Nine Network presenter Deborah Knight says an ad on social media claiming she has turned to selling face cream is a scam that is “costing people dearly”.
The Today Show host’s name and image has appeared in a promoted Facebook post that falsely states Knight has left the broadcaster to start a beauty business.
“It is upsetting to know that people are losing their hard-earned cash for something that is so dodgy,” Knight said on the Nine Network on Wednesday morning, adding that she had heard from a pensioner who was charged $131 after ordering a supposedly free sample.
— Nine News Sydney (@9NewsSyd) July 10, 2018
News Corp Australia reports the Nine Network’s legal team is pursuing the company behind the online posts and has alerted Facebook about the scammers who have also used images of other well-known Australians.