Kirstie Allsopp blasts Twitter weight loss ad scam as she’s used to promote dangerous slimming product

Kirstie Allsopp blasts Twitter weight loss ad scam as she’s used to promote dangerous slimming product

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KIRSTIE Allsopp has blasted a Twitter weight loss scam that’s used her to promote a dangerous slimming product.

The TV presenter has never endorsed diet pills, but fraudsters are using her picture claiming she is a fan of the weight loss line Garcinia Vita.

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The website gonagram.com is paying Twitter to promote a fake news story, which wrongly suggests Kirstie has spent the past two years “developing a line of highly potent and effective weight loss products that she claims are the solution to those who don’t want to resort to plastic surgery or dieting”.

Kirstie told her social media followers: “I am trying to get to the bottom of this. I have not and never will take, support or indorse any product sold or designed to promote weight loss.”

The bogus website has even used The Sun’s logo on a sham story with the headline: “Exclusive: Cover-up hits the set of ‘Love It or List It’ As Channel 4 gives Kirstie the boot after she ‘lied’ to producers’.

Although it doesn’t mention the pills in the headline, the aim is to get readers clicking on the link where they will be told about the weight loss product.

Fraudsters have used The Sun’s logo to promote a fake news story about Kirstie in bid to promote diet pills
The website claims Kirstie is promoting dangerous diet pills
The fake new stories are being spread on social media
Kirstie has threatened legal action over the posts

Meanwhile other social media posts falsely claim they are revealing Kirstie’s “next steps after controversial statements” in order to push the diet pills.

Kirstie is not the first celebrity to be targets by scammers.

Holly Willoughby’s fans were left outraged when they saw ads claiming she is taking Purefit Keto to help her slim down – despite her having nothing to do with the fat-burning pills.

They said Holly feared her weight was “getting a little out of hand” and had turned to the “secret method” praised by celebrities.

Holly Willoughby’s image has been used to promote the weight loss scheme
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This Facebook ad claimed fans were worried about her taking the diet pills
Another claimed her family were insisting she stop taking them

The advert suggested Holly had given an exclusive interview with ITV News about how the so-called skinny pill burns fat quickly.

But in reality, the This Morning host had no idea she was being used in this way.

The Facebook post had a link to a website called Exercise Tips. In a bid to convince readers it was genuine, the article claimed Holly’s family were worried about “losing weight too fast after taking a controversial new skinny pill.”


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