Scammers promoted a Dana Perino CBD gummies company scam and fake reviews for Natures Leaf CBD Gummies, Herbal Harmony CBD Gummies, Bloom CBD Gummies and Lacanna Farms CBD Gummies even though she has nothing to do with the products.
Scammers created this fake Fox News article and hosted the story on several untrustworthy websites.

In June 2024, Google users searched for information about a purported Dana Perino CBD gummies company or line of products. However, the Fox News TV host of “America’s Newsroom” and “The Five” never endorsed CBD gummies. Dana Perino also does not manage a gummy company, nor has she ever endorsed Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies, Lucanna Farms CBD Gummies, Herbal Harmony CBD Gummies, Bloom CBD Gummies or any other similar products. Scammers improperly promoted her image and likeness alongside the products without permission in simply the latest chapter of a long-running and massive online scam.

In this story, I will dial through exactly how these scams operate. In recent years, through my full-time work during the day as a Senior Reporter with the fact-checking website Snopes.com, I have become quite knowledgable regarding these gummy scams, including this latest series of users searching for “Dana Perino CBD gummies company.” I now hope to put some of that knowledge to work here on my personal website, where I publish additional reporting on nights and weekends.

Know this: Scammers promoting CBD and keto gummies have been operating online for several years. They have improperly used the names and photos of a seemingly countless number of celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey, Mayim Bialik, Ree Drummond, Clint Eastwood and so many others. This latest scam featuring Perino is simply a drop in the bucket in the dark history of these ruthless scams.

Note: Feel free to report what you saw regarding these scams in the comments at the end of this article.

Unhelpful Google Search Results

A quick search of Google for the phrase “Dana Perino CBD gummies company” produced a long list of unhelpful results. Scammers promoting CBD gummies scams attempted to fill Google’s search results with content posted on familiar websites.

For example, in recent weeks, scammers promoted CBD gummies products on message boards about fly fishing, golf and other unrelated subjects. They created event listings on Eventbrite.com and Patch.com, as well as wedding listings on WeddingWire.com. Scammers filled these websites with content about CBD gummies knowing full well those pages would be removed by the website’s moderators.

Scammers filled these pages with content about Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies.

The reason scammers created those posts and listings was so Google’s search results would show plenty of content for users who searched for the specific name of a CBD gummies product or celebrity. Unfortunately, the scammers’ content they posted on those websites remained visible in Google’s search results long after the websites removed the content.

Scammers also apparently paid various popular YouTube channels money in order to upload videos promoting these scams. For example, the Flamengo Online YouTube channel (archived) appeared to have accepted scammers’ money to allow scammers to post videos promoting a variety of highly-questionable products. At least three videos (archived) hosted on the channel prominently mentioned Dana Perino and CBD gummies in the clips’ titles and descriptions.

The woman pictured in these Flamengo Online YouTube channel videos promoted the Dana Perino CBD gummies scam.

How the Dana Perino CBD Gummies Scam Starts

The first of three steps in the Dana Perino CBD gummies scam involved a misleading clickbait ad.

I reviewed what seemed like dozens of these ads in June 2024.

In June 2024, Meta – the parent company of Facebook and Instagram often reporting tens of billions of dollars in quarterly revenue – accepted unknown amounts of money from scammers to place ads promoting the scam about Dana Perino purportedly owning a CBD gummies company.

Scammers promoted Dana Perino and Clint Eastwood alongside CBD gummies company fake reviews as part of a long-running scam.
Both of these ads led to CBD gummies scams. Like Dana Perino, Clint Eastwood also does not own a CBD gummies company.

These sorts of ads usually do not mention CBD gummies. Instead, in the case of the Perino scam, the ads presented misleading clickbait claiming she made an “unexpected announcement about her husband,” left her job at Fox News or met “a sad end,” meaning she supposedly died. None of these rumors were true.

The Dana Perino CBD Gummies Scam Article

The second step in the Dana Perino CBD gummies scam featured a fake Fox News article. Scammers hosted the fake article on numerous websites including aaraichi.website, rkelly.ink and others. The WHOIS domain registration data lookup tool on the ICANN.org website displayed registrant information for these websites originating in China.

The headline of the fake and fictional Fox News article read, “Dana Perino Leaves ‘The Five’ and Sparks Major Lawsuit Against Fox: Her Response on Air.”

Scammers promoted a Dana Perino CBD gummies company scam and fake reviews for Natures Leaf CBD Gummies, Herbal Harmony CBD Gummies, Bloom CBD Gummies and Lacanna Farms CBD Gummies even though she has nothing to do with the products.
Readers may have viewed this fake Fox News article after clicking on a Facebook or Instagram ad.

The article falsely claimed, “Last week, during a heated episode, the popular conservative host, Dana Perino, made headlines by unveiling her new CBD line live on ‘The Five’. Sean Hannity was outraged and expressed his intention to sue Dana Perino and Fox for violating his contract and allegedly driving away sponsors.”

The story said Perino’s CBD gummies had the ability to “reverse dementia” and help people live a life “free from pain.” Both of these were false and scammy snake-oil promises. The article also claimed Perino angered the pharmaceutical company Pfizer with her purported line of CBD gummies. Again, none of this was true.

The Final Step of the Scam Might Lead to Google

The third and final step of the Dana Perino CBD gummies scam usually involves one of two outcomes.

In some cases, the links in the fake article from step two might simply redirect users to Google. Once on Google, users might then search for the CBD gummies product name mentioned in the fake article along with Perino’s name and then attempt to buy the product from scammers promoting it on YouTube or selling it in third-party listings on Amazon.com or Walmart.com. Note that just because Amazon or Walmart allows a third-party seller to sell a product on their website in no way makes the product legitimate. That goes for Amazon and Walmart listings for Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies, Lucanna Farms CBD Gummies, Herbal Harmony CBD Gummies, Bloom CBD Gummies and other products.

Users might also find an online vitamins and supplements store that seems safe and legitimate. However, I strongly advise against buying the aforementioned CBD gummies products from any website. The scammers wanted to make users feel they can trust their online stores. Scammers designed some of their websites to have names sounding somewhat like The Vitamin Shoppe or other well-known vitamin or supplement company names. Don’t fall for it.

Or the Final Step Might Lead to a Specific Gummies Website

In most cases, however, the link from the fake article described in step two will lead users directly to a scammy online store specifically for the product named in the fake article. For example, in the case of Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies, which I previously reported about at length, a fake article might take users to secure.buynaturesleafcbd.com//cbd/v1/. That website falsely claims Yahoo Finance, MarketWatch, OK Magazine and USA Today all reported about Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies.

Scammers operate this website for Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies.

Any users who purchased Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies on secure.buynaturesleafcbd.com//cbd/v1/ or a similar website will likely receive recurring credit card charges of hundreds of dollars per month. And here’s the thing: There would be no way for users to know this, especially considering the fact the terms and conditions document on the Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies website is incomplete. Scammers only included the first several lines with the terms and conditions on the buynaturesleafcbd.com website, meaning someone either accidentally or purposely omitted the vast majority of the legal documentation.

These terms and conditions for Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies ended abruptly after several sentences.

Note: At least one genuine company called Nature’s Leaf exists. They are a skincare company. They have no involvement with CBD gummies or the Dana Perino scam. Do not contact them.

CBD Gummies Customer Service Information

I’m now going to present the only CBD gummies contact information I could find for customer service and support for the aforementioned products.

According to the Nature’s Leaf CBD Gummies website on https://secure.buynaturesleafcbd.com//cbd/v1/, the product’s email address is supposedly care@naturesleafbrands.com.

The Herbal Harmony CBD Gummies website on secure.shopherbalharmonycbd.com/cbd/v1/, which also featured incomplete terms and conditions, claimed the product’s email address is care@herbalharmonybrands.com.

Phone numbers for the Lucanna Farms CBD Gummies product are ‪(877) 499-9056‬ and (888) 200-3214.

The Lucanna Farms CBD Gummies website on secure.lucannafarms.com listed no email addresses. The product’s email address might be care@lucannafarms.com.

If You’ve Been Scammed by the Dana Perino CBD Gummies Scam

Call your credit card company immediately if you fell for a CBD gummies scam. Tell them about the false claim of Dana Perino owning a CBD gummies company. Inform your credit card company you believe you may have unknowingly signed up for a monthly subscription. Also, ask them both for a refund and to ensure no further charges land on your credit card.

Further, scams involving CBD gummies and keto gummies have a history of presenting fake return addresses. For example, a return address for P.O. Box 7000 in Smyrna, Tennessee, has been mentioned before by some victims commenting on my YouTube channel as not existing as a P.O. Box number in the city’s post office. I haven’t personally verified the P.O. Box number doesn’t exist but I did receive several messages from people telling me the “fulfillment center” address was fake.

The Never-ending Scam

From my long history of covering these gummy scams, the Dana Perino CBD gummies scam appeared as one of the largest efforts from these scammers in a long time. The likely explanation for why scammers were paying Meta to display so many ads for many weeks in a row in June 2024 was because the scam was working, meaning the scam was victimizing a lot of innocent people.

As of this writing, scammers were also targeting potential victims with false claims about Clint Eastwood and the late Donald Sutherland having involvement with CBD gummies. No celebrities have ever endorsed any of the CBD gummies products mentioned in this article.

Speaking of Eastwood, he is no stranger to CBD scams. For example, in 2021, The New York Times reported the legendary actor and the company owning rights to his likeness won a $6.1 million lawsuit filed against a Lithuanian company accused of using his image and likeness to sell CBD products. Then, in 2022, The Hollywood Reporter published news of another lawsuit win for Eastwood, this time involving a company based in Los Angeles.

For further reading, I previously reported about scammers using singer Kelly Clarkson’s image and likeness to sell purported keto weight loss gummies.

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