Rob Baker from The Tragically Hip is putting fans on notice about fake merchandise that claims to be linked to Gord Downie’s charity. The guitarist took to twitter yesterday saying that onlien shoppers are being duped into buying t-shirts, hoodies and other items that claim to give $10 to the Gordie Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research. Baker says the operators, who are using Facebook and Instagram to market themselves, aren’t linked to the band. Group “Gord Downie Supporters” on Facebook is using advertising to market their products. Some posts state “Wear this t-shirt and give your support”
Hey folks, there are a lot of THip Tshirts, hoodies…on the net, Instagram, Facebook…claiming that $10 goes to Gord Downie fund. It’s BS!
— Rob Baker (@tthbaker) April 25, 2017
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