BEWARE OF BENJAMINAPP fake Spotify Starbucks gift cards
Thread DetailsLast Edited by snapb202 August 22, 2016 at 09:03 PM
One of the many many deals I bought via slickdeals
I Did not recieve a code and order status says "preparing for shipment" (I bought the Starbucks DIGITAL gift card)
Guess anything that's too good to be true IS too good to be true...even on slickdeals
Apparently a lot of people have not received the gift card (like me) or code did not work
I do want to believe that this was a honest mistake - but there are a lot of unhappy people out for blood and this can turn into nasty PR for the company -
When I first came across the Benjaminapp I thought it had a lot of potential. The idea sounded great "tinder app for cool products"
But after this I really don't think I can trust the company and that is disappointing.
Hopefully they will sort this out and prove it wasn't a scam.
If it does prove to be a scam I think we as a community need to speak up and let others know so they don't have the same bad experience.
I would like to update this thread - initially looks like an honest mistake - teething trouble for a relatively new startup.
Although I would have definitely appreciated a Starbucks gift card - in a way I'm glad that I did not get one as the vendor they had used sounds a bit shady....I'm quite happy that they will be refunding everyone and making minor tweaks such as having a go to person for future communication etc.
I think for now - if you do intend to get something from them -- you should realize at this stage it is hit or miss, more miss than hit...
08/22/2016 --- UPDATE - PLEASE READ
Looks like a lot of people had to file a charge back to finally get a refund
But more worrying - one SD'ier noted that a fraudulent charge was placed via a CC that was used for this deal. Another noted that CC info may have been captured by a third party even though per Benjaminapp all transactions were through Stripe...
Just a heads up to be extra vigilant...