Consumer Warning About Purchasing Lotion on the Internet
If you purchase tanning lotion online from an internet reseller, you are at risk for ID theft, fraud, credit card theft and other crimes.
The manufacturers of many popular indoor tanning lotions are legally pursuing internet resellers for product diversion, copyright infringement, false advertising, and tortious interference with contracts and many other violations for selling their products directly to consumers via the internet. Many lawsuits have already been won by the manufacturer and the courts have determined that some internet tanning lotion resellers are illegally distributing this tanning lotion to the public.
- Here is a link detailing a major win by Australian Gold
- or you can read the summary
- Here is another warning from Designer Skin
Some of these internet resellers have responded to this legal action by hiding their activities over seas or by setting up fraudulent or non U.S. based businesses in order to continue their illegal activities. They often go to great lengths to remain hidden and anonymous.
In many cases, your credit card and personal information is sent to a company or web server that resides over seas and is then processed by companies that may be operating illegally. We can imagine that you do not want your credit card infomation in the hands of such people.
Below is a list of lotions that may be sold illegally on the internet. You are taking a great risk if you purchase lotion from anyone selling these products online or via eBay:
- Australian Gold
- Swedish Beauty
- Caribbean Gold Attitude
- Designer Skin
- California Tan
- Emerald Bay
- Coco Beach
- Swanky Girl
- Fiji Blend
There may be others not currently listed.
Q. Are all internet resellers of indoor tanning lotions doing so illegally?
A. No. Some indoor tanning lotion manufacturers allow their products to be sold online.
Q. Why is this website advertising other websites that sell lotions on this list to the public?
A. **Ads are necessary to recouperate costs for web maintenance. Please note that we do not control who is listed in the ads on this website and that not all advertisers in these ads are nefarious. Many are legitimate, hard working companies**
We ask that you please do your research before buying tanning lotions online.
Q. What should I do if I want to buy tanning lotions online that are listed above?
A. Don't. The risk to you is not worth it. Buy from your local tanning salon instead.
Q. Can I purchase tanning lamps and tanning beds online?
A. The information above is restricted to indoor tanning lotions only.