Report: #1502012

Complaint Review: Sezzle Inc. - Minneapolis MN

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  • Reported By: Concerned — United States
  • Sezzle Inc. PO Box 3320 Minneapolis, MN United States

Sezzle Inc. Sezzle scams consumers to partake in fake Instagram contests Minneapolis MN

*UPDATE Employee: How Sezzle Works

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Sezzle is a Buy Now, Pay Later service that claims to "financially empower the next generation" by providing consumers an option to pay for their merchant's items via installments.

Sezzle's Instagram is loaded with fake comments praising Sezzle and I found that the majority of comments were from investors of the company or family/friends of the CEO Charlie Youakim. One comment I found was from his wife. Marketing tactics like these trick consumers into thinking that Sezzle is safe, but Buy Now, Pay Later services have very little regulation - particularly in Australia, where luckily for Sezzle, they are on the the stock exchange.

I can prove via screenshots that they are running fake Instagram contests. They foolishly gave away this lie by selecting brand ambassadors of the merchants who were running the contests as their winners. However, some folks they selected as winners were real people that I direct messaged who never received their "prize" for partaking in Sezzle's contests.

Sezzle targets the young and broke with promises of financial stability by shrouding themselves in a "cloak of woke". However, any company that partakes in such shady marketing strategies should not be trusted by Generation-Z, or any generation for that matter.

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#1 UPDATE Employee

How Sezzle Works

AUTHOR: Kate - (United States)

POSTED: Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Sezzle works by allowing you to place an order without paying the full price upfront - but also without having to pay any interest or any fees. We spread out the total cost of your order over four transactions: a down payment and then three additional installments. This allows you to pay as little as 25% of the total order when you check out. For more information, you can check out here. However, since our goal is to help facilitate responsible spending, there are circumstances where we are unable to approve a purchase. Through this we are able to financially empower our shoppers, promote responsible spending, all the while keeping Sezzle as a free service to shoppers.

For information about our $20K Save the Holiday Giveaway, please click here. The official rules are attached, as well as how to play, and how you can contact us with any questions such as not receiving a game piece.

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