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« on: May 26, 2020, 03:41:15 PM »

I don't know if this deserves its own topic, but it just happened to me today & I wondered if anyone else had this happen.

I received a direct message from what I assume is a fake Brian Wilson account @livbrianwilson saying "Hello, (my first name) how are you doing?" I do follow Brian's real account, @BrianWilsonLive, so for just a second, I thought maybe it was real. Anyway, when I looked at the account, it started this month & says he is Brian Wilson & wants to interact personally with his fans. (Which if it were really him, would be cool!)
So... I haven't responded yet...

1. Anyone else get this?
2. Should I respond or ignore?
3. If I respond, should I ask fake Brian 3 questions about his career to "verify" his authenticity (Monty Python Holy Grail style), lol?
4. If so, ideas for questions are requested (just for fun)!  Or alternatively, you can ask fake Brian all the questions you've been wondering about.

If anyone here thinks there's a chance that real Brian has recently started a second Twitter account, where he has no tweets, but direct messages fans, let me know! As much as I would like to irritate the imposter, I do not want to cause our Brian any harm.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 06:00:22 PM »

There's no way Brian is personally talking to people on Twitter.
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 06:50:26 PM »

There's no way Brian is personally talking to people on Twitter.

Agreed, as much as I would love it. Ask ďBrianĒ about playing some crazy guitar solos or something; Iíd love to see what ďheĒ would say.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 06:54:43 PM »

According to posters on Brian's message, the same imposter is posting on Instagram. Sure sounds like a scam to me.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 07:50:38 PM »

Thanks everyone. I went & read the mentioned post on Brian's message board & it does appear to be some sort of scam making the rounds. As much as I would like to bombard the guy with BB questions just to be annoying, I decided to treat it like I would an unsolicited email scheme, & not reply.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 02:22:41 PM »

Generally, if you donít see a blue check mark on Twitter (which means itís officially verified) for a celebrity, itís fake. This isnít true in all cases, but most of the time. If there is a blue check though itís 100% guaranteed.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 08:43:53 PM »

I got the same message from "Brian Wilson" on Instagram some time ago. I ignored it.
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