March 9, 2016
Dr. Phil and wife Robin are fighting back against a false endorsement scheme promoting skincare products using Robin’s name and image and phony headlines about the couple’s marriage.
“That really makes me so mad, because I worked for years, over three years, to perfect my skincare line Robin McGraw Revelation and I am so very proud of it,” Robin says. “So to hear that there are people out there using our marriage and my name and image to sell lotions and creams that I have absolutely nothing to do with, really drives me crazy.”
Recently, Dr. Phil viewers began writing into the show, complaining about the products they had purchased online after seeing Robin’s fake endorsement.
Phony articles were being posted online, with headlines suggesting Dr. Phil and Robin’s marriage was in trouble. When users clicked on the link, they were taken to an ad for an apparent free skin cream trial, featuring Robin’s name and image.
“Little do unsuspecting customers know, if they don’t read the very fine print, they are signing up for an automatic shipping of more products with automatic billing straight to their credit card. This could end up costing hundreds of dollars if they had no idea that they were being charged,” Robin explains. “It’s heartbreaking.”
“It just makes me sick,” Dr. Phil adds.