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Zoella warns fans of fake accounts… here’s how you can tell if you’re talking to a fraud


There can be a downside to being in the limelight and as Zoella has found out, some people love to impersonate her, amongst other famous faces.

It can be very easy to be misled into thinking you’ve added your favourites on social media when it isn’t even them. Here’s how you can find out if you’re talking to the real deal.

1. Celebs don’t have private accounts to add fans on

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If you ever get a Facebook friend request from Harry Styles’ private account, we’re sorry to tell you that it’s not going to be him, even if “he” says it’s his private account. If they have a private account it’s restricted to just friends and family.

2. Any account on social media owned by a pop star will be verified

 

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Make sure you look out for the verified tick on accounts like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as it means that the top dogs of that social media site have been in touch with the pop star to confirm that they are the real deal.

3. Listen to interviews

 

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Every so often, people like 5SOS or Little Mix are asked if they have Facebook or Tumblr and that’s where you 100% know if they have an account. They wouldn’t deny it if they had one.

4. Check their websites

 

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If anywhere is going to confirm their social media, it’s the official websites. Head on over to see what’s listed.

Hope this helps and make sure you keep an eye out for the real deal.

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Written by Jazz

I'm passionate about two things - Pop culture and journalism. Writing for MP is fulfilling both my passions! Follow me on Twitter- @Ollys_Direction but I warn you, I fangirl a lot!

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