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Former Sunrise presenter Sam Armytage gets dragged into another Facebook scam


Former Sunrise presenter Sam Armytage gets dragged into another Facebook scam after Jimmy Barnes became a target last month

Former Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage has once again become a victim of a social media scam.

The 45-year-old warned her followers not to fall for a Facebook ad which said she endorsed 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 insta feed. This is a scam. Please don’t give them your money,’ she said on Thursday. 

Former Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage (pictured) has become a victim of a social media vitamin scam

Former Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage (pictured) has become a victim of 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 the former breakfast TV presenter left Sunrise to launch a skincare line.

Angry Facebook users said they were scammed by the advert and allegedly conned out of thousands of dollars.

'I'm getting messages from some of you saying you've seen this [gummy vitamin] ad on Facebook or in your insta feed. This is a scam. Please don't give them your money,' Sam said on  Thursday

‘I’m getting messages from some of you saying you’ve seen this [gummy vitamin] ad on Facebook or in your insta feed. This is a 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 Scottish-born Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes’ name was also used in a cryptocurrency scam on Facebook.

His supporters were conned by a fake ‘farewell’ ad for Jimmy, 66, created under a phoney profile on the social network.

It comes after Scottish-born Aussie rock legend Jimmy Barnes' (pictured) name was also used in a cryptocurrency scam on Facebook

It comes after Scottish-born Aussie 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 misleading ads’ which allow ‘scammers to prosper’.

He added he has never endorsed any 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 issue for Sam (pictured left) Back in 2018, another Facebook scam used her image without permission. (Pictured right: former co-host David Koch on Sunrise)

This is an ongoing issue for Sam (pictured left) Back in 2018, another Facebook scam used her image without permission. (Pictured right: former co-host David Koch on Sunrise)



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