Imelda May warns that an imposter is using social media to scam her fans out of money 8 months ago

Imelda May warns that an imposter is using social media to scam her fans out of money

She isn't the only one whose been impersonated recently.

Imelda May has warned fans that an impersonator is posing as her on social media and asking for money.

The Dublin musician took to Twitter to notify fans, while also sharing a picture of herself.

"Hey people. This is me," May wrote below the selfie. "Not the hacker who's privately messaging people as me, asking for money. I will NEVER do that! Be careful!"

Several fans got back in touch by confirming that the Imelda impersonator had contacted them both via Twitter and Instagram.

This comes two weeks after Westlife's Shane Filan issued a similar warning, in which he said: "I am aware that some fans have been contacted by someone pretending to be me," before proceeding to list off his official accounts.

"I do not have any other accounts and I do not DM fans from these or any other accounts. I have reported the fake accounts and they will be dealt with ASAP. If you are contacted please report them also."

And likewise, Ronan Keating was forced to warn his own fans of similar activity.

So the moral of the story is, when a majorly successful artist approaches you on social media and requests money, do not comply.