Kildare pensioner claims Xmas bonus gone in 'anti-ageing cream' scam

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Kildare pensioner claims Xmas bonus gone in 'anti-ageing cream' scam
13:20 Monday 31st of December 2018

A Newbridge pensioner has claimed she was scammed out of her Christmas social welfare bonus after money was taken out of her account THREE times after she signed up for a sample of an anti-ageing skin cream.

The woman, who doesn't want to be named, said three separate payments totalling over €200 came out of her account in recent days.

KildareNow is not naming the company until it issues a response to questions we sent it.

The pensioner has contacted the company trying to get the money refunded but has had no success to date.

She is also liaising with her bank in a bid to have her account credited.

She commented:

"Getting the cream has actually put years on me - rather than having the opposite effect..!"

Originally, she innocently signed up for a small sample bottle of the cream for €4.95.

According to the company, if you don’t cancel your order within 14 days, you are shipped another bottle and charged €99.

The website claims: "This can be well worth it to get rid of your wrinkles.

"The real benefit is the confidence that you gain by looking your absolute best!"

The website claims that the cream is only available online and not in shops.

It says online access 'helps ensure that everyone has equal access to the limited supply that is currently available'.

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