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SCAM ALERT : Angela Scott aka AngelaMaeDesign aka MichaelAngela

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Have you been a victim of this seller on Etsy?  They were selling custom made bridal outfits and have recently had their shop closed.  Many brides were a victim of this scam. The seller sold beautiful custom clothing sets that could be custom embroidered with your new name or other bridal information.   They were beautiful and all over pintrest. I unfortunately got sucked into this seller’s scam like others.

When their shop was open it stated that orders could take up to 8 weeks to complete.  If you have a problem with a paypal transaction you must file a case within 45 days, so guess what, once those 8 weeks are up and you still don’t have your item…you’ve also lost your right to get a refund through paypal’s dispute resolution. This is the scam that this seller relies on. They also target brides knowing we are more sensitive and willing to wait for something so beautiful.

I know many people might have been a victim so I wanted to share where to file a police report if you have been victimized by this person.

Please contact the Starbuck police department in Minnesota at starbuckpolice@hcinet.net

They are extremely helpful and will help you proceed with prosecuting this seller for theft. They say they are aware of the seller so I think this may have been going on for some time. Don’t delay, send in your report now.  This person needs to be prosecuted and we can make that happen.  I’d post more personal information but feel it isn’t appropriate.  If you go to your order page you can still link to the sellers feedback where other buyers are posting helpful information such as the seller’s phone number.

Good luck and please let me know if you need any help or information.   I hope this stops others from buying from any seller under these aliases as they are likely the same person.

UPDATE 11/9/2012 – Angela Mae is back to her old tricks. She has a new shop under the name ScandinavianBleu. It has now been shut down by Etsy.

UPDATE 7/29/13 – Another resurface. She’s now going by HeLovesMae.  New shop is located here under name HeLovesMae:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeLovesMae

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One Year Later

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It’s been one year since I quit my job to work for myself! I’m so excited that I’ve had a very successful year even with a difficult economy and slow sales as challenges I faced.

If you want to work for yourself, do it today!  All it takes is extreme drive, motivation and a will to succeed. You’re going to have nights where you work until 3am and weeks without a day off, but I’ll tell you that it’s worth all the struggle for the feeling of being your own boss.  I’m still figuring out the kinks of having a small business, by no means do I know it all.  But, if you start now you can do anything you want to do.

When I started my business I thought it would be what I’d do full-time.  I worked on it for 6 years while working a full-time job and going to school.  Those 6 years paid off giving me skills that have helped me come this far.  If you put in a little effort to your dream everyday, you’ll be surprised how quickly the dream will arrive.

Another important thing to always consider is keeping faith about your goals. Don’t ever doubt yourself or think you can’t do it.  Always imagine yourself as already successful, having everything you could ever want. Those things will quickly follow if you put forth the action of being thankful for them ahead of time.

I hope that everyone in our country is able to do as I have for the last year.  Working for myself has allowed me to find myself again, to be happier and healthier. It’s strengthened my relationships with my fiancé, family and friends.  And most of all….it’s given me confidence that I really can do anything I set my mind to.