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Instagram Is Home Of The Celebrity Impersonator

The celebrity you think messaged you is really a scammer

A man’s hand holding a cell phone open to an Instagram page.

Instagram is home to celebrity impersonators; I’ve gotten messages from several celebrities I follow.

They all follow a script, literally.

All the initial messages have been the same: They created an account to thank their followers for…



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Robin Christine Honigsberg

Sensitive eccentric.Writes mainly short stories & about living w/several mental illnesses. 3xOD survivor. Top Writer in “Reading.” Editor-“AYOT”