'Flip or Flop' star Christina El Moussa targeted by skin-product 'scam,' spokesperson says


As if Christina El Moussa didn't have enough to worry about with her personal life, now she's been targeted by a website claiming that the "Flip or Flop" star helped "create" a skincare product that she actually has nothing to do with.

A website, doctored to look like an article from People, claims that El Moussa is behind a skincare business known as Vinetics-C, that accounts for "close to 50 percent" of her and estranged husband Tarek El Moussa's income.

The website goes on to claim that Christina El Moussa said she created an anti-wrinkle serum "so that I could take care of my family without having to depend on staying together with Tarek.

"Tarek and I were having problems long before we broke up," El Moussa supposedly said in an Instagram post "which she later changed," according to the website. "I knew that my livelihood would be become threatened if I didn't take action, so I worked with a talented team to create Vinetics-C Anti-Wrinkle Serum to take care of my family without having to depend on staying together with Tarek."

See photos of Christina and Tarek El Moussa together:

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PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: TV Personalities Tarek El Moussa (L) and Christina El Moussa (R) attend the press room for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: TV Personalities Tarek El Moussa (L) and Christina El Moussa (R) attend the press room for the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
PASADENA, CA - APRIL 30: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa present the award for outstanding entertainment news program at the 44th annual Daytime Emmy Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on April 30, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa attend Tarek and Christina, TV's Favorite House Flippers, Featured at TREND/Stone Source Event in New York on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa attend Tarek and Christina, TV's Favorite House Flippers, Featured at TREND/Stone Source Event in New York on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa attend Tarek and Christina, TV's Favorite House Flippers, Featured at TREND/Stone Source Event in New York on September 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Tarek and Christina El Moussa, hosts of HGTV's hit show Flip or Flop, visited the HGTV Santa HQ at Lakewood Center. The reality stars visited with Santa, toured the new digital Santa headquarters and celebrated the holidays with fans on December 13, 2014 in Lakewood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Lakewood Center)
LAKEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Tarek and Christina El Moussa, hosts of HGTV's hit show Flip or Flop, visited the HGTV Santa HQ at Lakewood Center. The reality stars visited with Santa, toured the new digital Santa headquarters and celebrated the holidays with fans on December 13, 2014 in Lakewood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Lakewood Center)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Jason Langford, Christina El Moussa & Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, and Jamie Diaz attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and ?Immense? product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina & Tarek El Moussa of HGTVâs âFlip or Flop,â new North American brand attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina & Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Kenya Moore of Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta', Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and ?Immense? product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
TV hosts Tarek El Moussa , right, and his wife Christina El Moussa, second from right, talk during filming of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' reality TV show as they discuss what to do with this recently purchase house in Whittier on July 19, 2013. The single story 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,112 sq. ft home was purchased for $275,000 cash in a short sale. They will put up to $40,000 into fixing it up and hope to sell for $350,00- $400,000. It came with a bonus room. It was discovered the bonus room had a bad foundation and was demolished. They also discovered mold between the walls. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa help contractor Steve Cederquist pull down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
LAKEWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Tarek and Christina El Moussa, hosts of HGTV's hit show Flip or Flop, visited the HGTV Santa HQ at Lakewood Center. The reality stars visited with Santa, toured the new digital Santa headquarters and celebrated the holidays with fans on December 13, 2014 in Lakewood, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for Lakewood Center)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassador, attends the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MARCH 12: Christina El Moussa and Tarek El Moussa of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop', new North American brand ambassadors, attend the TREND Group and Granite Transformations global rebranding and âImmenseâ product collection launch event at Temple House on March 12, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
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The website also claimed that neither Tarek El Moussa and HGTV, which airs "Flip or Flop," were aware of the skincare line. And after checking with the reality star's spokesperson, TheWrap has discovered there's a good reason that they were unaware of it — because Christina El Moussa has nothing to do with it.

"This is absolutely NOT true, and it is a bogus website. This is not from People's website, and is clearly a scam with a made-up website address to give the false impression that Christina endorses this product or has made these false claims," El Moussa's spokesperson told TheWrap on Monday. "This is clearly an example of someone trying to take advantage of the current difficult situation she is going through in the public eye."

The spokesperson added, "We will forward [the website] to her attorney."

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TV hosts Tarek El Moussa , right, and his wife Christina El Moussa, second from right, talk during filming of HGTV's 'Flip or Flop' reality TV show as they discuss what to do with this recently purchase house in Whittier on July 19, 2013. The single story 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1,112 sq. ft home was purchased for $275,000 cash in a short sale. They will put up to $40,000 into fixing it up and hope to sell for $350,00- $400,000. It came with a bonus room. It was discovered the bonus room had a bad foundation and was demolished. They also discovered mold between the walls. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Contractor Steve Cederquist shows husband and wife team Christina and Tarek El Moussa a termite invested support beam during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Tarek El Moussa removes termite damaged wood during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa help contractor Steve Cederquist pull down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Christina,center, and Tarek El Moussa discuss replacing the screen door off the living room while filming an episode of 'Flip or Flop' while renovating a 1930's home on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Tarek El Moussa removes termite damaged wood during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa with contractor Steve Cederquist keep their distance after pulling down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Tarek,right, and Christina El Moussa help contractor Steve Cederquist pull down a terminate invested trellis in the backyard of a home during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Tarek El Moussa removes termite damaged wood during the filming of an episode of 'Flip or Flop' on July 2, 2014 on a house in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 2, 2014: Husband and wife team Christina,center, and Tarek El Moussa discuss replacing the screen door off the living room while filming an episode of 'Flip or Flop' while renovating a 1930's home on July 2, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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TheWrap has also reached out to People for comment.

The El Moussas announced their split after seven years of marriage in a statement to People in December, acknowledging, "Like many couples, we have had challenges in our marriage ... We had an unfortunate misunderstanding about six months ago and the police were called to our house in an abundance of caution. There was no violence and no charges were filed."

According to the El Moussas, they broke up following a May incident during which law enforcement responded to a call of a "possibly suicidal male with a gun." The call was made after Tarek retrieved a gun from a safe in the couple's Orange County, California, home and wandered into Chino Hills State Park.

Tarek told deputies that he headed to the park to "blow off some steam," and that he brought the gun with him as protection against mountain lions and rattlesnakes.

"Flip or Flop," which premiered in 2013, revolves around the El Moussas, real estate agents who buy distressed properties and renovate them.

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