Entrepreneur and TV personality from the United States. Lori Greiner is most recognized for her role as a star investor on the four-time Emmy-winning show Shark Tank. Her ability to turn unknown products into popular names has earned her the title of “Queen of QVC.”
The 51-year-old multi-millionaire is usually associated with things that have a high level of utility, i.e., products that make “people’s lives easier.”
As a result, the entrepreneur-turned-celebrity is furious that scammers are increasingly utilizing her picture in bogus commercials to defraud people with products (mainly keto pills) that claim to provide misleading benefits.
Due to the large number of unwary consumers who have fallen victim to such frauds, the entrepreneur has made steps to raise public awareness about these false advertisements.
Greiner urged fans to spread the word about fake advertisements
The QVC Queen used social media to warn fans about phony ads and asked them to share her postings to help spread the word.
In one such Twitter video, Greiner informs her thousands of fans that there are a slew of fraudulent advertising on Facebook and Instagram that use illegal photographs of herself and other Sharks to promote keto or diet items.
To reach a wider audience, the Shark Tank investor appeared on The Dr. OZ Show, where he explained how misleading commercials are generated and how people fall prey to them. She explained:
It’s quite frustrating since I’ve spent my entire professional life assisting others, doing good, giving back, and creating products that make people’s lives easier and better. I’ve made a conscious effort to avoid endorsing anything that might be incorrect. (For example, keto tablets, diet pills, anti-aging treatments, and so forth.)
“Warning- I DON’T use Keto or Diet Products!” the TV personality writes on her own website, lorigreiner.com, as well as her Instagram and Twitter bios.
“I do not sell or advocate any “Keto” or “Weight Loss” items, and I’m NOT associated in any way with these advertising,” reads the initial language on her website’s “Beware of Fake Ads” section.
The page also includes a link to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, which encourages users to report scam ads if they see one.
Plastic Surgery and Other Scams: Her Photos Have Been Doctored
Greiner has been fighting false advertising for a long time. In 2017, the entrepreneur shared a photo on Facebook with the caption “Warning,” indicating that bogus advertising with her photo touting anti-aging products were circulating.
“Any advertisements claiming that I am selling or linked with any form of face cream or anti-aging product are false! “I am not linked with them in any way, and they are falsely utilizing my image and identity,” she wrote in the post.
Scammers doctored a photo of the 51-year-old with the proprietors of Drop Stop – a firm she had collaborated with on Shark Tank – to create an advertising for a drug that boosts men’s sexual desire, she stated during her guest appearance on The Dr. OZ Show.
Greiner has also been linked to rumors of plastic surgery on untrustworthy websites. Her images are also being exploited on dubious websites to persuade unsuspecting customers to go under the knife or to trick them into signing up for fraudulent plastic surgery registrations.
Plastic surgery was promoted as “Lori Greiner plastic surgery” on a webpage using the name The Larkin Group (which is, in reality, the name of a US-based insurance company). It’s unclear what these sites’ objective is, but they distribute bogus information using celebrity names in any case.
Because of Lori’s appearance, uninformed people may be susceptible to such misleading information. Because, let’s face it, for a woman her age, the QVC Queen is stunning. She also appears to be getting younger as the season of Shark Tank progresses.