More and more fake social media accounts are popping up by the day, impersonating celebrities and asking fans for money or personal information. All too often, people fall for these scams.
Blake Shelton and his team called up a few other country stars to help support the movement against these impostor accounts, encouraging fans to report suspicious activity at socialmediasafetynashville.com.
So, how do you differentiate the fake accounts from the real deal? Look for the blue checkmark. All legitimate artist accounts on social media (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) will have a verified blue check by their username. Your favorite artist will not DM you asking to send them money, to purchase tickets to a "private acoustic performance", or share personal information.
Every day we notice more and more people pretending to be artists on social media and tricking fans into invasive situations. We want to set the record straight! - Team BS— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) June 27, 2018
Learn more about reporting fake accounts here: https://t.co/vXz4VSzXLn pic.twitter.com/kEVWqjJrRE