Review: American Body Wraps

Review: American Body Wraps

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Joe

Cumming, GA

#1 Dec 11, 2008
They closed down with out notice!
Robin

Sarasota, FL

#2 Dec 23, 2008
Does anyone know how to contact someone to get money back?
Martha

Clearwater, FL

#3 Dec 23, 2008
I'd be interested in getting some of my money back as well. Has anybody contacted Better Business Bureau or anything? martha
Mrs XX

Nokomis, FL

#4 Dec 26, 2008
I'm so sorry that they ripped you all off!! I used to work for them. They ripped me off too by not paying me all of my tips and they would bounce my payroll check all the time!!
I wish i knew how to get ahold of them because I would help you all if I could! They are the shadiest people you could ever work for or do buisness for. I did contact the BBB and told them about my issues and they couldn't help me. I wish you all luck!! If I can find them I'll post again.
Monica from Bradenton

Ocala, FL

#6 Dec 26, 2008
...I also heard that one of the owners is in the area still but will be leaving shortly to return to England.
Monica from Bradenton

Ocala, FL

#9 Dec 27, 2008
The Ft. Myers location is closed as well so no help there. I will take a ride this week to see 'Beau'. I also plan to file a police report so that the process can get started with some sort of official documentation. I know that the police cannot help, but this will surely alert others of the dirty deeds these folks have pulled. Are they just closed or does anyone know if they have filed for bankruptcy?
Ginny from Bradenton

Sarasota, FL

#11 Dec 28, 2008
They took my $300. for the renewal fee, I have a contact in to the property owners, to see if we can get a class action suit against them. If any one wants to help with this email me at ...... [email protected] I am very disappointed in them. Some of you that have worked for them, you must know where there address is? some of the workers were at the Thansgiving dinner party at Micki"s house. We need information to proceed!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You, Ginny
ginny from Bradenton

Sarasota, FL

#12 Dec 28, 2008
Does anyone remember the receptionist name she was from Brandon? Valerico area??????????
Or the tect's names, Olga? Amy? Brittany? does anyone know where they are working now?????
jen

Saint Petersburg, FL

#13 Dec 29, 2008
I believe their west palm beach location is still open at least the phone number works, I believe its a franchise so they have some ownership there. I also lost my money here, there should be some legal ramifications since we have signed legal contracts.
Not Wrapped n Sarasota

United States

#14 Dec 29, 2008
I think they are all franchises of the store in Sarasota. The owners were the married couple, Bily and Micky Robinson. They did the same thing in Ohio. That is why they came here. They left the store there the same way. I think they sold it to someone nad then ran off and never supplied the product and helo they were suppose to. Just like they did to the other stores they sold franch. too. The West Palm number does work. I called it today. The lady there does not know anything. the number in Fort Myers doesnt work and the one in Ohio no one answered. I heard they were opening a store outside of L.A. California. I have researched (husband is an attorney) and there isnt anything that the clients can do. A class action or civil suit will end up costing more than you would ever get back. And the time nad funds involved would not make much progress, especially it they filed bankrupcy. There is no one to sue if the compnay is closed and bankrupt. The best thing to do is to continue posting so everyone can see what bad people and con artist they are. Hopefully the people in Ca will see the post nad be very leary of the new store. Make people aware of the Robinsons and their history of ripping people off.
ginny from Bradenton

Sarasota, FL

#15 Dec 29, 2008
I spoke to Janet, she is the receptionist for the Parkway Collection, that is the name of the plaza or strip mall, in Sarasota. She told me that they are trying to track the Con artist down, they have there lawyers on presuit...She also told me that Billy and his wife Micki, when mid-evening and cleared out the store,then preceeded to call the parkway secretay to inform her that they were clearing out and that the check would soon be in the mail to them, hahahahaha!!!!!!!!
I did tell her that if she heard of any information to call me. I personally want to make them struggle....
Amy the tech, told me that the California store was sold to a con artist that bounced a check, worth $10,000 and the check then bounced all of the checks drawn from Wachovia Bank, that is why she(micki) needed cash from new and renewal clients, to help cover from the con-artist in California.....a likely story!!!!!!!!
Janet told me that the Fpl was trying to contact them for there money, she said they owe a bundle... tomorrow I will check on a web site to inform others of scam artist, and see if we can atleast get the word out... I am a wedding Coordinator and Event planner and we are a ware of the scams that are out there, but this one certainly fooled me. I just wish someone could remember the names of the techs, I am sure that we could get more information, if we could speak to them???? Did they buy a house or rent? There has to be a forwarding address? Is this there real names or fake. This web site if has any information on them from the past will be able to let me know. Lets keep tracking them!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks,
Mary

Monroe, MI

#17 Jan 1, 2009
They did the same thing in Ohio and New Jersey a few years ago. They are con artists! Not only did they sell packages to customers and run off, they also sold franchises to people and took their money and ran too! Stay away from these people.
Simple

Frisco, TX

#18 Jan 2, 2009
Their franchise attorney's name is Michael J. Raterink. Their business partner is/was Jennifer Houchins. The marketing company they used was Cactus Sky. Their legal names are William and Michelle Robinson. Their business name is Body Wraps, Inc. dba American Body Wraps.
Disappointed customer

Orlando, FL

#19 Jan 4, 2009
How are they getting away with this? From all the readings, it's been going on far to long. I also got the story and paid $300.00 cash for a renewal. I'm not angry about the money anymore, just the fact that they think they can use people like this and get away with it. We put our trust in them and they betrayed plus robbed us. When does it stop and how can it be stopped? I don't want them to set up camp some place else and do the same.
Supplier to ABW

Canada

#20 Jan 5, 2009
It is so unfortunate and needless when companies do this to their clients. We are proudly the manufacturer of the Collagen Amino Herbal solution American Body wraps has used for many years. We noticed there was some indication that they were having financial problems about 6 months ago. They were having difficulty paying for their orders and still have an outstanding balance with us. As they ordered at least 40-50 gallons of solution per month, this was becoming a problem for us as well. We have heard they were diluting their solution and selling it to their franchisees at a low cost. It is true credit to our product however that they were still getting fantastic results even though it was possible they were not getting the product as it was manufactured. All of our contact numbers we had for Micki and Billy are no longer in service and it was quite common with them that they changed their numbers and addresses quite regularly.
As we cannot help any further in locating the Robinsons, what we can do in some small way to assist is to offer our body wrap home kit with an extra 8 oz bottle of solution especially for any American Body Wrap Clients that have been taken advantage of. We would be pleased to assist with any other body wrap products that we can help with as well. With the US exchange rate the way it is, your cost will be below what American Body Wraps was charging you as well. Just our small way of helping out a bad situation. http://www.cosmedicalcanada.com/p-53-body-wra...
PS. We have been in business for over 12 years, at the same location, same website and not going anywhere. 
Delores & Diane
Cos-Medical Canada
www.cosmedicalcanada
ginny from Bradenton

Sarasota, FL

#21 Jan 6, 2009
I wamt to Thank all of you that answered. I would be interested in the home solutions, I guess I could have my husband wrap me.... To you the manufacture of the product, Billy told me in his office he was the sole inventer of the chemicals and the wraps&solutions, What a liar and con artist.... needless I guess in a way if he diluted your product he was the inventer of less quality to make more quanity........
Let's wake up and see if we can STOP these people. Maybe they will get a good wrap in Jail>>>>>> >>>>
I am still mad about my $300. the idea of they knew dare well that this was a easy $300 to pack up there supplies and get out of town, along with others money. Thank you to the person who has a bit more information for us I am going to track (if I can) down. Lets get these cons, I sure the Jail has a lot of neat customers for them to wrap. I want to get them and put them in jail....
Teryn from Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

#22 Jan 13, 2009
I talked to someone in the Ohio location and found out that they are from Akron and may be relocating back to that area. I would join a class action suit and help with e-mails. [email protected]
Ginny from Bradenton wrote:
They took my $300. for the renewal fee, I have a contact in to the property owners, to see if we can get a class action suit against them. If any one wants to help with this email me at ...... [email protected] I am very disappointed in them. Some of you that have worked for them, you must know where there address is? some of the workers were at the Thansgiving dinner party at Micki"s house. We need information to proceed!!!!!!!!!!
Thank You, Ginny
Teryn from Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

#23 Jan 13, 2009
It figures that Billy was always "selling me" on his good Christian values and his ability to pick "good Christian girls to work for him." I should have known that rap was a con but I wanted it to be real!
Im Glad

United States

#24 Jan 13, 2009
I am glad that they are gone... They did what any coward would do. RUN!
For all it is worth

United States

#25 Jan 15, 2009
I do not know about Billy and Micki but I do know that Jenny Houchins is from Madisonville KY. The 111 Rubens address was her moms and now her mom is back in Kentucky. Jenny has a daughter in Tampa and I believe she either lives in Ft Meyers or Miami. They believe in getting rich quick. Trust me I know. She was only a partner for less than a year.

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