Dog The Bounty Hunter is asking for help fighting an online criminal, the reality star says he is being impersonated by several social media accounts which appear to be associated with him or his television shows.
Duane Chapman is doing what he does best, he is on the hunt for “scammers” who have launched accounts to bilk people out of money or items while using his name and image.
A message appeared on Dog’s official accounts this week, warning his fans to unfollow and block IG accounts that are not real.
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“ATTENTION PLEASE, Fake alert,” the message began.
“Again, please be aware of fake accounts. Dog ONLY uses the verified account @duanedogchapman. We have no private our public outreach accounts, no private accounts at all. We have no reach out pages,” it read.
Dog The Bounty Hunter’s team explains the way the accounts are scamming his fans out of cash. Apparently, the account will seem to contact people following the page and ask for things like gift cards. Of course, if you send something like that it is untraceable.
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“The fakes are scammers asking for fees or gift cards We NEVER ask,” Dog’s team said.
Also, if anyone comes across these accounts, Dog is asking that you not forward to his people, but go ahead and let Instagram know and block them from your account.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Dog The Bounty Hunter has been the target of scams. The reality star has a huge following and very interactive fans on social media.
According to multiple reports, Dog was offered $430,000 to fly to Dubai and make a speech, and it turned out to be a total scam.
At the time, Dog’s literary agent was actually sent the six-figure check which looked very real. The money was delivered to his office via FedEx.
The scam actually started a month earlier when his agent seemingly got an email from the office of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan — the real Deputy Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates — offering to pay Dog the huge fee to speak at an economic empowerment convention for small business owners.
Of course, the catch was that organizers asked for Dog to donate $250,000 back to the organization. The Dog smelled a rat and walked away from the situation. But, you can imagine what would have happened if he sent funds overseas before the check he recieved cleared.
Bottom Line — Don’t Mess With Dog, He Will Find You!!