The Independent went down a rabbit hole to find the culprit. They began investigating “Mother’s Lounge,” the company they believed was behind the mass mailing campaign, and saw that another website promoting a Mother Lounge product said that product was “one of the many creations of Jenny Bosco in Pleasant Grove, Utah.”
According to a statement issued by the Surry County Sheriff’s Office in Virginia, Mother’s Lounge was part of a similar mass-shipping incident in February. The general manager for Mother’s Lounge had told officials that the letters were sent by Jeanette Pierce. The Independent found a LinkedIn profile for a Jeanette Pierce living in Pleasant Grove, Utah -- she was the “marketing coordinator” at Mother’s Lounge, LLC. Not so pleasant in the grove, I reckon.
The Independent reported that the Better Business Bureau (BBB) saw an increase in complaints against Mother’s Lounge in February, with claims that the brand was targeting pregnant women with “gift cards.” One report specifically noted that the person received “gift cards” from a “Jen,” for Eskimo Kids, Little Wanderers, Canopy Couture, and Udder Covers products. Go look at the picture of coupons above, and gasp appropriately.
In the complaints, you learn that the inventory is slim on these websites, that the products are expensive, and that the basic shipping fees are between $13-$22. The BBB requested that the company discontinue certain company practices, calling their card scheme “questionable.”
We don’t know at this time how exactly the company got ahold of these women. Many questions remain -- including, can someone please send me coupons?