Ronan Keating has warned fans not to engage with fake accounts online pretending to be him.
The Boyzone singer took to social media on Wednesday to warn people about fake accounts circulating online with his name and pictures.
He urged fans not to engage with an account with his name that doesn’t have a verified blue tick.
“Hello, everyone. If it doesn’t have a verified blue tick, it’s not me on twitter or insta. Don’t give anyone your bank account information or money online,” he said.
This comes after some fans of the 45-year-old were contacted by fake Instagram and Facebook accounts and asked for their bank details.
Some of Keating’s fans responded to his tweet, saying they had been contacted by scammers.
One user said: “So many fake Ronans have sent me DMs lately, especially on Instagram, but they always get blocked and reported. I hope no one really falls for this and gets scammed.”
Another said: “I’ve had a few people on Instagram pretending to be you and asking for money for a personal message.”
While another said: “I had someone posing as you asking for money last year but luckily I reported it I knew it was a scam when he asked for money.”
A message from the fake account read: “My marriage has been hell for the last 8 months the media doesn’t know about. Me and mine got separated due to a scandal she was involved in with one of my band members and as a result we got separated separately but not made public due to my musical career.
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“Since I’m talking to you, whatever you see me and you doing in shows or concerts, radio or television exposure is just one way of complying with the court order until our divorce is upheld by the court…”
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/ronan-keating-warns-fans-scammers-are-using-his-identity-to-try-to-steal-their-cash-42081168.html Ronan Keating warns fans scammers are using his identity to try and steal their money