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Old February 24th 2018, 12:08 PM
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Report that account to IG.
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Old February 27th 2018, 12:38 PM
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I came across an 'Foo Fighters Official' account on IG. There are for example pics of Dave with a capture saying 'Finally a good photo of me hahaha'. They are clearly pretending to be the real deal if you check the photos and captions.
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Old February 27th 2018, 05:08 PM
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I always report the fakers.......and I will continue to do so.....especially where these fake accounts are conning people out of money for fake meet and greets. Its disgusting that these people prey on fans desire to meet the band.

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Old March 2nd 2018, 02:28 AM
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I don't know if this is the same fake Pat or a new one but the account's been messaging people telling them "he" is in LA attending fan meetings - http://instagram.com/pat.smear.official

They're finding fans through the official accounts.
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I don't know if this is the same fake Pat or a new one but the account's been messaging people telling them "he" is in LA attending fan meetings - http://instagram.com/pat.smear.official

They're finding fans through the official accounts.
I saw....sounds like the same fake Pat from the speech pattern.
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Old March 5th 2018, 11:38 PM
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Don't do the real members have Instagram accounts? And if they do, they should have the check button sign next to their names for verification, right?

Sorry, I deleted my Instagram now so I can't check.
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Old March 6th 2018, 03:39 AM
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Don't do the real members have Instagram accounts? And if they do, they should have the check button sign next to their names for verification, right?

Sorry, I deleted my Instagram now so I can't check.
As mentioned previously in the thread, the band has an official IG account that has also been verified. Some individual band members have accounts and it has been verified that it is their own, but only Chris's has been verified by Twitter:

Nate
Chris
Rami

I'm not sure about hawkinshair or taylor_hawkins on IG - both are followed by a few people in the band's circle, but they post pics that are either from Hawkins Hair on Twitter (confirmed to be real) or easily Googled. So without any personalized content, we'll say they're fake.

Dave does not have a personal, public IG account. None. Nada.
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Are IG actively closing these reported accounts tho? It doesn't seem that way...
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Are IG actively closing these reported accounts tho? It doesn't seem that way...
They closed down the Fake Pat and Fake Shifty accounts when I reported them but it did take about a week.

I also reported them to the FF official IG account and messaged Jill.
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They closed down the Fake Pat and Fake Shifty accounts when I reported them but it did take about a week.

I also reported them to the FF official IG account and messaged Jill.
Oh ok so I am just being a bit impatient then. Thanks!
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Old March 10th 2018, 07:02 PM
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I was just impatient. They closed down the 'official' IG account now.
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Another fake Pat....I messed with this one to see what he would say and he sent me a message....

"Hello sarah,
Your ideal day with Mr Pat would be his arrival at your residence before noon,You will have a personal time with him, private lunch, a candle lit dinner later that day as he gets to sign your autographs and you take pictures together. Plans have already been put in place to this effect. The sum of $1000 Will be required to set up all necessary arrangements for the meeting as a date will be given to you upon payment of the stated sum.A confirmatory email as to whether this goes down well with you would be appreciated. Am deeply sorry for the delay in response to your mail, you can now reach Mr pat on his new instagram handle @Pat.smear.official
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Sounds just like the real Pat

I reported it to IG and FF
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At least the message is so poorly written and unbelievable (candle lit dinner?!) you'd hope people would realise it was a con, and this isn't really a representative of "Mr Pat".
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At least the message is so poorly written and unbelievable (candle lit dinner?!) you'd hope people would realise it was a con, and this isn't really a representative of "Mr Pat".
The thing that tipped me off was there was no mention of champagne

Had it said champagne lunch I might have believed him
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Another fake Pat....I messed with this one to see what he would say and he sent me a message....

"Hello sarah,
Your ideal day with Mr Pat would be his arrival at your residence before noon,You will have a personal time with him, private lunch, a candle lit dinner later that day as he gets to sign your autographs and you take pictures together. Plans have already been put in place to this effect. The sum of $1000 Will be required to set up all necessary arrangements for the meeting as a date will be given to you upon payment of the stated sum.A confirmatory email as to whether this goes down well with you would be appreciated. Am deeply sorry for the delay in response to your mail, you can now reach Mr pat on his new instagram handle @Pat.smear.official
Thanks."

Sounds just like the real Pat

I reported it to IG and FF
The account has now been closed.....but Iím sure he will be back
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Old March 19th 2018, 04:03 AM
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Some more fakes:

ramijaffee_official
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Wow, and that first one is even going down the fake donations to help African children route. Scumbags.
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Are IG actively closing these reported accounts tho? It doesn't seem that way...
If you report them to me via email or facebook/Instagram the management company has a direct contact vs. people reporting them the old fashioned way. If it's done quickly we can do it. You can also @foofighters on Twitter. They pay attention.
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If you report them to me via email or facebook/Instagram the management company has a direct contact vs. people reporting them the old fashioned way. If it's done quickly we can do it. You can also @foofighters on Twitter. They pay attention.
I tweeted @foofighters and they messaged me back very quickly to say they were on it. They do listen and they do take action.
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If you report them to me via email or facebook/Instagram the management company has a direct contact vs. people reporting them the old fashioned way. If it's done quickly we can do it. You can also @foofighters on Twitter. They pay attention.
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I tweeted @foofighters and they messaged me back very quickly to say they were on it. They do listen and they do take action.
Thanks guys. I'm not on Twitter or Facebook so for a quicker response I'll email Jill in the future as well as reporting them to IG.
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