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Texas Tam Send email
Mar 22, 2012


I ordered several Birth and Death Certificates Via Vitalchek with a credit card, with the understanding that and Estimated processing time was 7-10 days. I had to pay extra for this service. I could have made a mail in request for the wait time of 6-8 weeks. I ordered on 9/8/09 and my card was charged promptly. My order had "been sent for processing on 9/9/09". A reltaive of mine also made a request the same day, hers was honored in a timely manner. On 10/12/09 with no Certificates in sight, I called an 800 number from my email confirmation (good luck finding contact info on the website). I was told they could submit a request that would take an additional 3-5 days to get a response. I asked to speak to someone else. The next person told me that their was no way they could contact the state by phone and that I would have to wait the 3-5 days. She also told me that they were the customer service for the state but still could not make contact via telephone. HMMMM... So I asked to speak to a supervisor. I told them we should resolve the issue today or get my money back. They told me they would look into it (after 30 mintues of trying to talk circles around me). None of them seemed able to count the days on the calendar and were completely lost when it came to customer service. When I did finally get a return call, they informed that it is taking longer because it is a genealogy search. (mind you the same kind of search my relative did). When I informed them of this little hiccup, they went back to saying their only service is to send the request in, Nothing more. They feel they went above and beyond with their service by simply answering the phone and refusing to give me a time frame. They were very quick to point out that 7-10 days is simply an estimate and is in no way a guarantee of any kind. I asked to speak to the supervisior of Shakora who refused this request, stating simply that it is not possible. I asked for an address and was simply told we don't have a location. When I asked if she was floating in space she seemed offended. Each person I spoke with offered a new excuse as to why my order had not been filled. They were all very quick to note that their only service is to send the request. They refuse to refund the money and actually made me quite testy in the process. I firmly believe I have been scammed out of my money at this point and will until the matter is resovled. Shakora could not offer any dates as to when this matter might be resolved but simply asked that I trust her, when I have been lied to by this company at least 4 times, 3 of those today. I strongly recommend against using this company as they can not hold true to estimates thier own website. I also recommeded they change their "ESTIMATES" to a time frame more fitting.
CT-Mike Send email
Mar 22, 2012


I wish I had read this before I engaged them. My complaint to the Nashville BBB is almost a carbon copy..
Gladys Buren Send email
Mar 3, 2012

Paid, but received no certificate

On 1/19/2012 @13:11 I faxed the necessary paperwork to number 18662835861 to get a copy of my birth certificate so that I can get my retirement from a previous employer, they advised me that they needed a copy of my birth certificate. I can't find it in my home so I sent for a copy. I paid $30.00 on my credit card and I still have not received my birth certificate. My order #27825267 and my pin #457818 I need my birth certificate here before March 10th. Thank you for your help.
Gladys Buren
C. Machelle Bush Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Paid, but received no certificate

On January 4, 2010, I ordered a birth certificate for my aunt, who is 73 years old. She had a hard time obtaining an ID without a birth certificate, and she could not get a birth certificate without an ID. So we were really looking for other options. The people at the Health Dept. gave us this number to call at Vital Check, I paid $50.00 for what I though would be a birth certificate with two copies. Instead, the UPS man brought us paperwork, showing the documents we would need to obtain a birth certificate at the Vital statistics office on Bull St. in Columbia, SC. They did not send no money back!
Angela Hicks-Hickman Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Paid, but received no certificate

Hi Good Morning, My name is Angela Hicks-Hickman and I snet in on the behave of my daughter Danielle Rene" Hicks to recieve her Birth Certificate. I had faxed over to Vital Chek a copy of my Non-Drivers ID and a copy of her Soicail Security Card also a letter from her telling you that she gives me permission to send for her birth certificate. She doesn"t have ID. She is trying to get her driving license but doesn't have her birth certificate which is one of the aquirements.

Angela Hicks-Hickman
Angela Hicks-Hickman Send email
Feb 23, 2012

Paid, but received no certificate

I spelled the word sent wrong and also requirements and the word social

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