Ronan Keating has issued a warning to fans, after an online scam used his name and images to defraud people of money.
Some fans were contacted by fake accounts pretending to be the Boyzone star, asking for money, and even pretending he and wife Storm were getting a divorce.
Warning followers to be vigilant, Ronan said on social media: “Hi All. If it doesn’t have a verified blue tick it’s not me on Twitter or Insta. Don’t give your bank account details or money to anyone online.”
Ronan isn’t the only one to be used in these type of scams recently, With Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan also have her identity used by scammers.
Taking to her Instagram stories, during the summer Nicola shared a screenshot of a fake account messaging fans offering to connect them with Nicola. She wrote, “Hello! No one I work with agent/publicist etc will ever DM you please ignore and report. I know some people are being asked for money too, that is 100% a scam.”
Along with another screenshot of someone pretending to be her, she wrote, “I also don’t do DMs so anything you’re getting ‘from me’ is not from me, definitely block these people and don’t give them any info.”
Vogue Williams also had to warn followers about fake accounts this year.
Urging them to ignore any DMs claiming to be her. The presenter thanked fans for bringing the issue to her attention, writing on her Instagram story, “Thanks to everyone sending me on the links to people using my image. I do not endorse any kind of weight loss product. They are bulls*** and don’t work.”