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Fake accounts have been around since the beginning of Instagram. Whether they’re attempting to pass themselves off as someone else or just trying to have a laugh, social media is filled with scammers.
While basically anyone with any amount of fame has people attempting to pass off as them, very rarely do they hear from the artist themselves. Chris Young gave a poser the surprise of his life when he direct messaged the scam artist on Instagram from someone else’s phone.
A fake account called “chrisyoungmusicoffial” posed as the country singer and was mass messaging fans of the singer on Instagram asking for them to make donations and support his foundation. Catching wind of the misconduct going down on the social media platform, Young took the matter into his own hands to shut the scam artist down.
“Hi you gigantic douche canoe! It’s Chris Young! From someone else [sic] phone who you’re trying to scam please stop being GIGANTIC DRAIN ON SOCIETY. And just know, were [sic] flagging this account as spam Cheers,” the country singer wrote to the alleged scammer.
Absolutely hilarious! While that specific account has been shut down, to make sure you don’t fall victim to a similar incident make sure the artist page you follow is verified with a little blue check mark next to their name.
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