Both celebrities used Instagram to offer lavish rewards that enticed others to join the content hosted by an Australian firm, Curated Businesses. The winners were offered prizes such as a first-class flight to Los Angeles and a three-night stay in Beverly Hills. One of the rewards was also a grand total of $100,000. According to many claimants, many winners did not get their rewards. Kim Kardashian, Scott Disick, and Curated Businesses were also accused of selling the participants’ information to marketers, according to the complaint. However, the corporation insists that everything is legal and that they have all of the proper papers.
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Scott Disick and Kim Kardashian in legal trouble? The purported lottery fraud detail.
The contest, which will be conducted in May 2020, has now landed Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick in hot water, with the complaint alleging that the lottery was a farce. Curated Businesses, the business that conducted the lottery, is now being sued for selling entrants’ personal information for advertising. While Scott and Kim Kardashian’s Instagram postings, as well as the company’s assertions that the winners would get $50,000 in rewards. However, the plaintiffs are skeptical of the company’s motives. At the same time, the firm says that every winner is genuine and that they have received their promised gifts.
The firm also claims to have all of the necessary documentation to hold a contest like this, as well as to demonstrate that the company is real and that the rewards were properly given. The complaint, on the other hand, contends differently. Those who joined the sweepstakes have reported getting calls from hundreds of advertisements. At the same time, the lawsuit says that the lottery was arranged with the help of celebrities and influencers such as Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Sofia Richie, Gretchen Christine Rossi, and Christine Quinn. However, the legal notification just mentions Kim Kardashian and Scott Disick’s names. Each has filed a $20 million lawsuit. In addition to the two celebrities, the Australian corporation is being sued.
Through their website, Curated Business outlines how winners are chosen.
While some believe that the lottery was a scam, the company has included a number of frequently asked questions, along with their solutions, in the FAQ area of their website. There is also a list of campaign winners from 2019 to 2022 on the website. The corporation describes itself as a Proprietary Limited company on its FAQ website. They even provided their ACN and GST numbers. According to the company:
“For our campaigns, we always get the required government-issued lottery licenses, and the final draw is done by an independent third party and monitored by a qualified scrutineer.”
The page also discusses how the winners are chosen. According to the company’s website:
“We hire a third-party facilitator to perform a random drawing among all qualified applicants.” They are certified and compliant by the Australian government. We also hire a qualified independent scrutineer to monitor the random draw, as required by Australian law.”
Kim Kardashian, Scott Disick, and the Curated Business have yet to issue a formal comment in response to the case.