For our North American readers think Martha Stewart without the jailtime !
Australian publication Pondering Pot reports
Celebrity chef Maggie Beer has warned her followers that her image and name are being used in a series of scam ads for CBD oil.
The Great Australian Bake Off star has told followers that ads featuring her have appeared as sponsored posts on Facebook, while other ads are using her face to advertise a line of CBD oil supposedly created by the chef.
Maggie and her team have told her followers she has no association with the ads nor the CBD being advertised, calling it a scam.
In an example on her website, Maggie shows an ad depicting her picture alongside a bottle of oil and cannabis leaves. Another example features a fake news story implying Maggie uses CBD oil as a treatment for chronic pain and “wouldn’t be here without CBD”.
Her official website reports…
HEMP OIL SCAM WARNING
We are aware that there is a sneaky hemp/CBD oil advertisement circulating online that is falsely using Maggie’s name and images and indicating that she is an endorser.
Please be advised that Maggie is not associated with this product or business in any way and we understand it to be a scam.
Please don’t click on links or give any personal information or payment details to these people, they will take your money.
If you have been impacted by this scam or want to raise further concerns, please contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission at www.accc.gov.au or Scamwatch at www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam.
Please share this information with your family and friends.
Warm Wishes – Team MB
Examples of fake product pages are below: