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This article was published on October 7, 2009

Facebook Ad Scam: Want white teeth? You may bite off more than you can chew with this advert.

Facebook Ad Scam: Want white teeth? You may bite off more than you can chew with this advert.
Simon Fletcher
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Simon Fletcher

Simon is a young web entrepreneur from Cheshire in the UK, who started his professional career in the web industry at just 16 years of age. Simon is a young web entrepreneur from Cheshire in the UK, who started his professional career in the web industry at just 16 years of age. Working for a large UK-based social networking company until May 2009 , Simon then decided to leave and start his own company GNRation. Follow Simon on Twitter.

no-dazzleWe have received several reports that there’s an advert circulating Facebook’s advertising platform promoting a teeth whitening service called “Dazzle White Teeth“.

You are then taken to the site and as with most ecommerce sites, asked to register and then enter your credit card details to purchase the product. We are then told that once you have purchased the teeth whitening product, the website then stores your credit card details and uses them to purchase several other of their products under your name.

A simple Google search for the product in question also comes up with several posts on forums made by members of the public that have also fallen for this scam through other website.

If you come across this advert on Facebook be sure to report it straight away andplease do read all the fine print on the website so that you do not fall for this scam – no matter how much you want your teeth to glisten white! If you have already purchased product and notice unusual charges on your credit card or bank account then please give your bank or credit card provider a phone call as soon as possible!

Below are a few links to external websites where other people have fallen for similar scams by the company in question:

Thanks for Karen Earsman for the tip!