Continuing from the thread I started.
Basically, people over at http://www.naturallycurly.com/ discovered a link between Moptop Maven a.k.a Nikole Crowe (previously scammed people) and a Natural haircare company called Enso Naturals. Nikole's name was on an email. This got people's backs up and they decided to enquire, rather than address the rumour quickly and keep it moving, they kept quiet and started to remove traces of her from their email/website.
This comment that was left on Enso Natural's page was deleted.
Hey! I just found out that MoptopMaven is the guru behind this hair care line. I'm so excited!!!! I love her hair and I'm glad she got better and started Enso!!! God Bless you chica! Can you please update your blog?? lol we miss you.
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Then they started to send cease and desist letters to people that dared to question what was happening.
This poster created a post about Enso and questioned the links to Nikolehttp://www.curlycopia.com/natural-hair-issues/when-owning-a-natural-hair-product-company-goes-terribly-wrong/
She was sent a cease and desist letter for simply asking questions. The lady took the letter to her
lawyer and who poked a few holes in ithttp://www.curlycopia.com/hair-hurdles/the-truth-is-the-best-defense-to-defamation/
NIKOLE CROWE/MOPTOP MAVEN
As recently as the 5th of August people were still leaving messages for MOP TOP praying for her well being. Other people angered by Enso's silence took the drama over to MOPTOP's page.
does this look like the face of a scammer?
It started with someone "subtly" posting some info on consumer complaints and fraud on MTM's facebook page. And it went on from there...what does MOPTOP MAVEN aka NIKOLE CROWE (aka ENSO NATURALS) do? She briefly addresses the rumours about Enso on twitter, says nothing about her jewellery line and diverts the attention to another tragedy - child died hours after birth. And then blocks her twitter page from being viewed. I would be inclined to be sympathetic, if she hadn't pulled a similar stunt before claiming that she was sick to get out of sending people their items or refunding them. Also, why is this child just being mentioned now? She lost the child in April. So odds are, she would have been pregnant in February when she got ill and she stopped blogging. Was she aware of the baby when she was out doing this in Dec/Feb?
not the face of a scammer.
she is having the Philliptini - grey goose and lychee.
Screengrab of her twitter and birth certificate
For months, she was too sick to blog or refund people's money, but once her new scheme is exposed she is suddenly well enough to delete messages and update her twitter on the death of her son?
I used to read her blog and I always wondered how she funded her lifestyle because to the best of my knowledge she was unemployed. Yet, she was going to fancy-shmancy restaurants and parties.
ENSO and MOPTOP MAVEN/NIKOLE
Nikole’s e-personality on LHCF is Gabanna girl and she has mentioned that she used to sell raw ingredients to salons and make her own products…http://www.longhaircareforum.com/showthread.php?t=325123
Using the same e-personality on a different site: http://www.curlynikki.com/2009/02/gabbana-girl.html
Also all her business ventures use the same web design site:
Her Jewellery: http://www.wix.com/frankandmyrrh/fandm2#!page-6
Used/vintage clothing: http://www.wix.com/anothersundaymorning/another-sunday-morning/page-1
She seems like a creative woman with lots of ideas. Why she didn't stick to one and do it well is a mystery to me. I wonder where her friend Lo fits into all this....and why did she bring her daughter into it as well? She posted her pictures on her blog.
Finally it still hasn't been confirmed that ENSO and MOPTOP MAVEN aka NIKOLE CROWE are related, but their individual reactions to this speaks volumes.
ENSO claims they were hacked (compromised), in that case shouldn't they have informed their customers? Why go after the people that spotted the issue and not the hacker?
And the people at naturally curly who did all the work and contains A LOT more info:http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/4a/131157-moptop-maven-behind-enso-naturals.html
People over that NC discover a link between alleged scammer Nikole/Moptop Maven and Enso naturals. Instead of addressing the rumours in a professional manner both sides start misbehaving in the face of more and more proof mounting up against them.