175 on my debit order contract. However they took the full amount of R352. I cannot afford this. What can i do???

  • Madeleine

    I have also bought this product and i have not shown 1kg of weight loss.
    I have also just received the first 3 months product, I have phoned them to cancell the next 3 months worth of product and she said that she will get back to me. Can’t believe that I fell for this.

  • julia bouwe

    I ALSO FELL FOR THIS AND TRY TO STOP IT BUT THEY FORCE ME TO PAY THE THREE MONTHS. SINCE USING IT A AM SO NAUSE AND VOMIT ALL DAY LONG THE SLENDER GEL IS BURNING MY SKIN YES I DID LOOSE BECAUSE OF BEING SICK ALL TIME CANT EVEN KEEP WATER IN. WANT TO RETURN THE STUFF. ALSO DEBITORDER AT BANK WILL MAKE SURE THAT I DO A RETURN ON IT EVERY TIME AS THIS PEOPLE IS NOT COMING BACK TO ME I THINK WE ALL WHO HAS BEEN CAUGHT BY THIS PEOPLE MUST OPEN A FACEBOOK BLOCK AND I SURELY CAN SEE HOW WE WILL WIN THIS THING EVEN IN COURT.

  • julia bouwer

    I have also fell for this slimbetti extreme fat burner received it in two days but still try to get held of them did get someone who said they phone back immediately still waiting. yes I did loose weight all because of nausenes and vomiting all the time since I start using it I can not even keep water in. the gel is burning my skin, I have a debit order and gone reverse it every month as I said to the someone who I talked to that it is not working and want to force me to pay the three months.

  • liezel

    A lady named Anthea and Brad contacted me ,i also gave my banking details but when reading this now I’m scared of losing my money.What should I do ,I didn’t get my products as yet .

  • julia

    This is biggest scam that I have ever seen. Thanks good to know something is gone be done to stop people like this.

    Julia Bouwer

  • Nandi

    I have clicked their link on facebook and an agent contacted me today , as im reading these complaints , I am so worried that i have already gave them all my banking details, payslip and address. I do not want the product anymore . I sent them an email after reading the complaints that i am cancelling they have not yet got back to me yet

  • Marie Anne

    They have deducted 1000’s off my account. They deliver this nonsense which is here in my office, and now you will see they simply just dont stop, they keep taking money

  • Mandy

    I purchased Slimbetti, what a load of crap they gave me, did not even work, yet I paid tons of money for this crap. I asked DeVida Wellness (company that signs you up for Slimbetti, to refund me, still nothing.

    Decided to take them to the Consumer Protector, as its my money they took. False advertising and total scam, please warn all your friends and family and demand your money back.

  • Denise Steenveld

    I can’t believe that i fell for it…been using the detox tablets…haven’t started the belly fat tablets….i’m going to fight with them right away…why didnt i do my homework first…

    • Mandy

      Hi Denise,

      I logged a complaint with the Consumer Protector, furnished them all my documents, etc. Angelo, the guy fro DeVida Wellness, informed me that they not going to refund me, as there is a no money back guarantee on their product, because they know it doesn’t work. Just waiting for the Consumer Protector to get back to me. I suggest you do that as well, so the more complaints they receive from the company, the better it is for all of us.

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