AceShowbiz - Representatives for country star Miranda Lambert have warned fans not to fall for fraudsters soliciting money online.
The "Vice" singer's devotees have become the latest to be targeted by cyber criminals, with people setting up fake social media accounts and posing as Miranda to convince followers to send her funds, so her team has taken to Twitter to urge supporters to be vigilant.
"Be aware there are lots of scammers on the internet that create fake accounts, pretend to be Miranda, and ask for money," read a message posted on Tuesday, January 15.
"Miranda does NOT have any private accounts. She will NEVER privately message you to ask for money or gift cards."
Members of her team went on to list each of the actual social media pages belonging to Lambert, and told fans to be weary of any account which did not boast the "verified check marks" proving it's official.
Be aware there are lots of scammers on the internet that create fake accounts, pretend to be Miranda, and ask for money. Miranda does NOT have any private accounts. She will NEVER privately message you to ask for money or gift cards. Her only official accounts are below -Team ML pic.twitter.com/BPLcBGyjV0— Miranda Lambert (@mirandalambert) January 15, 2019
The Twitter warning emerges a month after a South Carolina woman was revealed to have been scammed out of $160,000 (£126,000) by a con artist posing as fellow country singer Dierks Bentley.
Representatives for pop star Sia Furler also recently had to apologise to fans after discovering she had an impersonator on a variety of social networks.
"The only place Sia occasionally posts is here on Twitter," her team tweeted in November (2018). "We're sorry for any anxiety or distress these imposters (sic) have caused any of you. Be careful out there and have an amazing holiday season."
An important message from Team Sia pic.twitter.com/zNc9QqBUcb— sia (@Sia) November 25, 2018