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Old January 25th 2018, 04:35 AM
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Hi there -

So we have been trying to kill accounts that pretend to be one of the bandmembers, not only because they’re full of shit but because they also try and scam fans. For example, a fake Taylor was charging people $400 for a special meet and greet VIP experience which is never going to happen.

Please let those know that this is a scam and the band will never ever ever sell any kind of VIP experience. We have had a fake Pat and several other fake Taylor’s.

If in doubt, ASK!
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Old January 25th 2018, 01:39 PM
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$400 for fake Taylor is cheap - fake Pat was charging $1500
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Old January 25th 2018, 06:45 PM
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$400 for fake Taylor is cheap - fake Pat was charging $1500
I think we found out about fake Taylor because someone complained after paying for it and we were all...uh, yeah, that wasn't real.
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Old January 25th 2018, 07:11 PM
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I think we found out about fake Taylor because someone complained after paying for it and we were all...uh, yeah, that wasn't real.
Someone actually paid??
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Someone actually paid??
Sadly far too many are taken in by the fake accounts. Most don't try to buy these fake offers, but it's a continuing problem that these accounts are considered real by so many, especially if the press pick them up. I remember the problems we had with a fake Dave on twitter a few years ago, didn't take any money but the press were quoting what he posted as being from Dave, some of which were hurtful/rude etc.
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Sadly far too many are taken in by the fake accounts. Most don't try to buy these fake offers, but it's a continuing problem that these accounts are considered real by so many, especially if the press pick them up. I remember the problems we had with a fake Dave on twitter a few years ago, didn't take any money but the press were quoting what he posted as being from Dave, some of which were hurtful/rude etc.
That sucks big hairy balls.

I've reported a fake Pat, a fake Taylor and a fake Chris in the last few months
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While we're at it, this one was caught out a few months ago, made a half-arsed statement that it was a fan page, but has now reverted to representing itself as real: https://www.instagram.com/davegrohl/
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I've been contacted on instagram by someone claiming to be Rami. They have started asking me about meet n greet.
Clearly a scammer?

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I've been contacted on instagram by someone claiming to be Raffi. They have started asking me about meet n greet.
Clearly a scammer?
Yes, the real Rami wouldn't do that, and he can be found here - https://www.instagram.com/theramilama/?hl=en

Anyone else is a faker.
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Report that account to IG.
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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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Another day, another imposter! ChrisShiflett7 on Twitter. They aren't even having a good crack at it, just retweeting the stuff from the genuine article

Reported to FF and Jill
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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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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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