Although one scam has been going on for over a year, it has recently resurfaced on social media and is being shared by many members of Facebook.
This week, a Facebook user shared an advertising link, which enticed friends to check out promising products. The post has a headline of, “Why Every Judge On Shark Tank Backed This Product from Fenton.” The story’s subhead is, “It was the most watched episode in Shark Tank history when sisters Anna and Samantha Martin from Fenton won over the Shark Tank panel.”
Similar posts, some even using celebrities’ photos and names, including Jay Z, Colin Firth, Oprah and Dr. Oz have been attached to these fake stories with the hopes of selling miracle “products.” One ad featured Pauley Perrette, best known for her role as “Abby Sciuto” on the hit TV show NCIS.
Another ad, as reported by Fox11.com, claims that Princess Kate Middleton is going to spend time away from the Royal Family to promote her new skincare line, rated No. 1 by dermatologists.
Reading that this Shark Tank feature involved Fenton, residents in the Fenton area have been sharing this post. When you click on the post and read the story, nowhere does it say clearly that the Martin sisters are actually from Fenton and that they were featured on the TV show, Shark Tank.
After some investigating, and Googling some of the promises made in these shared posts, it appears that this is a scam for fake products. Do not provide any credit card information or other personal information on sites that you are not absolutely sure about. Everyone is urged to delete these fake ads featuring products that promise weight loss and better skin before you possibly get scammed out of hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.