Complaint / review text:
In October 2011 I followed an advertisement on Facebook (world poetry). It had been on Facebook for a while and was still there until last week:
“Enter 1 poem for $1000 poetrycontest.com. Free entry. Possible publication. 116 prizes. Free contest ends soon. Enter now! ”
I have the screen image of the advert. I entered a poem and heard from them that my poem was selected and would also be published in their year poetry book. The address on their letterhead, envelop and brochures was Park City, Utah 84060. With an understanding that Facebook is a trusted site, I ordered two copies and sent them a check for $115. It was cashed. They acknowledged receipt of check and indicated that books would reach me, latest by January 13,2012. No books and no responses to my several follow-ups. Ironically enough the advertisement was still on Facebook until last week. Is there a way I can recover my money? And warn people not to trust Facebook adverts?