Paul Hollywood has revealed that con artists are utilizing his photos to shamelessly rip-off ladies on on-line courting websites.
The Nice British Bake Off star, 54, is getting numerous tipsters flood his inbox about photos of him which might be being exploited in a bid to trick followers for money.
The truth is, the catfishing has gone to this point that the individuals behind the pc display screen are even pretending to be a part of his private entourage if posing as Paul fails.
The superstar chef has since reached out to followers to warn them concerning the rip-off, telling them to “watch out” and to all the time look out for the blue tick subsequent to a reputation, which exhibits an account is genuine and verified.
Writing to his 336okay Instagram followers, Paul penned: “Morning I’m nonetheless receiving messages saying there are scammers pretending to be me contacting you, search for the blue tick highlighted, additionally take a look at the follower quantity!
“I don’t have a non-public account.. please watch out, watch the GBBO, and Nice British Bake off scammers too, search for blue tick ALWAYS!!!!!! X.”
His message got here in helpful for plenty of his followers, as followers who’ve been victims of the shameless rip-off rushed to the feedback part to share their expertise.
One fan wrote: “I received one from a man who pretended to be your supervisor… I did not reply!”
One other penned: “I received it on twitter saying I gained to fulfill you, I’ve emailed u ages in the past about it, who was doing it turned actually nasty as nicely x.”
A 3rd added: “Sure I’ve had hundreds making an attempt so as to add me some with simply your image and their very own identify have reported all of them.”
Whereas one other wrote: “I obtain lots of followers together with your photographs. I report and block instantly.”
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