Don’t Fall For Reba McEntire’s ‘Sad News’, CBD and Keto Scam
Facebook users are reporting seeing paid ads that falsely claim country music star Reba McEntire has met sad news or “a tragic end”. These ads lead to articles on pages that were apparently designed to trick people into thinking they were reading FoxNews.com, Time.com and others, when in fact they were sent to similar websites. created by scammers. Such articles incorrectly claimed that McEntire endorsed CBD and keto gummies, sometimes referring to them as “Reba’s candy.” In reality, McEntire had not experienced any sad or tragic news and she never endorsed these products.
In the past, scammers have used the image and likeness of other celebrities to sell CBD and keto gummies, usually with the same script seen in this scam with McEntire. We have seen these same scams with Tom Selleck, Oprah Winfrey, Ree Drummond and many others.
The first stage of the scam is usually an advertisement on Facebook which falsely claims that there is some kind of sad or tragic news or possibly allegations against the celebrity, as we saw in this case with McEntire . One of the adverts featuring McEntire said she had come to “a tragic end”.
After clicking on the fake ad, users are directed to the second stage of the scam. This second step is the fake endorsement article. The article may appear to be from a well-known news agency, but in reality, the story is hosted by scammers. In the past, we’ve seen articles designed to look like People.com, FoxNews.com, UsWeekly.com, ABCNews.com, CNN.com, and Time.com, to name a few. The story usually falsely claims that the celebrity, in this case McEntire, is giving away free bottles of CBD or keto gummies.
The third step of the scam is to direct users of the fake celebrity endorsement article to the product order page. The product order page usually does not feature the celebrity’s name. In the past, we’ve found that purchasing CBD bottles or keto gummies on these types of product order pages typically enrolls customers in a trial program that hits them with a large recurring charge to their debit card. credit or debit approximately 30 days later. .
There is also arguably a fourth step in this scam, and that involves the customer. Weeks later, as the customer who saw the fake celebrity endorsement desperately tries to contact the company to cancel the trial and future orders, they may have trouble finding the phone number or email address. company email. They might also post on social media blaming the celebrity for the ordeal, still believing they endorsed the products.
Some of the products we saw from the scammers were featured in various fake articles with the unauthorized use of McEntire’s image and likeness, including Truly Keto Gummies, Natures Only CBD Gummies, Keto Blast Gummy Bears, Liberty CBD, and Twin Elements CBD Gummies.
Bottom line, no, McEntire hasn’t experienced any sad or tragic news that has led her to endorse CBD or keto gummies. We recommend that you share our article with any family and friends who might be particularly vulnerable to elaborate scams. Fake celebrity endorsements for CBD and keto oil products and gummies have been going on for years, and we advise everyone to avoid such offers.
Important: If you see any of these Facebook CBD or keto gummies ads, please send us a link to the post. To copy a Facebook ad link, tap the three dots to the right of the post and choose “Copy Link”. We prefer a link to a screenshot, as a link will allow us to better analyze the current state of the scam. Thanks to all the readers who helped send advice regarding previous scams.