Hi everyone! I have recently ventured into the world of swapping at MakeupAlley.com (aka MUA), which allows you to trade your unloved products that are just collecting dust for something you might love and probably use more! This is also a great way to try products without spending too much money. The gorgeous Natalie from http://nattyngeorge.blogspot.com/ has written comprehensive posts regarding an introduction into MUA and a swap how-to guide. Her posts are very useful resources, so if you're interested in MUA, these are a must-read.
SWAP LIFTER ALERT!
However, even though I took the precautions of swapping with someone with 20+ 100% good feedback, I am sad to admit I have been swap-lifted. She wanted my MAC MSF Natural in Medium Dark in exchange for her MAC 190 brush, which I also wanted. Because I was relatively new with less feedback, I agreed to send my end first. This user also lived in the UK and received my item fairly quickly, but 2 weeks after she received my item I haven't received her end yet. I started to become dubious and checked her user account. Lo and behold, she had 3-4 NEW negative comments where she had swap-lifted other users. I still persevered and emailed her MUA account, however she would keep making excuses. 1 month later she deleted her account entirely.
Her username on MUA was ffion176. She may have made a new account to swap-lift more people, so ladies if you're thinking of swapping with someone, please ensure that who you're swapping with is not her! Here are her details:
62 Matthysens Way
I strongly feel it is very important for my readers to be aware and not be swap-lifted by this same person!
I don't feel bad about invading her privacy by sharing her details, because she has violated my rights to the swap and also did so to several other people. I warned her I would report her as a swap-lifter if she did not fulfil her end of the bargain however she deleted her account instead.
I have not pressed further action yet, because I am just so busy with work which is really a shame. When I find time I hope to do so.
Swapping is fun, but just be careful. I would like to believe I am now more cautious with swaps!
Any thoughts guys? How have your experiences been in MUA?