Earlier today, we posted a really hot Tree Hut sugar scrub deal. The deal was only up for a short while as we discovered that it wasn’t a legit site. We wanted to alert you to this and let you know what to do if you tried to get the deal.
The deal we posted was on a site that looked identical to the real Tree Hut site and even had a believable URL, so it slipped past our usually very keen eyes. These types of sites that mirror a legit site are becoming more and more prevalent. We try our hardest to always do our due diligence to make sure what we post here is 100% legitimate, but this site didn’t have the usual red flags (weird URL, misspelled words on the home page, offers too good to be true, etc.) so we missed that it wasn’t legit.
The deal was only up for a short while before we realized something was off when a reader messaged to say their order wasn’t going through. Upon further investigation, we discovered it was not legit. We immediately deleted the post off of the blog and Facebook. We value your trust as our readers, so we wanted to be honest and upfront about what happened and let you know.
What You Should Do About It
If you gave your credit card info to the “Tree Hut” site today, please immediately call your bank and request to cancel your card and get a new one. We don’t know for sure what the scam site was doing and/or if they were stealing bank information, but to be on the safe side, that is what we suggest you do.
The majority of people who we heard from who tried to get the deal weren’t able to get their card to go through, but we still feel like it would be wise to cancel your card. If you have further information on what happened if you tried to order and/or if your card was charged or anything else weird happens, please let us know.
What We Are Doing About It
We are so sorry we messed up and didn’t catch that this wasn’t a legit site before posting. As always, we vigilantly research every deal we post and would never intentionally post anything that is not 100% legitimate. We talked as a team today about having even more in-depth processes in place to catch something like this in the future.
At the end of the day, we are only humans behind this screen and sometimes we mess up. Thank you for being here. Thank you for trusting us. And thank you for your grace!