Scott Disick and Kim Kardashian is being sued for $40 million (US$59 million) for advertising luxury prizes on Instagram that is allegedly part of a fake lottery scam.
Contestants are said to have promised prizes including first-class tickets to LA, three nights in a Beverly Hills hotel, and a $100,000 cash prize ($150,000).
Disick, 39, and Kardashian, 41, have teamed up with Aussie-based Curated Businesses, which hosted the contest in 2020, with the celebrity couple backing the contest while encouraging millions of people. track their participation.
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However, in a class action lawsuit involving people who entered contests but didn’t win, it was alleged that the giveaway was a spoof to sell their personal information to advertisers. .
In the paperwork obtained by TMZthe plaintiffs allege they were “intruded by hundreds of advertisers, some of whom were soliciting Plaintiffs with potentially offensive and unwanted content”.
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The legal documents also include this passage: “Just 20 years ago, Oprah gave away a car and cash. But today’s entertainment moguls seem only interested in getting richer and living a life. a more lavish lifestyle, while deceiving their fans and followers.”
9Honey Celebrity has reached out to Rated Business for a statement.
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According to the lawsuit, Disick is believed to be the main organizer of the lottery, and his family members Kim, Khloé Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kylie Jenner helped promote it to their followers on Instagram, as well as other reality TV stars. Real Housewives of Orange Countyby Gretchen Christine Rossi and Sunset sale alum Christine Quinn.
Insiders also TMZ that there is no “legitimate winner” or documentation to prove anyone actually won the contest.
However, sources close to Curated Businesses told the outlet that every winner is legit and has been awarded their prize, with the company in possession of the proper paperwork as proof.
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Likewise, on the Organized Business website, list of campaign winners from 2019 to 2022 shared and on Company FAQ pageunder the question “How are winners chosen?”, they detail how winners are selected.
“We use the services of a third-party coordinator to conduct a random draw of all eligible participants,” the business stated.
“The Australian Government has approved and complied. As required by Australian law, we also employ the services of a qualified independent custodian to oversee the random draw.”
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