If a country star appears to be reaching out to you directly via social media, you should be vary wary. Every artist out there has a story about someone creating a fake account on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pretending to be the artist. Sometimes things get serious, like when Chris Young took on someone claiming to be him and asking his fans for money on Facebook. Chris went after the fake account and also sent the perpetrator a direct message, as you can see below.
There are times when those fake accounts cause belly laughs though.
Barbara Brooks, wife of Brooks & Dunn’s Kix Brooks, got a message from an account with the user name of her husband. They had one of his photos in their profile, too. As you can see from the message they sent to Barbara in broken English, this was clearly not Kix Brooks behind the keyboard.
The message reads, “Hello. Thanks for the love and support you have shown me over the years. Thank you and God bless … I sent you a request on here because you are a very beautiful woman. I have been single for me because my ex cheat on me but with God all things are possible. Are you single? If yes here is my private cell phone [number].”
Of all people, Barbara would be the one to know this imposter’s story does not check out. She posted the message on Twitter with the phone number still listed. Her caption reads, “The irony of one of the @kixbrooks hackers sending this message to me is pretty hilarious.”
Let that be a lesson to you, folks. Never give your money or your heart away to a country star who sends you a message out of the blue on Facebook.