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Nov 05

Showersaint (or Ecosplash) – is this a scam?

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I’ve just had a card posted through the door apparently from a company called Shower Saint (www.showersaint.com – they say).

They also say they used be called EcoSplash.

This card says that I have requested an ‘Ecosplash’ (from the diagram, apparently some device you attach to your shower – not sure what it does). I never requested one.

I have never heard of Ecosplash. I have never heard of Shower Saint either.

The card tells me that if I want to cancel it I ring 0800 644 5100 (dead number when I called) or email nothanks@showersaint.com (didn’t bother emailing as it looks dodgy to me).

The website is ‘under construction’ but says this device is free. Maybe it is but a) I have never asked for it, b) I have never heard of them c)the phone number doesn’t work d) could it be a scam to get people’s email addresses? I’m going to let my local Trading Standards people look at this.

There’s something very wrong somewhere. Maybe it’s a scam or it’s the most incompetent business I’ve seen in a while!

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R Morris
R Morris
9 years ago

I had one of these card today addressed to my Father who has been dead for some 20 years. If he can request a ShowerSaint now – wow.
I have reported these people to Trading Standards, it’s either a fraud or a list cleanse.

Mandy
Mandy
9 years ago

I have received one of these cards today and was immediately quite alarmed for the same reason as many others it seems. I haven’t asked for one, and I don’t want one but let’s see. You want me to ring and give my address or email to say I don’t want one. That way you will a) know I live here for sure and b) what my email address is. I think not but if I get one of these I will be complaining to trading standards. You cannot force a product on a consumer who has never asked to… Read more »

barabara roberts
barabara roberts
9 years ago

I GOT THE POSTCARD TODAY AND TRIED RINGING 0800644-34OO
I GOT AN ELEDLEY GENT ,WHO I HAD TO APOLIGISE TO FOR DISTURBING HIM ,AND THE PHONE NUMBER ONLINE 02085454018 WAS DEAD LINE.

andrae
andrae
9 years ago

i received the card to day, i did ask for it through martin lewis site, i have the same number as u, but have done nothing about it, now i am a bit worried its a scam, but as it was on martin lewis site i swore it was real.

marco
marco
9 years ago

I have received first a card form this company and then a few weeks later I received the so called shower saint that is supposed to save you water, that is kind of pointless if you want to save water just don’t turn the tap full on when you have a shower, however I thought I’d give it a try to see if it would make much of a difference without changing the pressure of the water, well it does lower the pressure of the water as it let’s less water through, however my shower has an eco feature that… Read more »

Mandi
Mandi
9 years ago

If you search on some other forums, someone found out that the company is actually called Acrobat marketing solutions and as previously suggested it is an address harvesting scam.

Patrik
Patrik
9 years ago

All it is a marketing campaign to obtain household details, i.e. if you try to call them (even unsuccessfully) or email them they will capture your details as you have now proven to them that the details they already have (name and house address to send the initial card or the item itself). When they have the proven details they will use them to sell to other companies who will send you other offers/etc. Best advice, ignore the first card that comes trough the door, do not call them and do not email them, and do not send the item… Read more »

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

They received 10000 made up names and addresses recently by requesting on their website.

If they are harvesting details, its going to be impossible for them to work out which details are genuine because they have been flooded with so many illegitimate requests.

That should make their whole scam operation worthless hopefully and this should cease.

Billy
Billy
9 years ago

The company behind this scam is legally obliged to provide a court with the evidence of the supposed request. Failure to actively stop this thing being delivered does not constitute a request to recieve it and so don’t pay them anything when they ask, see them in court.

davo
davo
9 years ago

They are drawing up a ‘suckers list’ which they will sell off.
The Postcard states @We’ve received a request for a FREE Showersaint, thank you”

That is completely untrue no one in this house – or my 82 year old mothers house who also got one – has requested a free gizmo.

So who is prepare to trust people who are lying?

My Old mum was quite distressed by this as she i sworried about her memory as it is.

Scum.

Pam
Pam
9 years ago

What a cuffuffle this has caused. I got a postcard, this morning, which lead me through some alarming threads. I would hazard to guess that many of us postcard receivers have registered an interest in saving fuel/water, or reducing our carbon footprint, at some point. For the rest – it’s a bit worrying. The website, for the item, is up and running now (just checked it) so I can’t see the harm in trying out the device (if and when it comes). The problem is we live in a world where we are constantly being victimised by scams and scammers… Read more »

darren Bridges
darren Bridges
9 years ago
Reply to  Pam

Hi Pam. I agree with everything you have posted. Initially, we were rather naive, in assuming that people wouldn’t be too unhappy about receiving a free energy saving device. Unfortunately, I suppose it’s a sign of the times that people automatically assume there is some kind of catch. Hopefully, we have now got our house in order and everyone can see we are above board.

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