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Campbell Live Investigation Leads to Removal of Mall Scammer

26 June, 2014

Campbell Live Investigation Leads to Removal of Mall Scammers

An Auckland mall has late this afternoon evicted a tenant following a Campbell Live investigation.

The Kiwi Income Property Trust, which owns LynnMall, this afternoon evicted tenant Dead Sea Premier following revelations of elder abuse.

Dead Sea Premier operates cosmetic kiosks in malls throughout New Zealand.

From tomorrow they will no longer be trading at LynnMall following revelations on Campbell Live tonight that staff bullied an 82-year-old woman into purchasing more than $5,000 in skin products over two weekends, holding her at the kiosk after the mall closed, taking partial EFTPOS payments and then accompanying her to an ATM to withdraw the balance in cash.

The victim’s son told Campbell Live: “Five thousand dollars for products that she doesn’t want and doesn’t use. They’re completely unopened. There’s one item there for a mask $599.99 which seems an awful amount of money for a mask and then on another receipt it seems to be the same item for $400. It looks like they’re just making up the prices as they go depending on how much they think they can get away with charging somebody.”

Campbell Live has since returned the unopened products to Dead Sea Premier’s head office. Kiwi Property Management Ltd told Campbell Live it had been advised Dead Sea Premier had refunded the elderly victim’s payments and it would also be apologising to the victim.

Campbell Live, 7pm weeknights on TV3.


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