Johnny Depp, 59, has been in the news a lot as of late, mainly due to his lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, 35, who he sued for defamation after she wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post, where she referred to herself as a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”
Due to Heard’s allegations, Depp’s career has taken a few hits. First, Warner Bros.’ “The Fantastic Beasts” franchise dropped the actor from the films and recast him with Mads Mikkelson. Then, the Walt Disney Company fired Depp from his iconic role of Jack Sparrow in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.
Now, months after the jury found Amber Heard defamed Johnny Depp by publicly accusing him of domestic abuse, and found that Depp proved Heard lied about her allegations, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor is warning his fans of imposters on social media.
Beware of Johnny Depp Scams
Johnny Depp took to Instagram to, once again, warn fans of scammers and imposters. In a statement posted to Depp’s Instagram Story from the 59-year-old actor and his team, “We have been made aware that there continues to be fraudulent imposters pretending to be Johnny or those on his team, offering meetings and promising time with him, often for payment. Some of these attempts appear to be quite convincing, for example by digitally mimicking his voice and using other forms of communication that appear to be authentic.”
“Please be aware that these are scams,” the statement continues. “It is not Johnny or anyone from his team. These people are criminals trying to make money off of vulnerable, kind people. If you are aware of this happening, or have been targeted yourself, please report it to the online fraud teams at your local police forces.”
Unfortunately, this is not the first time the 59-year-old actor has had to post about scams on social media. In June 2022, Depp posted a similar statement on his social media, referring to the scams and imposters as “relentless.”
“I’ve been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or people working with me,” the actor wrote back in June 2022. “I ask that you remain cautious as it seems these fake accounts can be relentless. My team is working to combat the problem. Thank you for your continued support and for making me aware of this issue!”
How Do You Know The Real Johnny Depp?
Within the statement released by Johnny Depp and his team, a list of validated social media platforms:
- Instagram: @johnnydepp
- TikTok: @johnnydepp
- Facebook: @johnnydepp
- Discord: @JohnnyDepp0854
Additionally, Depp’s team made it clear that the “Edward Scissorhands” actor will not communicate with fans via email, fan sites, WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, text messaging, or phone calls. Therefore, if someone is trying to contact you by one of these methods, it is, unfortunately, a scam and should be reported.
Again, if you are aware of this happening, or have been targeted yourself, please report it to the online fraud teams at your local police department.