The ACCC has put out a statement cautioning people to watch out for scams involving celebrity endorsements. The ACCC has stated that they’ve seen a 400% increase in this type of scam and a staggering 3,800% increase in the losses associated.

If you are caught up in one of these scams, call your bank immediately to try and arrange a chargeback and to stop any further debits to your credit card.

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Examples provided by ACCC:

Below is a list of celebrities who have been used in celebrity endorsement scams based on reports to Scamwatch from members of the public.

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Deborah Knight (Nine News Sydney presenter)
  • Delta Goodrem
  • Dr David Sinclair (Head of Ageing Lab UNSW)
  • Dr Oz
  • Emma Thompson
  • Georgie Gardner (Today Show)
  • Jessica Rowe (Studio 10)
  • Kyle Sandilands
  • Lisa Wilkinson (Today Show)
  • Mark Shuttleworth (BBC/CNN)
  • Meghan Markle
  • Mikhail Varshavski (Dr Mike – US Celebrity)
  • Nicole Kidman
  • Oprah
  • Sally Field (American actress)
  • Sonia Kruger (The Voice, Today Extra)
  • Steve Baxter (Shark Tank)

Example of advertisements: