The next time you go to the dentist, it might be time to reconsider your dentist’s appointment.
A growing number of celebrities are taking on the trend of buying hair straighteners online and selling them to the public, and the backlash has been swift.
According to a report from Bloomberg Businessweek, a string of celebrities have become targets for online fraud.
Celebrities who bought straighteners, such as the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian West and Demi Lovato, were reportedly accused of making fake bills to buy hair straightening services from websites.
And some of the most recent examples are shocking.
The Kardashians and Demis Lovato are accused of falsely billing the internet and their hair straighteners for services that are either not offered or advertised in dubious and misleading ways.
When Kim Kardashian sold her hair straightened by her father for $8,000 at the 2014 BET Awards, it was a huge deal.
But when she sold it for $40,000 in a similar bid in 2015, she was accused of selling the hair straightens for a pittance.
In March, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were accused of using a website to sell straighteners.
And last year, the Kardashian sisters were accused by a female customer of using an online hair straighterer to cut her hair.
Even though many of these incidents involve celebrity straightening, a new study released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that consumers are willing to pay for these services.
“When consumers purchase hair straighting services online, they are being lied to and misled,” Mary Kay Henry, director of the consumer protection division at the CFPB, said in a statement.
“It’s very important for consumers to be aware of the potential consequences of these online services when they use them.”
In response to the allegations, a number of Hollywood stars have come forward to claim they are the victims of fraud.
As part of the study, the CFOB surveyed 1,200 consumers and found that they believe it is “very likely” that a number are victims of online hair cutting scams.
The study found that one in five consumers believe they have been the victim of a fraud.
In fact, the researchers believe the number of people who believe they’ve been the victims could be as high as one in three, based on previous studies that have found that the percentage of people surveyed who believe in the paranormal has increased dramatically over the past few years.
However, consumers may also be more inclined to believe that the celebrity they’re shopping for is actually a legitimate business.
Researchers also found that people are more likely to believe a celebrity is using their name, image or likeness for the same type of hair straightning service if they have received a promotional email from them, or if the product or service is marketed on their behalf.
“People are being duped by this,” Henry said in the statement.
With a rising number of celebrity hair straightners being sold on the internet, it may not be long before we see celebrities and other celebrities taking on these scams.
And that could lead to more problems for our country’s hair industry.
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