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Has anyone heard of this?  It was a link posted in a FB beauty group, and it's the first I heard of it.  I started putting in my info, but when I got to the payment screen, I realized the link did NOT start with "https", indicating a secure website.  

 

It's a 4x a year service, the samples are "free", you just have to pay the $5 Processing/shipping fee (so $20/year for 4 boxes).

 

http://beautybox.walmart.com/

 

I'd sign up in a heartbeat if I knew if it was legit.  Doing some research through the main Walmart site, I'll post back if I hear anything!

 

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Oh no - I didn't even think it might be a scam.  Now I'm worried :(

 

 

ETA: everything *looked* okay to me.  The confirmation email I got was from [email protected]

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I went directly to the Walmart site and there was a link on their beauty page for it...so maybe it is legit?

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I'd say it is legit since if you go the beauty department on walmart.com you will see a link on the left hand side under special offers called Beauty Box Subscription that takes you to where you can sign up. 

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It was also posted on MSA, I trust the links that she posts.  I signed up, luckily I used my AMEX, so if there is a problem it will be taken care of.  Never thought about it being a scam, though!

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Awesome!  The lack of the secure URL is the only thing stopping me now.  I'll remove the "Real or Scam" from the thread title, since it seems to be totally legit with the link from the main site and the Swagbucks confirmation.

 

Yay!

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I just signed up; for $5 I'll give it a shot :D

 

Got a confirmation email right away - said I will be getting another email once it ships.

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I signed up! I got my confirmation e-mail and it says "Beauty Box Ordered: Fall 2014" so I'm even more excited now!

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I hate Walmart and don't shop there so they can't use my money for evil, but I'm a sucker for a cheap beauty bag! Oops!

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I'll take a $5 risk! Just signed up. I may like this. I always miss the target boxes. This seems like it might be the same

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I feel like I'm getting dragged into a whirlpool.... lol.

 

OK, can any Internet-savvy guru ladies reassure me that the site is SECURE to type in my CC info, even though the site does NOT start with "https" and there is no "locked padlock" icon where it usually is on a secure site?

 

I want this so bad, just don't want to put my info on a site that could be compromised.... (not trying to harsh anyone's groove here, I've just had identity theft happen in the past and now I'm all Mad-Eye Moody with the CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!!)

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A website is NOT secure if their credit card screen does not start with https. Not every browser will have the lock, but properly secured websites will always start with https. Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure. The Secure can only be there if the website and the joining server have been authenticated against protection of attacks as well as the encryption of information sent between the site and the server. It provides extra security. Otherwise, in a standard http, the information you input is unlikely to be encrypted or have any sort of protection. It does not matter if the rest of the URL has the word "secure" in it, it is not unless it begins with https. However, https isn't 100% fool proof, but it is much, much safer than having an unsecured page. 

 

As far as the box goes, although it is legit, I will be passing. I do not like walmart and I'm not interested in the beauty brands that they typically carry.

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Eh, I figure my credit card is really good about rejecting fraudulent charges. Worst case scenario, I have some charges reversed and get a new card.

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Hmmmmm pondering it. I have a walmart credit card I rarely use (I keep it because it gets me my Transunion credit score for free) that I could use so it wouldn't be overly risky....hmmmmmmmmm......

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Eh, I figure my credit card is really good about rejecting fraudulent charges. Worst case scenario, I have some charges reversed and get a new card.

That's my plan

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Ok I'm in. My walmart card is strictly a walmart store card so if it's not associated with walmart it should reject it, so I'll guniea pig it.

 

Edit: hmmmm won't take it as my store card doesn't have an expiration date. Ah well.

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