Dan Walker has sent his followers a concerned message regarding his social media presence.
That BBC breakfast Presenter leaving the show for Channel 5 5 news released a video next week addressing the increase in copycat accounts pretending to be him.
He explained that these fake accounts messaged his fans asking them to send money.
In the video, which was shared on his Twitter and Instagram pages, Walker said: “Hi, just a quick note because over the past few days I’ve had a few messages from people saying they’ve received messages from people who are there on social media claiming to be me.
“I didn’t do any of that, by the way, Your Honor. Importantly though, I don’t have a personal account, so that’s it.
“I would not send you private or direct messages asking for information or money, or give you a number to call to speak to my assistant. That just doesn’t happen.”
He captioned the clip: “Just a little video in response to a series of messages I’ve received. The only contact I will ever share is the email in my bio. Let it be well with you.”
Walker’s fans thanked the presenter for warning about the scammers. Many responded that they had in fact received friend requests from a private account impersonating Walker.
The presenter who appeared in the latest series of Be sure to come dancehas been a staple of the BBC’s flagship breakfast show since 2016.
He will take over 5 news from Dr. Sian Williams, who announced her departure in April 2021.
In a congratulatory message to Walker on Twitter, she wrote, “I know what it’s like to move from the @BBCBreakfast sofa to @channel5_tv and you’re going to love it.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/dan-walker-bbc-breakfast-twitter-b2075721.html Dan Walker: Concerned BBC Breakfast host warns fans after rise in fake social media accounts