Addressing Fake GaryVee Accounts and Scams

Gary Vaynerchuk
Oct 24, 2018 · 3 min read

Hey VaynerNation, this is a quick message from Team Gary Vee:

It has been brought to our attention that there are numerous people trying to impersonate @garyvee and scam people by offering illegitimate services in exchange for money. Scammers are often sending private messages over social media, email, text pretending to be Gary. They often use Gary’s name and photo to falsely endorse get-rich-quick schemes.

Followers who post/comment on Gary’s social media are being specifically targeted in private channels by people impersonating Gary. The scammers use quite convincing methods to try and extract personal information and cash from the targeted individual. The following scam has been circulating for quite some time — the scammer posing as Gary tries to extract money from BITCOIN opportunities and ask the individuals to invest in. If you see this scam, please report it.

Gary’s personal accounts are all verified and the team accounts will be posted below — we will not send personal messages regarding investments, charity donations or any other from these accounts. If you are contacted by somebody on social media pretending to be Gary please report them through the social media platform that the incident is happening on.

Most social media platforms do a speedy job of taking down fake accounts, so we urge you to report from your end as step 1.

We are doing everything we can to report scammers and get fake sites taken down as soon as possible. We have dealt with hundreds of instances and tackle more every week, working with our legal team and urging social networks to do more to stop the scams.

However, the best and most immediate step you can take on your own is to report the account immediately to the appropriate platform support. In the unfortunate event, you may have already given way personal information or other securities, we advise you to contact your local law enforcement.

Here are all our official channels

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Youtube International Accounts List






@garyvee .


How do I report fake GaryVee accounts?

  1. Look for report option to “Report profile/ The account violate community guidelines/ Report account”
  2. Choose the option “This profile is impersonating someone/ This profile is pretending to be someone else”
  3. Next, choose the option “A celebrity or a public figure”
  4. Last, input Gary’s real handle on platform if possible.

We really appreciate it when you report these fake accounts! The platforms usually do a speedy job taking them down!

Platform Support Contacts:

Here’s a fake account to look out for:

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Here are some examples of texts that that people are getting:

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