Paige Spiranac has an important message for fans. Because she is so popular, she has to deal with a ton of fake accounts that portray to be her so the longtime golf influencer wants to make sure her biggest supporters aren’t being duped by an imposter.
The former pro golfer, who boasts 3.6 million followers on Instagram, posted a video on social media that broke down what her supporters need to watch out for if they’re being approached by a “fake Paige.”
Spiranac added that if an account in question asks for money, iTunes, Applebee’s gift cards, or a relationship, it’s fake. Another red flag Spiranac told her followers to be on the lookout for is the language used by suspicious accounts.
“Are you talking to me or a fake account?” Spiranac begins her latest viral video. “Let’s see! Is the message coming from my verified account? If so, it is me.
“Is the message coming from an account under my name that has zero followers? It is not me. That is a fake account. If this account is asking for money, iTunes or Applebee’s gift cards, or a relationship, it’s not me.”
“If this person insists on talking to you on WhatsApp or Google Hangouts, it’s not me. If they show you a badly Photoshopped passport, drivers license, or an old picture off of my Instagram to prove that it’s me, it’s not me.”
“If this person calls you ‘dear,’ ‘honey,’ ‘handsome,’ ‘valued friend,’ ‘valued fan,’ ‘my fan.’ it’s not me.
“Welp. I hope that helps next time you are approached by a fake Paige (pun intended) and remember, just report and block if it’s not from my verified account.”
Spiranac has long dealt with fraudulent accounts impersonating her online, but that comes with being one the more popular golf influencers in the entire world.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.