Virgin Media’s Elaine Crowley warns fans over vile weight loss scam on Facebook and Instagram | #datingscams | #lovescams | #facebookscams

Elaine Crowley has called on Meta to “do better” as she hit out at another scam doing the rounds using her face and name.

The Virgin Media star said it is “exhausting and upsetting” seeing her images being used by online scammers, as she has once again found herself being targeted by online fraudsters in a fake weight loss advertisement.

Alerting her followers to report the page if they see it, Elaine said: “Can’t believe this is happening again. So sick of Facebook and Instagram scams using my image and impersonating me.

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“It’s exhausting and upsetting, especially when people are losing their hard earned money. Do better @meta #scamalert #report”

The ad in question features three images of the Ireland Am presenter side by side, saying: “‘Ladies, I didn’t expect that me losing weight would cause so many questions. I’ve had so many messages that my Instagram was flooded with DM’s!

“Instead of replying to each person separately I’ve decided to post about it. Yes I have lost 41 pounds over a period of 2 month. My recent photos weren’t edited in Photoshop.

“Now I weight 125 pounds and I am hoping to loose 7-12 more. The great question is how did I achieve it?,” the post went on, before linking to dietary supplement gummies.

Elaine Crowley pictured at the Virgin Media Television Autumn Schedule launch at the Stella in Rathmines, Dublin.

Elaine urged her followers to be aware it is a scam and asked for them to report the page if they see it.

Her followers offered her support in the comments section, while admitted they almost fell for the scam.

One said: “I literally thought this was you posting seriously until I went to second picture and thought no way is that Elaine and then I read caption. Jeeez girl that’s no bueno. I’m sorry this is happening and even more sad for people who believe it and buy the product from scammers!! They’re so believeable these days.”

Big Brother star Hughie Maughan added: “You’ve always looked amazing for one and two I can’t believe these so called companies can just do this. It happens to loads of women in media it’s ridiculous.’

This is one of many scams the presenter has had to call out, as she previously said: “I can’t count how many times I’ve reported sites.”

Just last month, she also issued a warning to her followers after she discovered scammers were using her image online for another fraudulent scheme, while her fellow Ireland Am presenter Tommy Bowe was also victim to the same scam using his name and face.

They falsely showed the former Ireland and Ulster rugby star being “arrested” by An Garda Siochana and the PSNI.

The caption on the images was the same as the ones on Elaine’s, saying: “He didn’t know the microphone was on, this might be an end to his career.”

Alerting his followers of the scam, the father of two joked: “Standard few co*k ups again today but don’t think I’m going to prison over it!

“Please don’t CLICK! #Scam.”

Irish Mirror have reached out to Meta for comment.

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