Once again, Today anchor Savannah Guthrie is having to confront online scammers.
Right now, there are false advertisements circulating around social media claiming that the host is leaving her job at Today to spend more time on her skincare line. Of course, this is causing a lot of her fans to wonder: Is Savannah leaving the Today show for good?
If you were worried that these rumors might be true, you can breathe easy. The Today co-host hopped on Twitter on Tuesday to confirm to a curious fan that the reports about her saying goodbye to the program to "focus on her beauty business" are 100% not true.
Yes this is not true! It is a scam! https://t.co/H4D1qJOJRR- Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 8, 2019
In fact, Savannah doesn't even have a skincare line, which she made clear back in September of 2018 when she was first fighting the scheme.
Sadly, these fake stories and ads have been an ongoing struggle for many celebrities. Besides Savannah, Lara Spencer, Dr. Oz, Joanna Gaines, and Kim Kardashian have all had to deal with scammers trying to use their names to sell products. Lara even vowed that she would be working with authorities to find out who was behind all these bogus celebrity ads:
While it's good to know that Savannah isn't walking away anytime soon, her story is a good reminder to always follow these guidelines of internet safety from The Good Housekeeping Institute - especially when shopping online:
- Be careful of links sent from an unknown number. You should never, ever click on a link sent to you if you don't recognize the number.
- Keep your eyes peeled for bad grammar or typos. Real and distinguished businesses proofread their official communications.
- Be cautious with your personal info. Always be conservative with the information you provide to any website, and make sure that you're entering it through the retailer's website directly.
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