Reba McEntire is the latest country celebrity to take to social media to warn fans about fake accounts. It’s easy to use a celebrities name and try and get money from fans who adore that celebrity, but artists like Reba want to warn you not to fall for these requests.
“Hey guys, I need to talk to you something that Justin McIntosh (Vice President of Creative & Marketing for Reba) wanted me to remind you about. We need to be a little more careful on social media. And he asked me to say that my only official social media profiles—they have a blue check mark on it, beside my name. And I will never send you a direct message asking for any of your personal information or a request for money. Also, nobody from my team will ever do that. So if you do get an email or any kind of social media stuff like this report it.
She went on to talk about going to socialmediasafetynashville.com to get more information about staying safe.
“Thank you all for watching this. I learned something too today,” Reba ended before heading off to her Las Vegas show with Brooks and Dunn.
Reba is just the latest in a long line of artists who have spoken out, reminding fans of to be aware of fake accounts. She spoke out once before on a particular accounts under her name, but this time the news warranted a second mention with video.
The blue check mark next to each artists name is a sure sign they are verified. Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban and friends even went so far as to do a PSA video for fans about the awareness.
Reba’s video is just another reminder to be aware out there.
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This is my only official Instagram account. If you get a message from anyone else, it is a fake account pretending to be me and it’s very important that you report the account. To learn how to report fake accounts here and other social media platforms, visit SocialMediaSafetyNashville.com. #TheMoreYouKnow #SocialMediaSafety #Nashville