Since at least December 2021, a fraudulent promotion for a product called Kraken Male Enhancement has featured fake references to Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood, TV personality Dr. Phil and Fox News. The two celebrities and the cable news network were used without permission to promote what was being advertised as erectile dysfunction (ED) capsules.
The ruse seems to have started with the Facebook ads. An investigation by Snopes revealed that the @PRIMedRegen Facebook page spent an unknown amount of money advertising at least one post that made it look like Eastwood was dead. “A tragic end today for Clint Eastwood, fans feel sad about today’s news,” the post read. A banner across the badly falsified image read, “We will miss you.” The headline read: “Tragic End Today for My Dear Clint Eastwood.” The caption below was about purchasing LASCANA brand shorts.
The ad led to a website named 14usa.icu. The Kraken Male Enhancement scam page was deceptively designed to look like a Fox News Insider article. The headline read: “Clint Eastwood’s ED Treatment Has Experts Admire and Big Pharma is Terrified.”
The Kraken Male Enhancement scam then displayed bogus quotes from Eastwood and Dr Phil that made it look like they were endorsing the ED capsules. The article said the actor appeared on Dr. Phil’s daytime talk show. However, this never happened.
(FOX) – Clint Eastwood has made a name for himself in Hollywood as a star who isn’t afraid to speak his mind. However, his latest bet is boiling industry sponsors. Clint Eastwood caused a frenzy last week when he and Dr Phil revealed their new cure for erectile dysfunction on his show.
“Dr. Phil and I did our research, talked to specialists and industry insiders. Clint Eastwood said during his appearance on the Dr. Phil Show.“ And they helped us create this product and then “I tell you this product is powerful. I tried Viagra, I tried Red Ginseng, I tried Cialis, but Kraken blew them all away.”
The product sells out repeatedly within minutes, and Clint says his number one fight as a CEO is to source enough product to be able to adequately meet demand. Their line of men’s health products are 90% cheaper and five times more effective than others on the market.
Male Enhancement titans Cialis and Viagra were furious, calling for his apologies and calling on studios to pull him from their plans. If these companies thought Clint Eastwood was going to back down, they clearly didn’t know him. He appeared on Dr. Phil again the next day, not to quit, but to offer viewers free samples.
“I won’t let anyone bully me.” He retaliated during his appearance. “I am so confident in the product that Dr. Phil and I have created that I am offering free samples to our viewers. Kraken is the product of thousands of hours of research and development. I wouldn’t be talking about something on the air that I don’t believe in that I’ve tried myself.
Clint Eastwood’s words, coupled with online reports of amazing results, got us here at FOX to be curious about Kraken, so we did some research – here’s what we found.
Later in the very misleading story he said, “We can’t deny it: this stuff really works and FOX is happy to officially recommend it!”
None of this was true. Eastwood, Dr Phil, and Fox News did not endorse Kraken Male Enhancement Pills or any of those erectile dysfunction capsules because it was all nothing more than a scam. Other links on the page led to another brand of erectile dysfunction pills: King Cobra Gummies.
In the past, Eastwood has sued based on a similar scam that appeared to use his image and likeness to promote CBD products. On October 3, 2021, The New York Times reported that it had 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 “.
Similar tactics have also been used by crooks without the permission of other celebrities. For example, “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg was the subject of another Facebook ad that looked like she was dead. The ad led to a page for CBD products. He appeared to use the image and likeness of Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, and other celebrities, all without permission. Actor Tom Selleck has also been featured in the same genre of fake mentions as we previously reported.