Village Wow - Scam

I'm not sure if this is quite the right place for this, but I've just had an advert on my Facebook feed for a scam "quick-buck" scheme called Village Wow.
The reason I'm posting this here is because their promo video was cobbled together clips of Martin Lewis that made it look like he, and MSE, were promoting this piece of junk.
At least if anyone sees this here they will know that it's misleading, and perhaps someone at MSE may want to pass on the word to look into this.

http://villagewow.com/
They were using this video to promote it https://www.facebook.com/542189956168564/videos/200501273816924/
(although I tested this not logged in and couldn't view it).
Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
― Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015

Comments

  • Angry_Bear
    Angry_Bear Posts: 2,021 Forumite
    First Post First Anniversary Combo Breaker PPI Party Pooper
    Here's a screen grab just for posterity: MSE.png
    Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
    ― Sir Terry Pratchett, 1948-2015
  • custardy
    custardy Posts: 38,365 Forumite
    Name Dropper Photogenic First Post First Anniversary
    Hit him up on twitter. Saw the same done for a PPI company
  • Thanks for letting us know Angry Bear

    Andrea :)
    Could you do with a Money Makeover?


    Follow MSE on other Social Media:
    MSE Facebook, MSE Twitter, MSE Deals Twitter, Instagram
    Join the MSE Forum
    Get the Free MoneySavingExpert Money Tips E-mail
    Report inappropriate posts: click the report button
    Point out a rate/product change
    Flag a news story: news@moneysavingexpert.com
  • MothballsWallet
    MothballsWallet Posts: 15,852 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post Photogenic
    Never ceases to amaze me how easy it is for anyone to grab stills or video clips of someone famous and use that footage to promote their own product, service or agenda and there's usually no comeback if no permission was sought.
  • Braich
    Braich Posts: 1 Newbie
    I've had this scam video if Martin appear three times on my FB timeline in the last week, from Village Wow and other scammers. Why doesn't FB do something to stop this fraudulent advertising? Reporting these scam ads to FB appears to have no effect. ��
  • Browntoa
    Browntoa Posts: 49,300 Forumite
    Name Dropper Photogenic First Post First Anniversary
    I see they are trying to legitimise the link by selling one of his books on their web site
    Ex forum ambassador

    Long term forum member
  • MothballsWallet
    MothballsWallet Posts: 15,852 Forumite
    Name Dropper First Anniversary First Post Photogenic
    Braich wrote: »
    I've had this scam video if Martin appear three times on my FB timeline in the last week, from Village Wow and other scammers. Why doesn't FB do something to stop this fraudulent advertising? Reporting these scam ads to FB appears to have no effect. ��
    Because FB make money off selling ad space: they don't care who they sell it to.

    I'd say that FB would sell ad space to ISIS because it would make them money, but that would be the cynic in me talking.
This discussion has been closed.
Meet your Ambassadors

Categories

  • All Categories
  • 343.2K Banking & Borrowing
  • 250.1K Reduce Debt & Boost Income
  • 449.7K Spending & Discounts
  • 235.3K Work, Benefits & Business
  • 608K Mortgages, Homes & Bills
  • 173.1K Life & Family
  • 247.9K Travel & Transport
  • 1.5M Hobbies & Leisure
  • 15.9K Discuss & Feedback
  • 15.1K Coronavirus Support Boards