Beware of KikiLaRue.com – Cunning and Dishonest!
January 2014 – it’s been a year after this horrible incident and up until today, I still get numerous emails and messages stating they too have had the same experience. In fact, some have had it much worse than what I have gone through. Yes, Kiki La Rue is still on business and are continuously serving shoppers – I am just hoping that somehow they would start taking care of their customers better, rather than silencing or blocking them when they have some complaints or a negative experience. You can’t expect to please everybody especially if you are a business owner. If you are one of the few whom have dealt with Kiki La Rue please feel free to message me your story or blog post and I’ll link your post here for everyone else’s to read.
I understand that Negativity can only feed on negativity and it shouldn’t be entertained … so please consider that I DID NOT intend to make this as a Negative post, this is just my way to bring awareness and to warn bloggers (who host contest), those who join contest / giveaways and her possible future buyers and or shoppers to avoid getting scammed.
Throughout the years that I have been blogging, I have met some bad apples along the way. From bloggers to online stores that are full of it. I tried my best to keep my distance and be very wary of the people I deal with. Except, no matter how careful I am there will still be people who are deceiving, dishonest and cunning. That’s where Kiki La Rue / Kiki La’Rue comes in the picture … their shoppers and buyers need to know what kind of company / store they are dealing with. Below you will find my unbiased and truthful opinion regarding the situation along with my print screen as proof.
With all honesty, it isn’t my thing to spew negative remarks on other people. But this one draws the line. Back in October I was asked by Rebecca Monjezi Clark to host a giveaway for KikiLaRue.com for the month of November … they wanted to make sure that the participants are only from USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Then they want to have the participants follow them on twitter, pinterest, like their facebook fan page and so on. I did everything as they asked. In return they will provide the contest winner one of their dress which is the Champagne and Caviar dress.
As soon as the contest ended I gave the coupon code [provided by Rebecca the blogger behind busybecka.com] to the winner so she can avail her prize. To my surprise when the winner emailed me back saying the coupon code isn’t working.
I immediately sent an email to Rebecca and all the other ways that I can to reach someone from KikiLaRue. Guess what? They completely ignored my emails. So my next option was to post on twitter to try and resolve the issue but to no avail, no response whatsoever.
I was terribly upset and was forced to post on their facebook fan page wall. A day later my post was deleted and I was blocked to post a message on their wall! You can see on the proof below that when I am using my account, I am not able to send them a message at all compared if I am using a different account the “message” box is available.
I have posted this incident on my facebook wall and tagged Kiki La’Rue and added Rebecca Monjezi-Clark’s name in there. Moments later I was notified by facebook that this is in violation of their TOS and that they have deleted my post. That was shocking as I am not lying in any way. I can understand that if I am simply bad mouthing her with no basis. That would be an act of defamation and I would never do that ever. I have no reason to say wrongful stuff about another person. Everything that I have said is TRUE! So I really am at lost there and (I actually sent a message to facebook questioning this matter) all I am doing is laying the facts out so no other blogger or shopper will have to experience what I have been through.
After Rebecca found my facebook post she checked out my blog post for the contest I have hosted where I have added what I originally posted on facebook that was removed. She had the decency to tell me off by COMMENTING as ANONYMOUS on my contest blog post — “click here to read it“ that the coupon code works and that she will never deal with me again. HOW ABSURD! Now she is accusing me of being a liar. So I personally checked the coupon Rebecca provided and see if I can order the dress for the contest winner as she did provide me her address and phone number. To no avail, the coupon really is invalid.
I sent one last email to let them know that if they don’t respond and if they don’t honor their end of the deal of providing a dress to the contest winner that I will blog about them and let everyone I know how dishonest and cunning they are.
I suppose you can already guess what happened right? They didn’t reply at all and simply ignored my mails.
WARNING: heavy image post ahead!
The following are my Print Screen of email conversation with KiKiLaRue.com after they have found out that I made a blog post about their deceiving ways. All images are clickable to enlarge and will open in a new window.
How would you feel if you have won a giveaway and suddenly the sponsor decided not to honor their promise? Just to clarify, bloggers / contest host are not obligated to take over the responsibility and are not liable or to be held responsible for delivering goods unless they have the products personally.
To Rebecca Monjezi Clark, you can run from your mistake, but not from your conscience. You can play with your drama, but never with your karma.
To my readers, other bloggers, or new visitors … you can do your own research. I am not hiding anything. Here are some information you can check out:
Kiki La Rue – kikilarue.com
Owner – Rebecca Monjezi Clark / BusyBecka.com / BusyBecka / theshoejunkie
Other Bloggers Post:
Kiki La’Rue is Kiki La’Rude by iamrachelelizabeth
Thread of conversation about Kiki La Rue
Thread mentioning my blog post about Kiki La Rue
Overall, I simply wish that no one else will have to go through this kind of issue. It was stressful and very dramatic. I posted this just to inform the people in my network to be aware of this brand / owner / company just in case they contact any of you to be sponsored for a contest. For shoppers who wish to continue to do business with them, please shop with caution.
May we all have a good day ahead of us.