Oprah Winfrey has cautioned followers to not fall for an internet rip-off utilizing her identify and likeness.
On Sunday, the media mogul took to Instagram to put up a video by which she asserted that she has by no means endorsed weight reduction gummies, regardless of a marketing campaign circulating on the Web that includes a photograph of her.
In a press release, Oprah revealed that she has been approached by 5 folks in latest days over the slimming merchandise and felt it was essential to challenge a warning.
“It occurred to me once more at this time. A girl got here as much as me and stated, ‘Are you able to assist me get your weight reduction gummies,’” she recounted. “And I stated, ‘Ma’am, I don’t have something to do with weight reduction gummies. And let me simply inform you, you’re the fifth individual this week to say it.’ So, I’m going to handle it.
“It’s come to my consideration many instances over. Someone on the market misusing my identify even sending emails to folks promoting weight reduction gummies,” the 68-year-old continued. “I’ve nothing to do with weight reduction gummies or weight loss supplements. And I don’t need you all taken benefit of by folks misusing my identify. I’ve no weight reduction gummies.”
Oprah emphasised the identical message within the accompanying caption to her put up.
“Fraud alert! Please don’t purchase any weight reduction gummies with my image or identify on them. There have been social media adverts, emails, and pretend web sites going out and I would like you to listen to it straight from me, that I’ve nothing to do with them. Please don’t be taken benefit of and don’t give your private data to them,” she added.
Oprah isn’t any stranger to the well being and wellness business. In 2015, she signed on as an investor and advisor for Weight Watchers (WW).