How the crime is committed
Scamsters gather followers by creating fake social media accounts of celebrities. They send direct messages to the victims asking them to do charity, or participate in a financial scheme. In all cases, the victim ends up wiring money to the scamster. ■ ■
What you can do
Check the verification badge on the account.
Don’t maintain contact with the fake account. ■ ■ ■ Call 901 to check if the account is real or not. Report the account. In case you paid money, file a a police complaint.