In March 2008 I received an e-mail from Shelley Riley, the owner of Body Wraps Plus, with an advertisement of half priced body wraps scheduled or purchased March 27 through March 29th. I scheduled an appointment that Saturday afternoon for a body wrap and bought an additional three wraps that day thinking it would save me alot of money in the long run.
On Mar. 29th I brought my mom, my husband, and my six month old son with me to the treatment. After being pregnant for nine months and at the time still nursing my baby, I thought getting a body wrap would be the best way to treat myself to a couple hours of relaxation and pampering. After all, I rarely did this for myself before I had the baby and with the postpregnancy weight gain and fatigue, I was excited for the day to come.
I asked Shelley Riley to answer all the concerns and questions I had before the wrap. Since I was nursing I wanted to make sure it was okay for me to go ahead with the body wrap. She promised me a slimmer overall appearance, that I would lose inches all over my body, that I would feel more energy, and that the mineral solution they used was all natural and healthful to the body. I believed Shelley Riley.
I went home not feeling good or bad about the wrap but I went ahead and purchased 3 more wraps in advance. I charged it to my checking card in the amount of $281. I didn't get around to making another appointment soon after that but I was still consistently getting e-mails from Shelley Riley with special packages for spring and mother's day, etc. I decided to set up an appointment Nov 4th. However, when I called the business number it was disconnected and no longer in service. That was when I got suspicious and started doing research on the internet.
I looked online for another number to Body Wraps Plus and couldn't find one. I became resourceful, called the Curves that was in the same shopping mall and right next door to the body wraps salon, and asked them to kindly go next door to see if they were still opened and if they had a new number I could reach them at. I got the new number but it turns out that the girl I spoke with on the phone said Shelley Riley went out of business and that the new salon, Wrap Me Now, was not in any way affiliated with her. Apparently when Shelley Riley closed down Body Wraps Plus, she sold the rights to her customers e-mails to Wrap Me Now. I have told the owner of Wrap Me Now, Nicole, to call me as soon as she got back into town. I am awaiting her call.
As I googled Shelley Riley and Body Wraps Plus I came upon this website, ripoffreport.com. It is absolutely horrifiying to me what I read about the body wrap. The solution they use is filled and contaminated with high amounts of mold, bacteria and yeast and have at one point even been contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a potentially deadly bacteria. It sickens me to think I came in contact and nursed my baby boy right after the wrap.
Shelley Riley has given her own testimony as to the concerns she has with the body wrap on Feb 12th 2008. How dare she continue to sell a product that was a danger to me and countless other people during the following month of March, April, May...... And she says she can sleep at night now that she is not in the business any longer. And that she has been ripped off by the Slender Wrap system. What about me????? Did you not rip me off??? The same way you got ripped off you ripped me off. Where is my money? Who do I go to for recourse? It's like the pot calling the kettle black!
I called Washington Mutual and they said they can't help me because I can't file a claim 60 days after the transaction.
I got Shelley Riley's home number through the white pages and tried calling her. The number is busy every time. If you read this report Shelley Riley I am asking for my money back. I am a hard-working mother and I deserve to not be scammed like anybody else. You can reach me at (((email redacted))).
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