Bev Binder has been a supporter of Vancouver’s David Suzuki Foundation for years. So when she saw an Facebook advertisement for CBD gummies featuring his name, she jumped at the chance to buy them.

“I thought, ‘Oh, well this is something that could benefit the David Suzkuki Foundation,’ ” said Binder, who uses CBD regularly to treat her arthritis.

Within moments of making the purchase with a credit card, she got the feeling that she might have been duped. She perused through the website a bit longer, and quickly realized she had been scammed.

The David Suzuki Foundation (DSF), which doesn’t sell CBD products of any kind, is sounding the alarm as more and more people like Binder fall victim to the online scheme, which includes a series of fraudulent websites.

The foundation says there are dozens of confirmed victims but it fears the numbers could be much higher as fake articles about the product continue to circulate…

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