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Fern Britton shut down claims that she has released a CBD line in what she reportedly started back in 2017. The 64-year-old broadcaster said there is no truth in the article which was shared online yesterday. The false story claimed that Fern said the line was a “passion project” of hers.
They quoted her as saying there was “no better time to make green CBD gummies” in an alleged interview.
One of the broadcaster’s fans alerted her to the piece on Twitter.
Caz Greenham wrote: “Fern, saw this online today. Is it legit? Or scam?”
The author hit back, writing: “I do not and never would sell CBD or anything like it.
“This ‘story’ is an out and out lie. Please feel free to share.”
According to social media, using celebrities to endorse CBD products is a well known scam.
Many of her 92,000 followers flocked to her post to comment.
John Hammond wrote: “There are lots of this about, everyday I see adverts that celebrities have supposedly endorsed.
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“Don’t worry most folk are aware x.”
Steve Markhan commented: “I think you should know that people who know and admire you would never believe this anyway.”
Christine Tidy told Fern she had fallen for the scam and had some of her money taken.
The broadcaster replied, apologising to the Twitter user, who thankfully got her money back.
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Another commented: “They got two things right – gifted star and business genius!”
It’s not the first time Fern has had to warn her followers about a scam which had used her face.
Last year, she was wrongfully used to promote the product again.
At the time, she penned: “I AM NOT A REPRESENTATIVE OF ANY CBD OIL PRODUCTS!
“If you see them would you send me the add? My representatives will be on them!”(sic)
She went on to say she was not endorsing any products at that time.
Moneysavingexpert.com, founded by Martin Lewis, urges people to end all further communication with a company if they responded to a scam.
They also advise victims to call their bank directly and cancel any recurring payments.
You can report a scam to the police through Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or report anonymously on its website.
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