Thursday, June 6, 2013

I am a mother of an angel (stay away from this facebook page)

I am generally a nice person.
I am generally very understanding.
I am not posting about my life right now, but instead a warning about a very shady person who takes advantage of those who've lost children.

Lets say on October 6, 2012 you ordered something from person who makes grief and remembrance stuff.  Lets say on June 6, 2013 you still didn't have that item.  How would you feel?

I got ripped off by someone on facebook and all I want to do is get the word out.  There has always been some sort of excuse as to why she couldn't get this product out to me.  2-8 weeks is the normal shipping time.  Oh, but then she had a baby so add in maternity time.  Oh but then there was holidays, here is me<<< hmm ok, I understand, things happen I get it. Then as the months go by and I'm watching her take in new orders and do specials over and over I start becoming concerned.

You would think, a normal person would go, hmm I am really behind.. NO more orders until I get this stuff out.  Normal person behaviour.  What does she do instead? Specials after specials.  I send email after email being very respectful many of which were just not answered. Another close friend is in the exact same boat.  When the owner actually replies the emails are just snappy.
  I am a customer, I paid you for a product and its been 8 months.

Every single time we email her she goes on to her facebook page and is, "woe is me. People are so mean, they don't understand I'm doing this out of the bottom of my heart."   If you write on her page asking about your stuff and you are not in the 2-8 week window your comment is deleted.  If you get at all self-righteous and actually question her, not even rude just, "Hey this has been long time now what is going on". Immediate banning of your comment privilege. You can now read but no longer able to comment on her page.  Immediately everyone on her page is comforting her, how dare they not understand.  We are so mean, so hurtful, she is so kind, she is so sweet.  No one can say anything because they no longer have the right to have a differing opinion.

I'm sorry but I see no other way around saying this.  She is a thief.  She took our money and won't give it back.  Won't give us our item.

She even went so far as to put pics up of our items in March. Its June, they are little beaded bracelets.  They would ship in a small envelope for 50 cents.

She has never stopped taking in orders.  She even started a new business.  She asks for donations over and over.
It is only ten dollars.
It's not about the money. All I wanted was her Megan's name.  All I wanted was the bracelet for my collection.  It was never about the money.  It was about taking care of your customers, being respectful and not stealing from people who only want their childs name on things.
In the long run of things, I never expect to see the money nor the product. I am however concerned that others might be in this same boat.  I am concerned that others will be ripped off by her as well.

https://www.facebook.com/iamamothertoanangel?fref=ts

I am a mother of an angel.
Please be vigilant and aware before you order from her.

My email
mjmjam2002@yahoo.com
** edit
I have had a few people ask why I don't have paypal take care of it.  She smartly makes it known there is a 2-8 week shipping window.  Paypal will only let you make claim within 45 days. 

40 comments:

Jamie said...

This is awful! I'll help get the word out!!

((hugz))

michelle said...

Thats awful you can report her facebook page as a scam, I dont think she is a grieving mother she claims she suffered a very early miscarriage and although that is very hard it is very different and different from the way she portrays herself on the face book page, she also asks for donations for Everything from shipping small items that are already overpriced and paid for by grieving mothers to claiming its for fundraising things but she never says what, she calls her business an organization she needs money for but there is no cost for a facebook page or blog , she never says what the organizations exactly does that she would need money for and her keepsakes are not free so donations would not be for thatThey cost more than it would to make or ship themSounds to me like she is trying to profit off grieving Mothers. If you take a close look it really does look fishy especially the donations she is always asking for her "organization" that really doesn't do anything except sell keepsakes. I hope word gets around.

michelle said...

Ps if you want to report her facebook page go to her page and hit the " more" its beside the "about" and "share" bars it will automatically come up as report as abuse fraud or scam. If they get enough reports they will shut down her page. Xo

Jenny said...

I agree she is very fishy :(

Rebecca Patrick-Howard said...

I run a business and I NEVER take new orders until I can fill the old ones. I have spent the past hour reading over some of her posts and the passive aggressiveness is irritating, in addition to all of the other nonsense. It makes me mad when some of these professional bereaved parents take advantage of others.

forphilip.com said...

Karma. No one lives like that and has a happy life. The work is, what to do with someone like that? Get the word out to protect others, and work on letting it go in your heart so that YOU don't feel shitty about it. She's going about her scammy business and adding grief to those who least need it. There is a special hell for people like that...

I am so sorry for your loss, for all our losses. Bless you and be as well as you can be.

Naomi Golbeck said...

I'm BEYOND sickened by this post. I know the owner of this page and she is not a scammer at all. I know of scammers, and she is not one. Yes, she has been behind. However, I know her story. She's not perfect by any means, but who is? She doesn't set out to take advantage of grieving mother's and that's what you're making her appear. This is cyber bullying.

Jo K. said...

I have followed that page for 3 years, since I lost my second stillborn, and I agree- something is not right. I feel like it's more of a business than an organization trying to help us. An organization or a place for mourning mother's to gather doesn't constantly try to sell you stuff. I feel she should label her page as a 'business'.

Micro-Preemie Momma said...

Oh she got all snide with me because I make window decals for half the price she does, and starting doing them WAY before she did. I had all sorts of people messaging my page talking about how she's rude, she originally created the page for a family member that had a miscarriage and then 'she had one', and that she takes for ever for everything. Her wonderful husband actually told me to kill myself for dishonoring my son. I hope karma catches both her and her husband!
Also, she totally brought this blog post up on her page today!! I'm glad, it made me Google it!

Micro-Preemie Momma said...

Ohhh, you can also report her to the BBB. She has a C- right now I think.

Amy D said...

Naomi, it would be easy enough for her to say "I'm sorry that you aren't satisfied. I've had personal stuff going on. I am more than happy to refund your money." Good businesses would. It's how they keep customers. I think we can both agree that 8 months is a long time to wait for something that was ordered, especially when she is taking new orders in. It would be okay for her to say that she has to put a hold on orders until she has caught up with all of them she is behind. I made an innocent remark on that post "I wonder why that blogger would say that" and it was deleted and I was banned from making new comments.

Anonymous said...

I tried to comment on her FB page but she kept deleting my comments! She does have 22K+ likers on her page so has a strong support base. She's giving a lot of people what they want - free graphics etc. Obviously at the expense of her own orders. I suspect this 'business' (for what else could it be) likes to have the popularity at the expense of genuine support. I have heard many baby loss mums complain about this page being more of a business and not really offering much by way of support. Whatever her motives are I'm staying away from that page - there are plenty of other baby loss support pages that are better :-) I hope you eventually do get your order.

Alma said...

This is cool!

Anonymous said...

I have also ordered from her and have NOT received my items. It's been so long that Paypal can't do anything about it. I've emailed her constantly and get no answers. So basically I threw my money out the window. She is taking advantage of us parents who are grieving over our babies and cowardly won't respond when questioned or bans you if you comment on the site. There has to be some way of stopping her!!! I ordered from her in February and it's almost September Hmmm???

Anonymous said...

Her current BBB rating is a F she is a lair she has taken advantage of over 10 different women we are pursuing a criminal case against her btw she has two separate address and four different names she goes by. This women is far from a upstanding person. She is a fraud she takes advantage of familes as they grieve the loss of their baby. If you would like to join us in pursuing criminal charges please let me know my Facebook name is Grace Ashley

Toni Todt said...

This person is HORRIBLE!! Let me just ask, why does it take 8 plus months to ship an item that the buyer has already paid for the shipping costs on? Of course, it's always some shitty excuse for why, a year later, you still haven't received your item. And don't you know yet, Kerin is the only person allowed to have an opinion! If you have an opinion, suddenly it's "harassment" or like the chick above "cyber bullying"! Whatever! Point is, this is her own fault for not honoring her commitments to her customers. For taking advantage of bereaved mothers in their moments of weaknesses! She and her page should be avoided like the plague! You can buy her cheaply made, overpriced jewelry anywhere! Matter of fact, if you know a child between the ages of 5 and 10, get them to make you the same stuff & it'll probably turn out much better!! Fan count means nothing! It just means she has a lot of grieving people completely FOOLED! There is NOTHING supportive about her page! Every single post is her trying to sell overpriced junk. Fans post on the wall about their angels & she never responds. Choosing only to respond to people that buy her junk & that's only if you're not asking where your order is. Be advised to steer clear of Kerin Lee & I Am A Mother To An Angel!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

OMG, I seriously thought I was going crazy, I have been a member of that group for a couple months now and something just seemed so off! In fact, it almost seems cultish Started googling and this is like her third business and ALL have the same complaints. Also, if you put the pieces together from around the internet you can clearly see that a lot of people have problems with her that she tries to scrub away. I also don't believe she has had the loses she claims to have had -- according to her, she is 25 has had 5 miscarriages (all early) and three children. She also NEVER talks about her loses, just her niece.

Anonymous said...

Shit, I Wish I'd seen this before I just ordered from her!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad that I came across this. I was just about to order a gift for a friend that lost her baby.

annefischerauthor said...

Thank you so much for posting this and I am glad for all the follow up comments.

I just received a LinkdIn invite from this organization today, and something didn't sit right about it, but I have a similar blog and tiny store and thought, "Hey, someone to share ideas with."

I accepted the invite after reading her description, then thought I better check her webpage. The link didn't work, and only her FB page came up, along with your blog post and several others about fishy tactics and scams. I "de-contacted" her, or whatever the term is.

It is very disappointing to think someone would take advantage of others who are grieving, but I am very glad to have found your site so quickly before I contacted her.

Thank you.

Truth Seeker said...

Anyone with evidence is urged to send a message to https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-BLM-Guardian/635844639805687

Tina Bina said...

If everyone who has been ripped off by the reports to the BBB she may get shut down... the page for IAAMTAA on the BBB is here - http://www.bbb.org/myrtle-beach/business-reviews/online-retailer/i-am-a-mother-to-an-angel-in-florence-sc-90033978

Also me and my Sister are planning to start a page on facebook in the near future to try to make right for the Mom's who were wronged by her... no charge at all because you guys have paid enough...

From one Angel Mom to all the rest much <3 and I'm so sorry she took advantage of you guys :(

Oh also I do memorial blankies for memory boxes/shelves (they aren't big but I like to think they are special/unique) I do not charge anything for them but they do take me a bit to get done so please do have patience as I am only able to dedicate 2 hours a night to working on them and I do have a wait list of 26 right now) but if anyone would like one you can go here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/On-Angels-Wings-Blankets-Things-to-Warm-You-Heart-and-Soul/277449639073975

*hugs*
Tina

Anonymous said...

For anyone thinking they are outside the paypal dispute period, FILE A CLAIM anyway. It will still go on her paypal account as a mark against her

Jenny said...

I wonder why my BBB doesn't show on the BBB page.

Toni Todt said...

Are you kidding, seriously? Kerin is a total monster!! In what world is it ok to put, now 12 week wait times on anything!?! She's a con artist & a thief that preys on bereaved mothers at an already difficult time. If she was an angel parent, she would know that to do what she does world require compassion & empathy, things Kerin most certainly does NOT posses! Her self image is a saint when she's merely a devil in a not So good disguise! She overcharges for stuff a ten year old could make! Her self praising & sob stories about her life is what's sickening! Everyone's lives get busy! Stop taking new orders when there's people that's been waiting MONTHS for their orders! That's what's disgusting, not this post! This post is truthful & real, unlike Kerin & het band of minions. She does exactly as this person says she does, takes their money & then bans them when they question her scummy motives!

Toni Todt said...

I didn't realize I had already visited this blog! But I see that only one minion has found this so that's good! Usually it's all of her ass kissing minions ruining around to the MANY places people complain about her at, to take up for her & sing her praises because luckily they actually received what they ordered!! I hope everyone is staying away from her!!!

Anonymous said...

I have felt not much support coming from this group! I have posted comments and never get a reply from anybody. I even emailed her my story to post after she said if you emailed her she would repost it but i never saw it. I too feel its more of a business, always seeing post selling bracelets and shirts that are a limited time. I have wanted to ordered a bracelet but now I'm skeptical.

I wasn't impressed the other day, the way she posted about a follower, regarding a private message. I felt she could of dealt with it privately, rather than make it public! It suddenly became nasty, lots of drama that wasn't needed, a specially on a page thats for bereaving parents.

sonja1up said...

Thankyou for having the courage to let others know of this scammer. As a newly bereaved mother, this is one of the worst areas to be scammed. It's unthinkable...for a woman to take advantage of another at this unbearable time is unfathomable. So thankyou for alerting everyone.x

sonja1up said...

Thankyou for having the courage to let others know of this scammer. As a newly bereaved mother, this is one of the worst areas to be scammed. It's unthinkable...for a woman to take advantage of another at this unbearable time is unfathomable. So thankyou for alerting everyone.x

Merdine Addison said...

Hello I just seen your blog and I was about to order from her, but now that I seen this blog I do not think I will be. Thank you for letting us know. I just lost my niece Destiny Nicole Addison 10-11-10 / 03-26-14. I am the mother of one of her older sisters, I lost the ability to have children, while i was in my 20's due to cancer. But God blessed me with my bio-sister she was in prison and she gave birth to a beautiful little girl 10 yrs ago. I raised her as my own I've had her since the day she was born. So when Destiny passed away, we all took it real hard we do not know how a happy little girl could go to bed one night and not wake up the next morning. the medical examiner couldn't find a cause either. So if possible can you pray for my little family. Thank you so very much!
I'm a mother to a REAL Angel!

Allison Reschke said...

Hi. I'm so sorry for you experience. Um, it's October 2014 & guess what, she is STILL doing it! I lost three babies in the last year and a half. Around last father's day she posted a special for her rubber bracelets. Get the mother & father bracelets for $10 & she'd ship them out BEFORE father's day. I specifically asked because we were moving & I needed to make sure they would arrive before the move. She said YES! Lo & behold they never arrived. I asked on her offer & I got a nasty email saying "do not ever post of the page about orders, email her. Her order form specifically says 6-10 weeks so be patient. It had only been 4 weeks." Excuse me, there's no option to email her & I had a quote from her that said I'd get it before father's day! So I tried replying- I couldn't! NICE! So a couple more weeks went by, no bracelets and the move was coming up. I needed to at least change the address. I was extremely upset that Father's Day had past & no bracelet for my husband. And like you said, she was posting more and more offers, SAME bracelets, bragging about how more had come in, new colors were being offered, people were posting how amazing the products were, it was sick! So I asked again on her fb, where else! I got another nasty email, SAME WORDS! exactly, in fact it even said 4 weeks and it had been 6 and a half! Again I tried replying and couldn't. I tried reporting her to fb and I was banned from her site after that! I was furious! I didn't care about the money! I cared about the gift I had ordered and the fact she didn't care it was for my THREE LOST BABIES! Anyways, we moved, the new owners contacted me four weeks later that a package had arrived. It was the bracelets and there was a typed note saying do not order from her again! What a wretched woman!

David Peck said...

It's funny I found this, I also lost my son to SUDC (we've probably run into each other emailing back and forth) and I joined the FB page and find myself getting irrationally ticked off about the page and the garbage on there. I'm generally a kind and empathetic person (IMO) but something just seems so strange to me about a person with a very early miscarriage comparing their situation to someone who has lost a toddler/child. I was going to look at the store when I found your blog, so I wanted to thank you for the heads up and making me feel less crazy and irrational in thinking that something was just "off" with the group and the woman running it. Much love-Casey Lebischak Peck

Karen Ann said...

Those that have not received their items from iaamtaa or another company can go to belovedangels.com where you get a free item.

Anonymous said...

I am shocked that with this many complaints facebook has not done something about this person. Each of you who have been wronged, you will be in my prayers. I am ao sorry there are people that would do this to you. May our Lord give you peace and the knowledge that our Lord takes care of His people. His vengance is always more than anyone can imagine. God bless all of you for making your experience known ao hopefully no one else will be taken advantage of.

Cindy Alling said...

I ordered from IAAMTAA (Kerin) before. She came up with the idea of the RememBears and wanted some people to volunteer to be the first to receive them. I was one of the first to order. I sent my money for my three bears for our 3 (at the time) angel babies. We were able to help pick out the color of the bears and the logo, etc. I sat patiently awaiting the arrival of my RememBears for weeks then months, when I finally wrote to her, she was cold and standoffish. I reminded her that I was one of the FIRST to volunteer to receive these bears. Alot of other people were receiving theirs, and I still sat waiting. After going back and forth with her for THREE WEEKS, I finally received my bears 5 months after I sent the money to her!!! She IS NOT a good "business person". If you have received your order from her in a reasonable amount of time, consider yourself lucky. I also ordered decals from her that said "Mommy of angel babies". I never received those. I would re-consider ordering from this lady if I were you.

Anonymous said...

This is off topic, but.... Is there a true blog or support group for real parents who have lost that anyone has found supportive and encouraging? It has almost been a year since we lost our son. It would be nice to have someone to talk about things with who understands.

Casey Peck said...

Have you heard of The Compassionate Friends support group? I've not been to a meeting yet, supposed to go to our first this coming wednesday, but we were told about them by the pastor who was supposed to marry us before all of this nightmare began. Just a thought.

Casey Peck said...

The Compassionate Friends is a support group solely for those who have lost a child. It's lonely, it's awful, I'm sorry we're on this journey. Good luck

Anonymous said...

I'm a mom of two. Unfortunately I never got to change their diaper or feed them or see their eyes because they were born sleeping 19 months apart. My friend added me to her group. I was a member of another when we discovered a teenager had been stealing photos and made a Facebook page "playing house" pretending the children were hers. I'm pretty good at dectective work so I was able to contact her mother and put a stop to it. I found it happening in other groups with other girls doing the same crazy thing.

So I made the mistake of making a warning post. Maybe 2 seconds later I got a message from one of Kerin's henchmen, Stating my post was starting drama (she was the only one that had seen it) All it was was a post informing the ladies of what was going on and how to watermark photos so they can't be victimized too.

Apparently Kerin steals photos herself and uses them in her business. She lied about raising her boyfriend's niece so she could get gifts from charities that give gifts to greiving mothers. When those charities caught wind of what was going on they made a release stating she LIED about circumstances surrounding her acceptance.

In fact there's been some evidence that she has lied about early miscarriages acting like she knows what it's like to be in our shoes. She has how many baby daddies? She didn't go to the doctor and even admitted she didn't take pregnancy tests. So many ladies have late periods and I believe that's what it was. She just wanted to use it as a business tool which is pretty twisted and sick.


Nothing of the group was "supportive" it was like being in a nazi camp with such crazy rules. And the just as crazy as Kerrin admins? All of them are from all over the world they lie and claim they know her in real life. Her friend who had a falling out with Kerrin and confirmed that they were lying. Kerrin is not rich by any means. Ripping people off sometimes doesn't even keep the electric on. Not sure what they spend their money on but it's not a maid or basics. I'm surprised CPS hasn't been called.

The biggest issue for me is that Kerrin told my friend that she killed her baby. My friend lost her son to SIDS. And what she did is sick and twisted.

Apparently Kerrin's mom is mentally ill and so is Kerrin. And she surrounds herself by crazies.

Unknown said...

Hello, I tried to follow the link but it wont let me go to the page but i am very interested....Thanks =) Leanna