Just when you thought you’ve heard it all, the Better Business Bureau reports a scam involving holiday quilts. The B-B-B says hundreds of people, including several in Minnesota and North Dakota, filed complaints that they paid for quilts they never received — most through a Facebook ad directing them to a firm called Amelia Cotton Quilt Company which claims to operate out of Oregon but is not registered with the secretary of state there. One Minnesota victim says they purchased three quilts from a Facebook ad in late November for about 180 dollars, but the tracking number was fake and the website disappeared. People who have lost money to this kind of scam should contact the Better Business Bureau and local law enforcement.
Here’s the Better Business Bureau’s news release:
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota – December 21, 2018 – Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota (BBB) warns consumers of a fraudulent quilt selling scheme this holiday season. Reports have come in from all over the country about a company, claiming to operate out of Oregon under the name Amelia Cotton Quilt Company, that is not delivering the products consumers think they are purchasing.
Hundreds of complaints, including several from people in Minnesota and North Dakota, say they have paid for quilts that they never received. Most of the consumers report trying to purchase them through a Facebook ad that directs them to the website www.Ameliacotton10.com. Amelia Cotton Quilt Company is not registered with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Office, and its business address is a private residence in Salem.
One victim in Minnesota says they purchased three quilts from a Facebook ad in late November for about $180.00. They reported to BBB’s Scam Tracker that the tracking number was fake and the website they purchased the quilts from has disappeared.
Amelia Cotton Quilt Company is believed to now be using the website www.sleepoius.co
Other names and websites to watch out for are:
|Weirdo Stuff||Kathleen Quilt||Ducha|
|Emacotton||Amelia Quilt||Amelia Cotton|
|Ecrafta||EMA Cotton||Elsie Quilt|
|Uscrafta||Cotton Blanket||Elsie May Quilt|
|USA Crafta||ARA Cotton|
BBB encourages consumers who have lost money in this kind of scam to file a complaint with BBB, to contact their bank and to report it to local law enforcement. Consumers who have not lost money may submit a report through BBB Scam Tracker.
The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to promote through self-regulation, the highest standards of business ethics and conduct, and to instill public confidence in responsible businesses through programs of education and action that inform, protect and assist the public. Contact the BBB at thefirstbbb.org or 651-699-1111, toll-free at 1-800-646-6222.