Former Sunrise presenter Sam Armytage gets dragged into another Facebook scam
Former Sunrise host Sam Armytage gets dragged into a new Facebook scam after Jimmy Barnes was targeted last month
Samantha Armytage, former co-host of Sunrise, has again fallen victim to social media scams.
The 45-year-old warned her followers not to fall for a Facebook ad saying she was endorsing a gummy vitamin product.
‘I’m getting messages from some of you saying you’ve seen this [gummy vitamin] ad on Facebook or in your Instagram feed. This is scam. Please don’t give them your money,” she said Thursday.
Former Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage (pictured) has fallen victim to a social media vitamin scam
This is an ongoing issue for Sam, with another Facebook scam using her image without permission in 2018.
The ad falsely claimed that the former breakfast TV host left Sunrise to launch a skincare line.
Angry Facebook users said they were scammed by the ad and allegedly ripped off thousands of dollars.
‘I’m getting messages from some of you saying you’ve seen this [gummy vitamin] ad on Facebook or in your Instagram feed. This is scam. Please don’t give them your money,” Sam said on Thursday
Sam took drastic action and consulted with her lawyers to explore legal options.
It comes after the name of Scottish-born Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes was also used in a cryptocurrency scam on Facebook.
His supporters were scammed by a fake “goodbye” ad for Jimmy, 66, made under a fake profile on the social network.
It comes after Scottish-born Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes’ (pictured) name was also used in a cryptocurrency scam on Facebook
The rock star said he is tired of scammers using his name to lure vulnerable fans into shady financial schemes.
Jimmy said he was angry about the “illegal and deceptive advertising” that “allows scammers to thrive.”
He added that he has never approved investment products.
Several other celebrity names have been used to promote online scams, including Adam Hill, Carrie Bickmore and Andy Allen.
This is an ongoing problem for Sam (pictured left) In 2018, another Facebook scam used her image without permission. (Photo right: former co-host David Koch on Sunrise)