Rachel Smalley has been caught up in a little Facebook ad drama that involves a photo of her being used without her permission to advertise a weight loss company.
Smalley tweeted yesterday: “Another email from Facebook. They say unless I can prove ownership of my photo, they won’t remove it from their advertiser’s link. #argh!”
She told Fairfax Media: “It seems that these scams develop faster than the solutions to fix them. Facebook makes money out of selling advertising space and it has a responsibility to ensure those ads are legitimate.
“Someone has actually taken the time to source a photo of me off the internet. I hope that anyone who’s seen the ads knows that I haven’t authorised for my image to be used.
“In any case, I like mince pies and caramel-slice far too much be endorsing a weight-loss website.”