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On the left, "staff reporter Helen Hasman," who has an identical twin in Mélissa Theuriau on the right.

Sellers Of “Pure Green Coffee” Accused Of Faking News Sites, Creating Bogus Reporter

If you’re a regular watcher of the ethically questionable Dr. Oz, then you may remember how he helped start a minor “green coffee extract” craze a couple years back by declaring it a miracle weight loss drug. In an attempt to cash in on this dubious hype, a number of sites started popping up within weeks, repeating and exaggerating the already puffed-up claims, and using fake endorsements, faux news articles and fictional “reporters.” [More]