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foxhill
08-07-2005, 06:03 PM
Mablewhite.com and marthawhite.com. I want to try their emulsoy emuslifier for lotions/cremes but I have heard that others had problems with them but nothing specific. I was wondering if anyone had any input.

RobinInOR
08-07-2005, 06:37 PM
I would go to http://soapdishforumarchives.com and look up some threads :)
http://www.soapdisharchives.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38525&hl=mabel+_white
http://www.soapdisharchives.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=59011&hl=mabel+_white
http://www.soapdisharchives.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=38533&hl=mabel+_white

That might clue you in on some of her history so you can make a decision if you want to do business with her. I'm pretty sure you can read those threads w/o joining...

Oh, they're the same person. Debra Dolen...

Bunny
08-07-2005, 10:15 PM
Oh yeah, get ready for some serious reading. Or take my word for it, stay away from her, far far away...lol

Indescent
08-07-2005, 10:17 PM
I thought this should be here as well....

Amazing...



AAA FAMILY: Consumers Sue Work-at-Home Co. for Fraud; Founder Resigns
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The founder of a Sarasota work-at-home company accused of defrauding
customers across the nation has left the company. Deborah Dolen's
resignation from AAA Family Centers came two days after a story about
the company appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on Jan. 2. Deborah
Dolen said she resigned because she had accomplished her "purpose." The
work-at-home company faces a lawsuit in circuit court.

Ms. Dolen insisted that she helped - not hurt - customers with her
paralegal business and said her latest round of problems stems from
people's inability to forget her troubled past and acknowledge her many
accomplishments. "You will never meet a woman in your life who has tried
as hard as I to overcome crises . . . and who still managed to help as
many people as I have," Ms. Dolen wrote in a statement. "I have never
intentionally hurt anyone, in fact all I ever do is give, often times
way too much."

In her 36 years, Ms. Dolen has had her share of problems. She has used
more than a half-dozen aliases and a handful of Social Security numbers.
She has said she once was a prostitute. She served seven years for using
money collected for a charity for crippled children for a luxury home
and cars.

These days, the Sarasota woman is under investigation again. The state
Attorney General's Office in Tampa is looking into Ms. Dolen and AAA
Family Centers. So is the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. And the
Florida Bar is trying to find out whether Ms. Dolen practiced law
without a license. Investigators say as many as 5,000 people across the
country may have bought paralegal kits from AAA Family Centers after
finding out about the work-at-home program from newspaper ads and the
Internet. Some customers have complained they were not paid, given less
work than promised and provided useless or pirated computer programs,
said Kevin Jackson, an investigator in the Attorney General's Office.

Ms. Dolen and the company also face a lawsuit in Pinellas-Pasco Circuit
Court. Dissatisfied customer Peter Penrose of St. Petersburg filed a
suit last month and is asking a judge to let others join him in a
class-action suit.

Ms. Dolen said she resigned Jan. 4 because her "purpose" had been
accomplished. But she is still featured prominently, along with her
teenage daughters, on AAA's Web site and uses the company's e-mail
address.

Company officials would not comment on the circumstances of Dolen's
departure. But they did say AAA continues to sell the kits for $ 345 to
customers, who are hired to type up the lengthy divorce and bankruptcy
forms at home.

The company, affiliated with the independent paralegal organization
Para-Link International, seems to make most of its money off the kits
themselves - 5,000 kits at $ 345 each is almost $ 1.8-million - and not
by completing divorce and bankruptcy forms, customers and investigators
say. Each kit buyer is paid $ 25 for typing one set of forms. "We're
continuing as normal," said Marcy Haley, assistant sales manager and
member of the three-person management team running the company for
stockholders. Sales "are about the same - a pretty steady flow."

But the complaints continue to pour into consumer protection agencies
around the state and the Attorney General's Office.

Diane Weart, 53, had been ill and was searching for a job she could do
from her home in the Orlando area when she saw an ad for AAA. She had
worked as a paralegal for two decades, so she was sure she could master
the program. She had some initial problems with the software, but Ms.
Weart said she believed Ms. Dolen's assurance the programs would be
fixed and even agreed to become a trainer for other kit buyers. Ms.
Weart quit, though, after hundreds of other people had problems with the
kits and the company did not pay what she was owed. "I know I'm never
going to see a dime from her," Ms. Weart said.

Jackson, the investigator, said he sent information to the Sarasota
County Sheriff's Office because he thinks the case may be criminal.

Sheriff's Detective Mike O'Brien, who is handling the case, did not
return several messages for comment last week.

Ms. Haley said the company hasn't been told of any investigations. But
the company's former attorney was sent a letter dated Dec. 22 from
Lexis-Nexis, which owns some of the computer programs used by AAA,
accusing the company of copyright infringement and threatening to sue. A
second company, Corel in Ontario, also is considering action, Jackson
said. The allegations, combined with Dolen's history, may indicate
criminal intent, Jackson said.

In 1990, Ms. Dolen - under the name Deborah Harvey - was convicted of
racketeering and grand theft for using money from the Foundation for
Children with Spina Bifida to buy a $ 225,000 home, a Mercedes-Benz and
other cars. In 1992, she was found guilty of money laundering,
credit-card fraud and living off the services of a prostitute. She has
faced myriad other charges, including trying to hire an undercover
detective in 1988 to steal and burn her car for insurance, a charge on
which she was acquitted. "My past experience with the legal system was
so horrific, overwhelming and unfair, I dedicated my life to helping
others afford justice," Ms. Dolen wrote in her statement. (St.
Petersburg Times, January 17, 2000)

SatinDucky
08-09-2005, 12:49 AM
OMG! I'm speechless :eek:

I definately knw who NOT to do business with!

prestopotwaxmelter.com
02-02-2006, 11:57 AM
I read the posts about Mabel White with great interest. In reading the posts and the cease & desist orders and all the comments, I saw that Ewe R Wooley was mentioned more than once. My question: is Ewe R Wooley just as crooked? How were they involved in this? Ewe R Wooley is not that far from me, however I don't really buy alot of stuff from them. But I do know fellow candlemakers that think they are the cat's meow. Just curious, what's the scoop on them and there affiliation with this Mabel White?

zimyola
05-01-2008, 10:02 AM
Stay away from Mabel White!!

I bought items(over priced) from M.W and they never delivered. I had to open a claim to get my items but they only sent a partial shipment with a tracking confirmation. She scammed me and will not return my emails or refund my money!!!. She knows the system, how to scam with Pay pal. They only care that a package was sent, not what was sent. She could have mailed me rocks. If you purchase items, pay by C.Card. They will refund your money in full!!. STAY AWAY!!!... Very unfair.

Lady Di
05-02-2008, 07:23 PM
I just got through reading these posts (which are pretty old). I'm stunned. I have done business with Mabel White several years ago and never had any problems. We became email friends and communicated fairly regularly. There was something about her that I could not quite put my finger on... something not right. She was up, then she was down. She had grandious plans for various business ventures which never panned out. She made herself look really bigger than life -- she was going to marry some tycoon from Canada, then he seemed to disappear -- she was going to sell her million dollar home, but she is still there. I could go on and on. I had actually come to the conclusion that she was a manic depressive. Looks like my radar was right on target. I had no idea about her past. She is currently involved in another business venture where she has solicited reps to sell her product line. I fear for them. Or... maybe its just another one of her grandious schemes and all make believe.

Debk
05-02-2008, 08:48 PM
I found out the hard way!

bells4shells
05-02-2008, 09:36 PM
I just removed this site out of my bookmarks. I had seen this site awhile back and bookmarked. i only remember they had some unique items I hadn't yet seen on supplier sites.... Just awful.

Debk
05-02-2008, 09:59 PM
Yes, awful! I took her out of my bookmarks too.

soycrazy
05-02-2008, 10:55 PM
Doesn't surprise me one bit years ago I ordered from her and after pleading for months and filing with paypal she sent my order. Her apology gift was a pencil with her name on it :angry2: