ShareThis Page
Makeup ‘deal’ turns out to be scam at Indiana County store |

Makeup ‘deal’ turns out to be scam at Indiana County store

David Zalubowski/AP

A woman was scammed this month by an unidentified male who claimed Walmart in Indiana County was offering a “deal” on makeup, according to state police.

The woman reported to troopers that the man approached her Sept. 1 at the White Township store. He claimed the store was offering a limited time “deal” in which she could purchase a large amount of makeup in a makeup bag for $20, police said.

Once the transaction was complete, the woman opened the bag and found it wasn’t what the suspect had described. She requested a refund and Walmart customer service said they had not offered the deal, police said.

The suspect could not be located inside the store. He is described as a white male between 18 and 22 years old. He had black hair and was wearing pants and a red/pink shirt.

Renatta Signorini is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Renatta at 724-837-5374, [email protected] or via Twitter @byrenatta.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.