How to Identify Celebrity Impostor Scams | AARP Live | RFD-TV

How to Identify Celebrity Impostor Scams | AARP Live | RFD-TV


Celebrities share career news
and personal views all the time. But if you get a direct message out of the blue from your favorite star,
it’s almost certainly a scam. Here are three ways to
spot a celebrity impostor scam. Look for the blue check mark
on celebrity social media accounts. The check mark indicates a platform
has verified the account as genuine. If there’s no check mark,
it’s an impostor. Report online celebrity impersonators
to the relevant social network. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
have procedures for reporting these bogus accounts. Google the celebrity’s name
along with the word “scam” to see if it has been connected to any impostor scams
or fraudulent behavior. For more tips on how to avoid scams go to aarp.org/FraudWatchNetwork, and make sure to tune in to RFD-TV
the third Thursday of each month for “Rural America Live” with AARP.

About the author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *