In early March 2022, we reviewed fake and fraudulent online advertisements that claimed there were news of “allegations” against “Jeopardy” actor and host Mayim Bialik that had been “confirmed,” as well as a fake Fox News article that said she had endorsed Premium Jane CBD Gummies that may help “reverse dementia.” The story was crafted to look like a real Fox News article but was not created by the company. The ad and the article appeared to have been created in China.

A week after our fact check was published, Bialik responded to the rumors on his Instagram page:

On March 21, she wrote, “Hi everyone. So… awkward: there are a lot of fake things floating around the internet about many public figures, but I want to address one about me that seems very genuine but is actually a hoax. I do not sell CBD Gummies of any kind and do not plan to do so in the future. I tried to delete it to no avail. That’s not true.”

Clickbait Ads

One of the advertisements with Bialik’s photo read: “Allegation [sic] Against Mayim Bialik have been confirmed.

The claim that “the allegations against Mayim Bialik have been confirmed” is false.

Another ad claimed to be from Fox News and contained the words “we say goodbye”, with the following text: “Allegation [sic] Against Mayim Bialik have been confirmed. It also read, “‘Jeopardy’ fans are revolting against ongoing allegations against Mayim Bialik. Here is all the information…”

The allegations have not been confirmed against Mayim Bialik and the Jeopardy host has not endorsed the CBD gummies.
Another of the fake ads.

The camouflage technique

Clicking on the fake adverts about unspecified allegations against Bialik, we were directed to pages on denuvo.fun and kushlystore.uk.com that appeared to resemble the Fox News website, but in fact had nothing to do with it. see with Fox News. This look-alike tactic was a strategy by the creators of the website to trick readers into thinking it was legit. According to records, denuvo.fun and kushlystore.uk.com were registered with a Chinese web domain registrar less than a month earlier.

The allegations have not been confirmed against Mayim Bialik and the Jeopardy host has not endorsed the CBD gummies.
It wasn’t an actual Fox News story. It was hosted on denuvo.fun, which was registered with a Chinese web domain registrar.

The fake Fox News article on denuvo.fun and kushlystore.uk.com was only visible to readers who clicked on the ad. Any attempt to copy and paste the same link to the story without the ad referral code at the end of it resulted in the page showing a fake online store called Bodega. For example, if the website was “denuvo.fun/?fbclid=123example” and the code “?fbclid=123example” was removed from the link, it would display the fake online store instead of the fake Bialik mention. This was an attempt by the website’s creators to hide Bialik’s fake endorsement from anyone who might be investigating it.

The Fake CBD Endorsement

The Premium Jane CBD gummies article used Bialik’s image and likeness and did not mention any “confirmed” claims. The mention of allegations was nothing more than deceptive bait.

The story’s byline showed the name of Fox News personality Brit Hume. The article claimed that Bialik was interviewed by Fox News host Martha MacCallum and that the couple had a “heated” exchange. According to the fake story, Bialik’s insistence on endorsing Premium Jane CBD on the show led MacCallum to want her “charged.” The article also featured a fake quote from another Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, who read, “Premium Jane CBD has completely changed my life and it’s clear MacCallum is attempting a coup.”

According to Google Trends, his image and likeness may also appear elsewhere. A search for Bialik’s name led to mentions of Kushly CBD, Green Otter CBD Gummies, Clinical CBD Gummies, and Smilz CBD Gummies.

The misleading article that was written to give the impression that it was from Fox News, but actually had nothing to do with the company, reads:

Mayim Bialik cancels dementia solution sparks huge legal pressure on Fox, she finally defends herself on air

By Brit Hume | FoxNews

(Fox) – In an exclusive interview, famed American neurodoctor and actor Mayim Bialik reveals the show will end after his latest affair sparked tension with Martha MacCallum.

In a heated episode last week, famed neurology doctor and American actress Mayim Bialik made headlines after revealing her new CBD line on Live TV. Martha MacCallum was outraged saying she would take legal action against Mayim Bialik and Fox for breaching her contract and “frightening” sponsors. Mayim Bialik replied this:

“I know Martha comes right after my time slot. I don’t give in to “Cancel Culture”. When I started all of this in 2018, it was really just a part-time passion project and a way for me to give back. After receiving so much, I thought there was no better time to make Premium Jane CBD available to everyone, as it can help thousands of people live a pain-free life and live a much longer life. happy.

Her product, Premium Jane CBD, flew off the shelves in minutes and Mayim Bialik says her biggest struggle as CEO is being able to keep up with demand. Its CBD wellness line is 90% cheaper and five times more effective than those offered by Bayer and other “Big Pharma” companies.

Marthan MacCallum was furious after seeing multiple sponsors sue Fox News Network. Martha is now asking for Mayim Bialik to be charged, saying: ‘I’m glad Mayim Bialik found something to replace the prescriptions, but her announcement was a direct breach of contract. Fox News should fire her immediately and she should formally apologize.

Mayim Bialik appeared on Live TV again the following day, not to apologize, but to offer viewers discounted samples.

“I’m not going to let Martha MacCallum intimidate me – clearly she’s just doing this to get attention,” Mayim Bialik fired back during her appearance. “My product, Premium Jane CBD, has helped my family not only cope with our ailments, but thrive! I’m so confident of it that I’m offering discounted samples to everyone. Premium Jane CBD is the product of thousands of hours of research and development. I wouldn’t talk about something on air that I don’t believe in and give to my family.

Mayim Bialik finally admitted that although Martha MacCallum was enraged, other Fox hosts had her back. Tucker Carlson even went on Live TV to say, “Premium Jane CBD has completely changed my life and it’s clear MacCallum is going for a shot.”

“Premium Jane CBD users are seeing results that were previously only possible with prescription medication. It’s obviously a much cheaper and safer alternative and because of that, pharmaceutical companies have a harder time getting patients to use their prescriptions.

Online reports of amazing results got us curious about Premium Jane CBD, so we did some research – here’s what we found.

Apparently, Mayim Bialik has invented a new Premium Jane CBD formula that can reverse dementia instantly and for good.

Other Celebrities Featured in Fake CBD Mentions

We’ve seen this same strategy before with fake CBD mentions featuring actor Tom Selleck (twice), talk show hosts Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg, and the late “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek. These cases also included the cloaking technique which made it difficult to later return to the fake approval page. For example, the fake CBD endorsement for Selleck later showed a video rental page:

Person, Human, File
This fake DVD buy page attempted to hide the unauthorized CBD endorsement from anyone trying to investigate the page.

According to The New York Times, actor Clint Eastwood once sued and won a $6.1 million lawsuit after a Lithuanian company “was accused of using the image and likeness of Mr. Eastwood to give the impression that he endorsed their products”.

We reached out to Premium Jane CBD gummies on March 9, by contacting the support email listed on their website. We asked about its privacy policy, which mentioned a mailing address in Scottsdale, Arizona, and whether the company was aware of the websites hosting the bogus article. We also inquired about the name Premium Jane CBD and wanted to know if the product had multiple names. This tactic, if used, would allow the product to continue to be sold, even if one of the names received negative reviews or bad press. Premium Jane CBD did not respond within five days.

In sum, Bialik had no “confirmed” claims against her, and the “Jeopardy” host did not endorse Premium Jane CBD, Kushly CBD, Green Otter CBD Gummies, Clinical CBD Gummies, and Smilz CBD Gummies.

Note: Bialik shared “Jeopardy” hosting duties with Ken Jennings. Jennings’ name did not appear in the misleading advertisements or false endorsements.

Sources:

Aluyn.com. https://whois.aliyun.com/.

Bahr, Sarah. “Clint Eastwood Wins $6.1 Million CBD Lawsuit.” The New York TimesOctober 3, 2021. NYTimes.comhttps://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/03/movies/clint-eastwood-wins-cbd-lawsuit.html.

google trends. https://trends.google.com/.

Tours, Andrea. “Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik will continue to host ‘Jeopardy’ through 2022.” EW.ComDecember 8, 2021, https://ew.com/tv/ken-jennings-mayim-bialik-jeopardy-hosts-2022-season-38/.