“Oh, I think it’s a scam!”
Well, I guess that’s the sentence from last week, to sum up, one of my Instagram and giveaways related experience. But let’s begin from the start.
Last week, I was contacted by a brand making fitness clothing or at least that’s what they claimed. They offered me an opportunity to host a giveaway.
We want to sponsor you with 20 pairs of leggings for you to host a giveaway on your IG page and on top of that we would like to offer you 2 items of your choice from our store. (we will collect and handle all the participants’ details and send out the leggings to all 20 winners after colors and sizes have been chosen)
What was even better – all I basically had to do was to post the giveaway image and the text they provide, and I wouldn’t have to even deal with checking the entries, etc. Sounds too good to be true, right?
Well, it did feel a bit off from the start and kind of too good to be true. I mean – my Instagram sucks! I’m only losing followers, and my reach is non-existent, and I hate it. I have never bought any followers or used apps or scripts to boost my account. I have only hosted a few giveaways and loop giveaways, but that’s it. So, because of my ****** reach, why would anyone want to work with me on Instagram? But one the other hand, I was excited because a girl can never have too many pairs of leggings or workout clothes, right? And I love hosting giveaways.
Well, everything went pretty smoothly, although I had that strange gut feeling telling me that something might be off. I posted the giveaway. The giveaway had been up for almost two hours when I got DM. And that DM kind of just confirmed my doubts and gut feeling.
So the person who contacted me said that she also had hosted a giveaway for this brand and that it had turned out to be a scam. At the end everyone who had participated were winners and they were asked to pay 10€ for shipping. The person also mentioned that some people were worried that the brand won’t even send out any leggings at all or maybe super cheap ones.
Since the whole thing seemed so off, I decided to take down my giveaway post. My post was up a bit less than 2 hours. Oh, and when I had just removed my giveaway post, I received another DM warning me about the whole thing being a scam.
I also emailed the brand to ask about it and received a reply 2 days later. They replied that no, of course, this is not a scam and someone is just spreading fake news. They also promised to ship the leggings I had chosen and that I should receive them in 2-3 weeks. I will share an update with you once they arrive …
But let’s continue with the outfit post.
I wore this outfit a few weeks ago. Since the weather was sunny, then it’s was a perfect opportunity to wear a simple A-line dress with floral print. I purchased this dress four years ago from Lindex. The floral print and the color combination reminds me of autumn.
Four years ago, I showed you this dress paired with a vegan leather jacket and fringe booties. This time I decided to pair my simple mini dress with a black cardigan from Esprit. I purchased this six years ago, just before moving to the UK for one year. I usually don’t wear any belts with this dress, but this time a red belt seemed like a good idea.
I accessorized my fall outfit with a pair of black Ecco boots, a layered necklace from Happiness Boutique and a golden Michael Kors watch.
What I wore
- multicolour floral jersey dress from Lindex
- Esprit cardigan
- red belt
- Ecco boots
- Happiness Boutique layered necklace
- Michael Kors watch
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