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Fake-book TV presenter Elaine Crowley slams 'rubbish' Facebook pages claiming to be her

She warned of the dangers of these scams and expressed anger at the lack of policing of these fake sites.


Elaine Crowley

Elaine Crowley

Elaine Crowley

TV host Elaine Crowley has hit out about bogus Facebook pages spreading disinformation and said that she is “exhausted” from reporting them.

The Virgin Media presenter has noticed an influx in fake Facebook pages using her name to sell products and spread nasty messages.

Speaking on her TV show today, she criticised the “rubbish” sites and the damage they have caused.

She said: “I can’t count how many times I’ve reported sites. There was one particular one selling keto pills with a big, huge long article about me, very personal information about me.

“A lot of it lied about me saying I was suicidal because I was about 24 stone and that I was a mother with children and all that. Complete rubbish.”

The 43-year-old warned of the dangers of these scams and expressed anger at the lack of policing of these fake sites.

She continued: “Some people believed it. Some people clicked it. Some people bought some of these tablets and they lost a lot of money.

“The problem is when you report it you can’t get through to any of these people and there’s no phone call and no email. You can’t say ‘My image is being used; my life is being used. Take this down.’

“I’m so exhausted from having to do it. There seems to be no actual body there to monitor it and the damage these things can cause,” she added.

Elaine was left distressed back in February when a Facebook page using her name posted cruel comments about the late Caroline Flack.

The site, dubbed the ‘Elaine Crowley Appreciation Page,’ garnered almost 500 likes.

The presenter took to Twitter at the time to share a screenshot of the fake page and urged her followers to report it.

She wrote: “This vile Facebook page is posting very upsetting comments which people think are mine. It looks to have been going on for a while. I've reported it so please report it if you come across it. Thank you.”

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