Fake Facebook post tricks thousands of women into thinking Ulta closed

Posted at 10:32 PM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 07:27:07-04

Maybe you've seen it. Maybe you've shared it!

A viral Facebook post claims Ulta Beauty stores are shutting down and you can get products for cheap or even free!

But, if you click the link, a fake "People Magazine" article pops up, highlighting free samples of Ulta's face cream.

"It popped up and it had all these reviews, read the reviews and the testimonials," says one woman who admits she believed the ad and got scammed.

She's not alone. This latest Facebook post is similar to other online scams, which tout free face cream. In fact, the fake news stories are connected by the same post office boxes in California and Utah.

So far, thousands of women have been duped out of hundreds of dollars from because they miss the impossible 14-day window to cancel. 

Another woman admits the company overcharged her by $600!

The company's been contacted, but no one's returning the calls.

If you do get scammed, make sure to dispute the charge through your credit card company.