Daniel O’Donnell has become the victim of a fraudster who has been impersonating him on WhatsApp in a bid to scam money from his loyal fans.
The veteran crooner, who has been the victim of a Facebook hacker in the past, took to his fan club magazine to warn his followers to be on their guard for bogus requests for charity donations.
The magazine warned: “There is currently a person on WhatsApp using an image of Daniel and his name ‘Daniel O’Donnell’, who is looking for a donation online for seemingly charitable purposes.”
The warning continues: “Please be aware that this is not Daniel, as Daniel never messages his fans on WhatsApp, and as this person is using Daniel’s image to try and get money from unsuspecting followers, this is regarded as fraud.
“Anyone who gets a message from this ‘rogue Daniel’ needs to report it immediately through WhatsApp – as there is an option to do so – to block this person.
“Please also be aware that Daniel never goes on Messenger via Facebook, so if you see anything up there which looks like it has come or is coming from Daniel, it’s not.”
It’s not the first time the 56-year-old’s profile has been hijacked by conmen.
Just last year the singer took to Facebook to set the record straight after hackers tried to set up a bogus account using his name.Tags: