Tiger Woods endorsed his own line of CBD jelly beans.
The truth is that the scammers were using Woods’ image and likeness without their permission to promote CBD jelly products.
Verification of facts
Starting in April 2022, several social media accounts and fake “reviews” were created to promote an alleged product called Tiger Woods CBD Gummies. The selling points of these pages led to Smilz CBD Gummies and Eagle Hemp CBD Gummies, for example. Some of these products have been associated with other scams that featured fake and unauthorized CBD endorsements from former talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz, the cast of “Shark Tank,” actor Keanu Reeves, and “Jeopardy” host Mayim Bialik, to name a few. some.
As for Woods, the truth is that the PGA golfer never endorsed any CBD jelly products. It was all a scam.
We documented our findings in what appeared to be less than a week since the scam started running under the name Woods.
Social media accounts were set up to promote the scam on various platforms.
On Facebook, we found at least 31 pages called Tiger Woods CBD Gummies. They were all new or just renamed in April. The fact that there were already so many Facebook pages driving the scam during the first week passed showed the scale of the operation:
Some of the Facebook pages used a Woods image, which means that their image and likeness were being used to sell Smilz CBD Gummies, Eagle Hemp CBD Gummies, and other products with a similar name, though none no record that would ever authorize the endorsement.
All of the following accounts were created on Twitter at the same time: @Tiger_Woods_CBD, @tiger_cbd, @tigerwoodscbd, @TigerGummies, @TigerWoodsPrice, and @Tigerwoods_cbd_. All six accounts had the name shown, “Tiger Woods CBD Gummies.” They also said they were based in the “United States,” which is written in lower case. Based on other scams we have reported in the past, we believe that this is likely to have been managed at least partially from outside the US.
This tweet showed Woods’ name with a link to Smilz CBD Gummies.
Aside from Facebook and Twitter, a fake “review” of Tiger Woods CBD Gummies was posted on LinkedIn. We even found a YouTube video promoting a fake “review” of the product. Uploaded April 26:
Fake “reviews” for Tiger Woods CBD jelly beans
In addition to social media channels, fake “reviews” filled the search results on both Google and Google News. We found content promoting Tiger Woods CBD Jelly and CBD Smilz Jelly Scam on Crunchbase.com, DeviantArt, TechPlanet, Times of CBD, sites.google.com, Google Groups, Patch.com, Top 10 CBD Oil Store and Scoop. that.
Mentions of Tiger Woods CBD Gummies even invaded job listings for emergency personnel, perhaps because websites would provide a good location in Google search results. For example, we found job listings that were posted and then removed from EMS1.com, Police1.com, and Corrections1.com.
A list created by a community member at Patch.com said a Tiger Woods CBD Gummies event would soon be held at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. However, this was not true. It was probably created with a randomly chosen location to achieve the same goal as job listings: to try to get the scam name to the top of Google search results.
This event list has been added to Patch.com. A moderator is likely to remove it.
What to expect in the future
People who run this type of scam with CBD jelly beans often create misleading ads to promote their products. In other words, you can create paid advertising in the future that tries to push death scams or mention “complaints” against Woods to entice users to click, as we saw with other similar fake CBD endorsement scams.
For example, we previously reported an ad like this that looked like actor Whoopi Goldberg was dead. In fact, she was alive. When the ad was clicked, the resulting page falsely claimed that Goldberg and Oprah Winfrey were selling CBD jelly beans.
In short, no, Woods did not approve a product called Tiger Woods CBD Gummies. It was all a scam that used his image and likeness without his permission to sell other products with names like Smilz CBD Gummies, Eagle Hemp CBD Gummies and others.