Scammers impersonate celebrities on social media

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

by Ari Lazarus
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC

Did your favorite celebrity reach out to you on social media?

Before you get too excited, are you sure it's that person? Really sure? We've heard reports that scammers, who will try just about anything to separate you from your money, are now posing as celebrities on social media. They're asking fans to send money for all kinds of supposed reasons – like claiming a prize, donating to a charity, or giving help of some kind. Some celebs do raise money for legitimate causes. But you want to be sure the cause—and the person asking you to support it—are real.

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