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.
Dr. Phil and Robin began trying to track down these companies, but as the unhappy customers found out as well, it was no easy feat.
To help, Dr. Phil and Robin enlisted the help of Chris Chatham, founding partner of the Chatham Law Group, who sent cease and desist letters to some of the skincare companies which were selling products using Robin’s name and likeness.
“We’re chasing these people. We’re not going to stop until we find them,” Dr. Phil says.
Watch the video above to hear the surprising responses Chris has received from some of the companies that were contacted, as well as from some of the women who say they fell victim to the fake ads.
If you purchased a skincare product that was falsely endorsed with Robin’s name and likeness, please click here to share your story.
Robin’s beauty products can be found exclusively at RobinMcGrawRevelation.com.