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Peaky Blinders fans call attention to £1,000 ‘meet and greet’ Instagram scam

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The woman who loved the BBC’s hit crime drama set in Birmingham warned of Instagram messages promising to meet and greet actors from Peaky Blinders, including Cillian Murphy as gang boss Tommy Shelby

Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson) and Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in Peaky Blinders
Fans of hit show Peaky Blinders – starring Paul Anderson and Cillian Murphy – are being warned to beware of an Instagram scam

Peaky Blinders fans are being warned about a scammer posing as his favorite show Arthur Shelby offering to meet the stars for a one-time price of £1,000.

The scammer sent Instagram messages to fans under the name of actor Paul Anderson. The real-life Paul played the brother of gang boss Tommy Shelby in the hit BBC drama series about a crime family in 1920s Birmingham.

Fans held a private “meet and greet” session with the stars that included dinner with the Shelby clan and the chance to get autographs and photos.

Shows fan Yasemin Kaptan, 46, from London, among those who sent out the invite. She believes she’s been targeted when she runs a fan page dedicated to actor Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy.

She told the Sunday Mirror: “As soon as I saw the announcement, I contacted Peaky Blinders’ official Instagram page and they confirmed it was a scam. I know it doesn’t sound right, he won’t ask for money.







Yasemin Kaptan fears Peaky Blinders fans will be caught by scammers
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Instagram Messages Offers Meetups With Peaky Blinders Stars For £1,000

“I would hate to think that any Peaky Blinders fan would be cheated and paid for by this. I think what he’s doing is despicable. I contacted the real Paul Anderson to tell him what was going on. It’s not true, it’s a scam.

“I don’t want fan page participants to be left out.”

The scammer pretends to thank fans for commenting on posts and asks for their email addresses to chat privately. Whoever ate the bait was then offered to meet privately and say hello if they delivered large sums of money.

The message in garbled English read: “Hello to all management team. The private meet and greet session gives you the opportunity to take great photos, autographs, dinner dates and the entire management presence.

“The cost of the meeting was £1,000. Money is not an issue, it’s a rule of thumb to ensure our meetings are handled properly and sufficiently, our attorneys will write to you immediately and possibly your payment. refund if Mr. Paul wants.

“Let us know if you make the payment now we can send the details. Thank you and stay safe. ”

After Yasemin alerted Peaky Blinders’ official website, they warned fans in a statement: “This is definitely spam, don’t give money.”

The BBC, which has aired six series of shows since 2013, did not respond to a request for comment.

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