HOUSTON - Houston Pastor Victoria Osteen is warning her 5 million plus Facebook followers not to be suckered by a skin care company using her likeness to pedal beauty products.
"Victoria does not sell or endorse any beauty or diet products," her page reads.
Osteen's page reads in bold print: BE AWARE THIS AD IS FAKE.
Judging by complaints rolling into our tipline, the ads have been effective.
The problem extends beyond the unauthorized use of Osteen's image for consumers.
"I saw no results," Channel 2 viewer, Beverly Standford said of Lunaluxe Signature Skincare's enriched skin cream.
A free trial of that cream and another serum ended up being quite costly for Standford.
A few weeks after Standford's free-trial products arrived, she noticed a $176 charge on her debit card for the products.
A company representative told Channel 2 Standford was charged because she failed to cancel the offer within two weeks.
Channel 2 could find no requirement on the company's website which highlighted such a provision.
There are numerous complaints about Lunaluxe Signature Skincare online, most appear to deal with the company's billing practices.
Channel 2 has reached out to the company via phone and email to try to resolve Standford's issue, but has not received a response.
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