www.bohemia-style.co.uk - bohemia-style - or bohemia style - Also trading as And Organics Please save yourself, read this before you buy anything - Purchased some cream from this company, they never sent the goods. I complained to the credit card company. The CC company returned my money. To my horror on the 28th of June 18th August £102 was taken from my account by And Organics then the 18th &19th August another 2 transactions were taken from my card - this amounting to around £630 taken illegaly by Bohema Style also trading as And Organics. The credit card company asked for proof of delivery, guess what?? They made a fraudulent proof of delivery slip, and a fraudulent letter from Parcel force and sent it to Visa. The proof of delivery contained a false signature, the addresses were stuck on the paperwork and the POD slip was in a foreign language. Yet..... visa still accepted this as valid and said there is nothing I can do, I still owe the money. So basically And Organics trading as bohemia-style or bohemia style ( www.bohemia-style.co.uk ) have stolen £650 from me and there is not a thing I can do. I now according to Visa which is supposed to be safe, owe the money. I am now a victim of fraud as a result of And Organics trading as bohemia-style or bohemia style ( www.bohemia-style.co.uk ). This company is not based in the UK and is listed in America according to the transaction information. Please also do, do not let them have any of your credit card information!
They charged me straight after ordering although stating do not take money until dispatch. And they charged me £4 more than invoiced. After several emails from me (with no repsonse from them) one of 2 items ordered arrived after 3 months- even then this was the wrong item. Many unanswered phonecalls/emails later I have had no response and am still out of pocket.
Disgraceful service, fraudulent theiving company. DO NOT USE EITHER BOHEMIA STYLE or GIFTS OF THE ANDES
Placed order, received nothing after weeks however my American Express was charged for the order, which I disputed. Then the company attempted to charge my card again for an amount approx. 7 times of the first charge for my original order. No replies by e-mail, voice mails left after many messages. Now they've provided a bogus and very blurry delivery ticket to American Express with my signature forged as receiving the order. Am Ex has reopened the case. This has been a huge hassle and I've never experienced a true rip-off and I have shopped on the internet for years. This fake company has been doing this for years and getting away with it, which is amazing and frustrating.
F.Butler found this review useful
This is a fraudalent company which lies and steals. Please don't do what I did and buy from them. You will get no reply from your emails, phone calls or faxes. If you have already spent money, contact Trading Standards and take their advice. This company should be shut down, simple as that.
Firstly, no receipt of goods, been waiting since March and it's July NOW!
Despite trying to call, fax and email I heard nothing.
I then contacted NoChex, the e-money company who had taken the payment on behalf of Bohemia Style. Eventually Bohemia in USA responded (though it says UK everything on the site) and said the parcel HAD been delivered, but they attached a delivery note which not only had a unreadable signature, but also looked like it had been sent TO the Bohemia address, not FROM it. Very suspect.
They then said they would be willing to resend the goods, as a goodwill gesture. This was the last time I heard from them, despite more emails and contact with NoChex.
I have now given up. The emails to the UK website addresses bounce back, the telephone number is unobtainable, so I can only presume the company is no longer trading. it is a shame the website still operates and allows sales.
CELINE found this review useful
There are a couple of reviews that I found too late about this company, and I suspect that while I ordered from the U.K. website, that my comments would apply equally to their Canadian, Australian, American and other international websites they have.
Basically I ordered good, paid by Credit Card, but the goods never arrived. I contacted their Customer service via their online contact form to enquire about the delivery and they sent an email saying that the goods had been sent by XXX post and gave a tracking number. I checked the tracking number which kept coming back as invalid.
I emailed them several times but all subsequent requests went unanswered. I also tried calling them on the telephone they had mentioned on their website, but got an "Invalid telephone number" message.
Finally I informed them that I would contact Trading Standards and that legal action would be taken if the goods were not delivered. In fact, I did contact the Trading Standards and some other related organisations in the U.K. to complain.
Suddenly a month later a package arrives with a request from the Post Office for approx £7 in Customs Duty!! I am not sure whether the threat did the trick and was the reason why the 2 items I had ordered were dispatched, but making me pay Customs Duty for a product that was ordered off a U.K. website is unacceptable. Nowhere on their website did they mention that delivery would not be made from the U.K. and that Customs charges would apply!
Bottom line is I do not know whether this is a scam or not, seeing as how the items were delivered, albeit many months later. However, customers from all their International websites need to know that they may be additionally billed for Customs Duty. I suspect that most of the goods are of Chilean origin and are shipped from there, if they EVER ship them at all.
Other websites they own are : Andean Wares
Stores: www.lapislazuliworld.com | www.chileangourmet.com | www.gemjewelryworld.com | www.andeanwareswholesale.com
Here are some links to reviews of this website by others who have ordered from them. My review is on the first link below :
A very detailed account of one Consumer's experience : http://www.sueferguson.co.uk/bohemia-style-uk.html
Hope the above stops at least one other person from being scammed.
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Update to my earlier review - I have now proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that this Bohemia Style/Gifts of the Andes, etc. etc... all one single company are a FRAUDULENT company and are SCAMMERS. They have taken my credit card details from my earlier order above and have fraudulently charged several transactions to my credit card.
Do NOT deal with any of the companies in this group.
CELINE found this review useful
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