Public warned of fake health product ads

KUALA LUMPUR: The police have urged the public to exercise caution when purchasing health products online, as there is a growing trend of fraudulent advertisements using images of well-known individuals on social media.Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Ramli Mohamed Yoosuf said the scammers aim to mislead consumers into believing the products were endorsed by the well-known figures.

He said the authorities had received a report from a health expert-cum-social media celebrity who claimed his image and company name were used without permission to promote a health product believed to be harmful, Bernama reported.

He urged the public to consult the Health Ministry before purchasing health products online or through social media.

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