Bodyin8 scam June 2018

In June 2018 there have been a large number of reports about Bodyin8.

They operate through a Level 1 provider called Tap2Bill who are responsible for the 83463 shortcode which is associated with quite a few of these scams.

At the time of writing they are not showing on the PSA Number checker. However the customer service number given in the sign up text is 03300538661. This number appears to belong to a company to which Bodyin8 have contracted out their customer service.

The company behind Bodyin8 is Well Fitness Ltd (Company number 09994445). The registered address is : Onega House, 112 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom, DA14 6NE.

I am not currently aware of any email address which can be used for Bodyin8, so it may be necessary to send correspondence by post to their registered address.

Advice if you’ve been affected by the Bodyin8 scam.

Unfortunately, the way that this works is that you have to contact Bodyin8 and get them to stop the subscription. You should also ask for a full refund of any money they have taken. You are entitled, under Section 45(3) of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 to insist that this refund is made back to the account from which it was taken. Under section 45(4) of the same act, any refund needs to be made within 14 days of it being offered and accepted.

If Bodyin8 do not co-operate or do not refund in full, you can then revert to your own network, and ask them to take action under the Mobile Operators Code Of Practice for the management and operation of PFI (Payforit).  O2, EE, Three and Vodafone also have their own procedures for handling ‘Payforit’  and these are linked on this page which gives more detailed advice on how to proceed if you are refused a full refund.

Ultimately if a full refund is refused I have evidence that these companies will pay out when faced with the possibility of a claim in the small claims court.  Legal action, through the small claims court, is likely to be the fastest and most successful approach to resolving a dispute with Bodyin8. They don’t dispute that they have taken your money. Ultimately they have to prove that you knowingly consented to the payments or make a full refund.

You should also complain to the Phone-paid Services Authority  (PSA) about the unauthorised charges. The regulator will not handle individual cases, but will take action if specific companies generate a disproportionate number of complaints. PSA have informed us that they are already investigating this company.

 

Sample reports of the Bodyin8 ‘Payforit’ scam

8 Replies to “Bodyin8 scam June 2018”

  1. I have just got a text that I signed up for a free subscription with bodyin8 and I will be charged 3 pound a week after a day free trial when I have never signed up to them and I have never heard of them ,I see all the messages on here that’s it’s a scam,these scumbags taking people’s money scamming people annoys me so much

  2. This is absolutely a cheating and scam company! I have been secretly stolen £12 per month by them since January of this year. They got this money via Vodafone who put the money on my bill. I just recently discovered this. I talked to the cheaters about a refund but they didn’t care. They said I subscribed to their service but I never did! How can Great Britain allow these scam companies to operate? Can someone take them to prison?

    1. Hi Ray

      You will, by now, have realised that you are not alone in being scammed by Bodyin8. If they have refused a refund, ask for that in writing, and then follow it up with a letter before action. So far they have always settled before any court action has been started. They know they would lose, and they would be liable for your costs once you had started legal action. There is a sample letter before action on the site, which you can use as a template. There is plenty of evidence online that Bodyin8 have been signing up large numbers of consumers without consent, so you have a very strong case.

  3. Ive just wrote a letter as bodyin8 have been taking £12 a month since june, gonna wait and see what they say, ive given them 14 days, absolutely disgusting theifing scoundrels.

  4. Ok here are the companies registration details for body in 8 scam the ones who try and get you to sign up and then add money to your mobile bill its only six quid but they’ve tried it twice now. Ive contacted o2 about this and they have given me a number to cancel the subscriptions it is 83463 text stop and that should do it but thats not the point people have been charged much more . They are part of a company called well fitness Ltd ive got their details on companies house here
    WELL FITNESS LIMITED

    Company number 09994445

    Company Overview for WELL FITNESS LIMITED (09994445)
    Filing history for WELL FITNESS LIMITED (09994445)
    People for WELL FITNESS LIMITED (09994445)
    Officers Persons with significant control
    Current officers
    4 officers / 3 resignations
    MAGUIRE, Elizabeth Jane
    Correspondence address
    Onega House, 112 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom, DA14 6NE
    Role ACTIVE
    Director
    Date of birth
    October 1983
    Appointed on
    21 February 2018
    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    England
    Occupation
    Company Director
    ALLEN, Ian Michael
    Correspondence address
    Onega House, 112 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom, DA14 6NE
    Role RESIGNED
    Director
    Date of birth
    November 1962
    Appointed on
    9 February 2016
    Resigned on
    21 February 2018
    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    England
    Occupation
    Director
    ALLEN, Ian Michael
    Correspondence address
    Onega House, 112 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom, DA14 6NE
    Role RESIGNED
    Director
    Date of birth
    November 1962
    Appointed on
    9 February 2016
    Resigned on
    9 February 2018
    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    England
    Occupation
    Company Director
    MELLY, Callum Raymond
    Correspondence address
    Onega House, 112 Main Road, Sidcup, Kent, United Kingdom, DA14 6NE
    Role RESIGNED
    Director
    Date of birth
    November 1988
    Appointed on
    9 February 2016
    Resigned on
    19 August 2018
    Nationality
    British
    Country of residence
    United Kingdom
    Occupation
    Director
    o2 gave me a number to call as well
    03300538661
    I suggest we bombard these Bastards with calls until they refund everyone they have scammed . Look What happened with Amigo bastards charging people thousands of pounds to borrow a few hundred . This is the type thing that Rip off Britain would cover they would send people to their houses and get them on tv. Any company can be sued for bankruptcy just look it up they are a limited company so would be covered if we got together to smash them.

  5. Recently I have also been scammed of £78 by bodyin8, I have not used or heard of their service. I am looking for a refund if possible.
    I was emailed a statement of weekly payments; unfortunately I had taken their subscription texts as a scam and had not replied stop, as I was unaware of the subscription.

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