Has an online ad with a fake endorsement from a trusted celeb cost you money?

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Have you lost money to a scam after seeing an online ad with a fake endorsement from a trusted celeb?

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  • clive0510clive0510 Forumite
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    In answer to your question, no. because I wouldn't be drawn into anything fake or a scam. If I haven't requested it, then I don't want it. 
  • JGB1955JGB1955 Forumite
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    clive0510 said:
    In answer to your question, no. because I wouldn't be drawn into anything fake or a scam. If I haven't requested it, then I don't want it. 
    Likewise - WHY would anyone be drawn in by a 'trusted celeb'?  Why would you trust a celeb?  Most/some of them have such a 'colourful' life that I wouldn't trust them further than I could throw them....
    #2 Saving for Christmas 2021 - £1 a day challenge £828/£638.
    #36 Saving for Christmas 2020 - £1 a day challenge.... £634/£366..
  • ThrugelmirThrugelmir Forumite
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    Reforming social media is the answer. Does more harm than good. Gullible people will always get sucked into scams. 
    Real insurance claim quote : -

    "Going to work at 7am this morning I drove out of my drive straight into a bus. The bus was 5 minutes early.".
  • CoffeekupCoffeekup Forumite
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    Reforming social media is the answer. Does more harm than good. Gullible people will always get sucked into scams. 
    Yup as always a numbers game... If 1 in 500 fall for it, the numbers soon stack up.
  • BrieBrie Forumite
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    The gullible will be sucked in no matter what.  Doesn't matter if it's a celeb or a good sales person.  
    "Never retract, never explain, never apologise; get things done and let them howl.”
  • The answer here is No!


  • roddydogsroddydogs Forumite
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    No cause i  not daft.
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