Have you seen advertisements of a health drink featuring Malaysian surgeon Dr Nur Amalina Che Bakri?
With an endorsement from her, it’s hard to doubt the authenticity of the product, right?
Well, not really.
Dr Amalina has clarified that she is not related to the product in any way, nor has she given permission for the seller to use her likeness to sell the product.
In a Twitter post, the 32-year-old slammed the seller named ‘Miera’, who has been using her name and image to promote a juice supplement said to benefit people with diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart problems.
According to Dr Amalina, the seller also used quotes from a December 2019 article in which she had criticised the unhealthy lifestyle of many Malaysians, as well as the rising number of diabetes cases in the country.
Dr Amalina stressed that she has never endorsed any products, and she has asked netizens to be cautious.
Saya diberitahu ada penjual produk yang menggunakan nama saya untuk menjual produk suplemen beliau. Saya minta saudari ‘Miera’ ini berhenti menggunakan nama saya. Saya tidak pernah ‘endorse’ mana-mana produk. Sila ikut nasihat doktor sekiranya anda mempunyai penyakit diabetes. pic.twitter.com/Ufm07HaKUv
— Dr. Amalina (@DrAmalinaBakri) August 26, 2020
“I’ve been told that there’s a product vendor who is using my name to sell their supplement. I would like to ask Miera to stop using my name. I have never endorsed any products.
“Please follow the advice of your doctor if you have diabetes.
“Do not self-medicate and don’t fall for the empty promises made by these sellers,” she wrote in the Twitter post.
There you have it, guys. Please do not trust everything you see on the internet.