A New Jersey woman is hoping to get a refund after a fake cosmetic company allegedly tried to trick her into buying it.
Elizabeth Kowalski, 32, told the New Jersey Times that she fell in love with the “Makeup Genie” cosmetics company when she saw a TV ad.
But the company allegedly contacted her on Facebook and told her to go to the store and purchase products on its website.
Kowalksi said the company sent her a “beauty package” but then later told her that it would not be shipped to her apartment.
Instead, the company emailed her that she would be charged $35 for each product she ordered.
Kowallsi said she was also not allowed to speak to the representatives in person.
When she arrived at the store, the representatives told her she could use the money to pay for the products but not send them out.
“It was just a joke,” she told the paper.
“I didn’t realize it was a scam until I opened the package.”
Kowalsksi also claims that the company has a history of lying to customers.
A former employee told Kowaloski that the products were made in China and not in New Jersey.
She told the newspaper that she was shocked that the cosmetics company would lie to her.
“I just felt like there was no way that a company like this could lie to me like that,” Kowaleski told the Times.
“It just seems really wrong.”
Kawalkski said she has started a GoFundMe account to raise money for the cost of the products.