Eagles And Whitesnake Warn Fans About Imposters On The Loose
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale and The Eagles took to social media to warn fans about scammers pretending to be rockstars online in order to solicit money from them or extract personal data which may be used for nefarious purposes.
Coverdale posted a video on his Twitter account saying, “It’s been brought to my attention there are people actively running scams about my name and Whitesnake, asking you for money or information or personal data. That is absolutely not us. We don’t do that, we would never come to you directly for your personal information or ask you for money. These are scams. If you don’t see the verified blue mark, it is not verified. There are no affiliated or official fan clubs for either myself — David Coverdale — or for Whitesnake. So please, don’t be scammed and have the best Christmas you can. God bless you.”
Important Reminder!!!…XXX pic.twitter.com/EcpcwkqrV8
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) December 21, 2020
The Eagles also gave their followers a similar warning. They wrote, “It has been brought to our attention that imposters are attempting to solicit money from Eagles fans on social media, in the name of a charity which does not exist. Be assured that Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Timothy B. Schmit, Deacon Frey & Vince Gill would never contact you to ask for money. If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a member of the Eagles via any form of electronic communication, or on any social media platform, we recommend referring to the platform’s imposter policy and following instructions to report them immediately. Verified profiles for the band and individual members can be identified by a blue checkmark next to their names.”
This type of criminal activity is fairly common on the internet. Thus, it’s best to always be wary about people approaching you online and always double check the social media account if it has been verified. And don’t just click any link sent to you.