Kitchener-Waterloo

Beware of buying makeup on social media, police warn

Waterloo Regional Police say there have been 35 reports made to officers of people paying for makeup on social media sites, but not receiving any product.

Police have received 35 reports of people paying for makeup, but not receiving it

Police have received 35 reports of people ordering makeup on social media, paying for it, but not receiving any product. (iStock/Getty Images)

Police are warning people to be wary of who they buy their makeup from after receiving several complaints from people who say they've bought makeup online, but never received the product.

Waterloo Regional Police have received 35 reports of the alleged fraud.

People have told officers they purchased the makeup through social media sites, sent payment for the products, but never received their items.

Police said people should be "cautious when buying merchandise online and conduct safe online transactions."

Police suggested people visit wrps.on.ca or antifraudcentre.ca for more information on how to avoid online fraud or scams.

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