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Fan Of WWE Star Loses House To Con Artist Pretending To Be Her

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Fan Of WWE Star Loses House To Con Artist Pretending To Be Her

A man lost his house after being conned by someone pretending to be WWE star Liv Morgan.

Morgan – real name Gionna Daddio – has urged her fans to be careful online after hearing devastating stories of crooks tricking people out of money.

In a post to Twitter, the 27-year-old revealed that one guy actually lost his home as a result of a scammer contacting him.

She said: "Guys I’ve been sent so many emails of horror stories about people making fake accounts and emails pretending to be me and asking for huge amounts of money.

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"This really makes me so sad. Please don’t use my name to con people out of their hard-earned money. Please please please.

"A man sold his home and lost everything thinking he was helping 'me'. This has me so sick.

"Please know I would never reach out to ask any of you for a single penny. I’m so sad. Please stop."

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In the comments, Morgan's followers shared their own experiences of being approached by thieves.

One person said: "I report accounts everyday. As soon as one account is deleted, the scammers starts a new one.

"I had one guy reach out to me three times in a row in 30 minutes as a fake Roman (Reigns) because he didn't know I was the one getting his accounts banned that fast. I told him by the third."

Another added: "I didn’t sell my house but I was scammed myself 3 yrs ago and I’m still paying for it. So I guess I’m just as gullible but this person portrayed themselves to be another WWE superstar.

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"Long story short, fraudulent check and I’m paying for it."

Earlier this year, Brits were warned to be on guard for a scam doing the rounds on WhatsApp.

WhatsApp users have been warned about a scam doing the rounds. Credit: Alamy
WhatsApp users have been warned about a scam doing the rounds. Credit: Alamy

Lloyds Bank issued a warning to people who use WhatsApp after the number of scams on the platform saw a massive increase in just one year.

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WhatsApp is a popular choice for both one-to-one and group messaging for millions of people, but its popularity unfortunately also makes it a target for scammers.

Analysis released by Lloyds Bank determined WhatsApp scams are 'now the fastest growing form of impersonation fraud', with victims losing an average of around £1,950 each as the total number of scams reported as starting on WhatsApp soared by more than 2,000 percent between 2020 and 2021.

Lloyds explained that while fraudsters impersonating a bank, the police or an institution still account for 'the vast majority of reported impersonation fraud', there are an increasing number of cases in which the scammer pretends to be a loved one in need of help.

Scammers are said to start off by sending the same initial message to lots of different numbers in the hope they will receive a response. If they do, they then pretend to be a family member who lost their phone or who is messaging from a new phone, hence a new number.

Featured Image Credit: WWE/Instagram/@yaonlylivvonce

Topics: Crime, Technology, WWE

Dominic Smithers
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