Dr. Oz of the Doctor Oz TV show recently had Shark Tank's Lori Greiner on an episode to discuss the ongoing battle of fraudulent weight loss diet pill advertising scams. The bombshell investigation reporting unearthed some shocking details about how these miracle diet supplements are flooding the internet in what is being called the “Celebrity Endorsement Theft Industry”.
Lori Greiner has never and will never be affiliated with keto supplements or similar diet products.
Dr. Oz states he has zero-affiliation either, adding other celebrities are falsely tied to the industry too.
- Watch the Dr. Oz videos with Shark Tank's Lori Greiner regarding weight loss pill scams here and here.
As the 2020 New Year's resolution season rolls around, it is a friendly reminder to note that the supplement industry is rich with opportunities for consumers to lose weight, treat aging, and more – and some companies have even enlisted the support of celebrities. However, there are still bad actors in the industry that claim the same association without the permission of these stars, and Lori Greiner of Shark Tank is one of the latest individuals to be falsely associated with a product. To make her stance clear, she took to Dr. Oz to discuss the major scams of the industry. For those who read our earlier piece on fake Shark Tank keto diet pill ads, this is not new, but now Dr. Oz is helping his friends in the fight against protecting their name and reputation against these supplement schemers.
Dr. Oz is no stranger to diet ads using his face and celebrity status claiming to endorse these miracle weight loss pills from forskolin, garcinia, raspberry ketones and keto diet pills to name a few.
Now, the FBI is involved as well as online fraud investigator Christine Durst to help track down the weight loss scams plaguing the diet pill industry. As the episode on Doctor Oz explains, from the boss > fulfillment center > affiliate network > clickbaiters, this deceptive marketing process is full of gimmicks that prompted Lori Greiner to say, “Never Trust a Pill or Cream With Her Face on It”.
To reaffirm, the health and wellness supplement sector is full of fraudulent claims and false promises, and one of the biggest scams recently has been the claim that many different keto supplements have been endorsed by ABC’s Shark Tank. The show revolves around entrepreneurs asking investors to get involved with their companies to push along their progress, and there have been many products featured so far. One of the product types getting a lot of traction is keto supplements, but these remedies haven’t been featured on Shark Tank like they claim. Only one keto supplement has ever found its way onto the show, and Lori Greiner has stayed away.
She recently took to her own twitter account to share a video about the distributing news with her followers:
BEWARE – I DO NOT DO ANY KETO PRODUCTS. My image & name, are being used on FAKE Facebook/Instagram/Twitter ads. – I do not promote any Keto, weight loss or diet products, it’s a scam. PLEASE SHARE! #SharkTank #FakeNews #Keto #ketodiet #FakeKetoAds #KetoAdScams #KetoScams pic.twitter.com/dw3I39TtMG
— Lori Greiner (@LoriGreiner) November 18, 2019
Greiner, who is one of “sharks” of Shark Tank, spoke with Dr. Oz on his daytime show to set the record straight. There have been many companies claiming to have been endorsed by celebrities for their keto supplements, and many of these individuals are fighting back. Dr. Oz himself has even been used on these websites, and a recent episode features Dr. Oz, Greiner, and other celebrities confronting the scammers using their image. Here is another update Lori shared online to help warn unsuspecting consumers about the dangers and risks of ordering products using these damaging marketing strategies:
BEWARE & PLEASE SHARE I DO NOT DO KETO PRODUCTS.
My image and my name, are being used on fake Facebook ads. Saying that I promote Keto and weight loss products. pic.twitter.com/hxbXFiGiPe
— Lori Greiner (@LoriGreiner) October 31, 2019
Making sure to show the severity of the circumstances, Greiner has already taken this matter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to go after these companies. Greiner explains on the show that her social media followers have been addressing her personally about her image being used on these websites, asking in their work. She was completely in the dark about these products, and she decided to release her video to explain that she has not been directly involved, and any images that suggest otherwise have been altered.
To be very clear to Dr. Oz’s audience, both in the studio and at home, she stated, “I never do diet aids. I never do keto pills.” She explicitly denies being affiliated with these websites and expresses that she is taking legal action to get her face removed before too much damage is done.
Dr. Oz voiced his lack of affiliation as well, calling these statements from scammers “blatant lies.” He and Greiner discuss how angry it makes them that these bad players that attaching them to their products, and Greiner reiterates that she intentionally stays away from these products. Dr. Oz warns that consumers are likely being duped for the health benefits that they claim to offer, especially if these scammers are willing to lie about who uses the products. Here was one Photoshopped image the Doctor Oz episode featured showing how Dr. Oz and Lori ‘promoting' a keto diet pill product:
Through the episode, the audience learns about the methods that these scammers use, including affiliate networks and click baiters. Consumers need to be careful about the products they take, doing their due diligence to determine if these advertisements are authentic or just another scam. Please leave comments below if you have been scammed or duped from one of these weight loss diet pill scams as Dr. Oz, the Doctor Oz team, and Shark Tank's Lori Greiner fight back against these fake keto weight loss diet pill supplement scams.
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