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Beauty and The Beast and Pembrokeshire Murders star Luke Evans has posted a statement on Instagram to warn his fans about a “very dark” scam that is targeting them. The Welsh actor from Pontypool wrote a lengthy message detailing the ‘catfishing’ scam some of his followers had fallen for and stated he “can’t believe I’m having to do this again”.

He said: “Hey guys, Can’t believe I’m having to do this again, but I’ve been made aware, five or six times just today, that 100s [of] my fans are being contacted by scammers pretending to be me or my management asking for money.

“Sadly some of these people, mostly female, have fallen for the catfishing and have lost money. It’s very disturbing. I am stating it here, once again, that I do not contact my fans directly, neither me or my management would ever contact you and ask you for money.

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“Just think twice, PLEASE! before you think about speaking to these people, they just want your money.” He added that he does not speak to fans directly on “Instagram, Facebook or WhatsApp or any other kind of chat groups”, adding: “IT’S A LIE AND THEY ARE SCAMMERS and it’s taking a lot of people down a very dark rabbit hole.”

He concluded his solemn message wit this: “DON’T BE FOOLED. IT’S NOT ME YOU ARE SPEAKING TO.”

Luke Evans warns fans about scammers(Image: Luke Evans’ Instagram story)

These sorts of scams, where a scammer impersonates a celebrity, has seen a surge in the last couple of years and have developed to even include video and voice impersonations – this is known as ‘Deepfakes’, where AI is used to send messages in the voice of the famous figure or even via video.

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