He pleaded with fans to please send them to him when they pop up, so he can report them. Writing on Twitter, he replied to a fan saying: “Thanks for this…these scammers are bloody annoying."
“If anyone comes across fake ads using me please send them through, so I can report them to the authorities as well.”
A screenshot of the scam shows a picture of Kochie looking stunned, next to a pair of hands in handcuffs with ‘Top Secret’ and ‘Warning’ stamped over the top.
The original fan had noted that they had seen approximately ten of the scam ads that morning, and that they had been busy reporting them.
The official Sunrise Twitter account also retweeted Kochie’s plea to his fans, showing that they are supporting their host.
This isn't the first time the Sunrise host has addressed scammers using his image. In April last year, he complained on about his image being used in a different fake celebrity endorsement scam.
Reportedly, a man lost $102,000 of his savings due to a Facebook ad that claimed it was endorsed by Kochie.
Speaking to NSW Police Detective Chief Inspector Gordon Arbinja on , the Sunrise host said: “This is the bane of my life, these scam ads.
“It just infuriates me to be used in these scams, so really watch out for them.”
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