We have been following a sad story of yet another momma scam artist. The post below is from babycenter.com, where apparently this momma scammer is also a admin, so in hopes of not letting this information getting deleted like it does in the Cloth Diaper Compendium, a facebook group that only recommends the use of tide, Bleach and Cascade to wash diapers. All of their recommendations can hurt your diapers and will void your warranty. Manufacturers are quickly becoming aware of the current situation. In case you were a victim of this woman's crimes, there is some excellent information below.
Posted 20 hrs ago
I hope this is allowed, but I figured I'd share this information in the off chance that someone here may be a victim of this scam.
I'm sure a lot of people on here have heard of "The Cloth Diaper Compendium" on Facebook. The owner of the group, Kate Shabanov, claimed to have an apartment fire a few months back. The group consists of over 16 thousand members and a lot of them joined together and donated food and items. Thanks to the Cloth Diaper Scams Victim's Supports page it was proven that the fire never happened. They have audio recordings of her local police and fire stations stating that no such fire happened. The leasing agency of her condo also confirmed there was never a fire.
Since the scam reached multiple states (and even countries) it's not under local jurisdiction. You can file a report here if you were a victim of this scam. http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx
Kate is also a Co-op owner and has been scamming people out of diapers there. She has been taking orders and then after weeks of not sending them out she says she can't afford to ship then and when people want a refund she charges them a restocking fee!
If anyone on the Cloth Diaper Compendium even mentions the fire Kate is deleting the comments and banning them. There are thousands of people on there who don't know what is going on and Kate just keeps saying it's a "facebook glitch" deleting things. Right. lol. There used to be multiple admins on the page and they all left after this came out.
I just thought it'd be nice to spread the word in case anyone was a victim!
Kristen- Proud mommy to two beautiful girls and one handsome little man. Mackenzie Kay (4/16/09) Mya Mae (7/12/11) Mason Richard (11/5/12)