Scammer is selling weight loss drugs using websites that look like Fox News.
Yes, there really is such a thing as fake news. It’s not just not the same definition that the U.S. President tends to use.
Fox News is suing (pdf) the unknown owner of multiple websites that are made to look like Fox News’ website but are used to promote weight loss drugs.
Some of the websites use domain names similar to FoxNews.com, including xofnews(.)com and foxnews-entertainment(.)com. Others use unrelated domain names but are designed to look like Fox News’ website.
The sites have headlines such as:
Presumably, associating this headline and selling a product on a site made to look like a real news site causes more people to reach for their credit card.
This type of site has been around for at least two years. In 2018, I came across a similar site made to look like Business Insider. In that case, the site popped up in the background while I was on another website and used a URL similar to Fox.