Scammers falsely advertise products claiming to have the endorsement of a famous preacher or celebrity. Beware of companies using a celebrity or preacher’s name to sell CBD products. You can spot a scam by reading Snopes’ investigation of Tom Selleck as a CBD spokesman. Also, beware of companies that use Christian leaders’ names as a spokesman, such as Dr. Charles Stanley.
Scammers falsely advertise Charles Stanley’s endorsement of CBD products
Recently, popular US pastor Charles Stanley was the victim of a social media scam. People have been posting that he endorses CBD oil. The truth is that CBD is the second most common active ingredient in marijuana. Although there are a lot of different health benefits associated with CBD, there is no evidence of any harm to the public or “high” from using it. In Touch Ministries has issued a SCAM ALERT for those who want to avoid being a victim of this fraud.
The ripoff started in April, when fake “Fox News” stories claimed that Charles Stanley endorses CBD products. However, the statements were not true, and many famous personalities have disputed the claims. Other prominent personalities have been used to promote CBD products, including Christian leaders such as Joyce Meyer and T. D. Jakes. A quick search online for these celebrities revealed a lot of similar ads, despite Stanley’s name not being associated with the products.
A recent article in the New York Times revealed how the gummies were fraudulently marketed as Charles Stanley’s endorsement of CBD products. The company’s website boasts that they are made of natural substances and are beneficial to the body. The products are not intended for use as a cure for any illness, so you should not believe everything you read in the advertising. Some scammers have even claimed to use Charles Stanley’s endorsement to get more customers for their products.
Scammers use preacher’s name on gummy bears
New ads for CBD gummy bears and CBD oil have been published, using Charles Stanley’s name on a large marijuana leaf and spilled gummy bears. The preacher does not endorse any CBD products. The advertisements are false, and the company has been reporting them to social media sites. There are other ways to detect fraudulent advertisements, but the following steps may help you avoid becoming a victim.
Scammers use celebrity’s name on gummy bears
A new scam involves the use of a famous person’s name to sell products, in this case a CBD gummy bear with the name of actor Charles Stanley. The ads are widely circulated online and include pictures of the preacher next to a marijuana leaf and spilled gummy bears. In addition to the fake ads, some of the websites also offer products that do not contain CBD.
The website that promotes these products often uses fictitious celebrity names. The celebrity will not be talking about the product on their social media accounts, so these are most likely scams. Also, check whether the celebrity has verified social media accounts. If a celebrity does not speak about CBD products, it’s not a good sign. The same applies to any CBD product marketed in the form of gummy bears.
Fake CBD Advertisements appeared Simultaneously on Multiple Icelandic Websites
In April, the first fake CBD advertisements appeared simultaneously on multiple Icelandic websites. Some of these sites were launched before the scam. Initially, some of these sites featured celebrity names, such as Martha Stewart. The second wave of websites claimed to be news outlets and ended in a large red buy button. The promotional material was written in garbled English with health and fitness buzzwords.