Daniel O'Donnell warns fans about fake Facebook page 3 months ago

Daniel O'Donnell warns fans about fake Facebook page

"I was asked to pose in nothing but a tea cosy."

Daniel O'Donnell fans should keep an extra eye out for scammers, as the singer is being impersonated online and asking fans for their details.

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Many celebrities and influencers have found scams being set up in their names on Instagram and on Facebook.

Usually the scammers set up a fake account in the name of well known celebrities and start to add fans, asking them to send on information like their names and emails.

Daniel has sent out a warning to his fans on Facebook about the scam, a page which is under the name Daniel-Francis O'Donnell Music.

It has been brought to our attention that another page is circulating impersonating Daniel.
The page is under the name...

Posted by Daniel O'Donnell on Monday, 11 January 2021

Daniel said: "It has been brought to our attention that another page is circulating impersonating Daniel. The page is under the name Daniel Francis O Donnell."

"The page is adding people as a friend and asking them to email them to a particular email address. Please don't add this page or contact this person."

The post goes on to say: "Daniel never sends personal messages on his Facebook page. Please just be aware."

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Some fans left comments explaining how they had been asked to transfer money to the account. One Daniel fan, Cathal Loughnane, said: "I have been friends with this other Daniel for quite a while now. I took it as genuine and I thought we had developed quite a bond. Then I was asked to pose in nothing but a tea cosy."

The best thing to do with the types of accounts is, of course, to report them and block them. You can never be too safe when it comes to online scams, even Daniel O'Donnell ones.