Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan is the latest Irish celebrity to fall victim to social media scams, with various accounts targeting fans while pretending to be the star.
Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, Nicola shared screenshots of scam accounts messaging her followers, urging fans to proceed with caution.
Nicola isn’t the only Irish celebrity facing fake accounts on social media this week, with podcaster Vogue Williams also dealing with a similar situation.
The Bridgerton star took to her stories to warn fans about an online scam that was doing the rounds, writing; ‘Hello! No one I work with agent/publicist etc will ever DM you please ignore and report. I know some people are being asked for money too, that is 100% a scam.’
Along with another screenshot of someone pretending to be her, Nicola wrote; ‘I also don’t do DMs so anything you’re getting “from me” is not from me, definitely block these people and don’t give them any info.’
Nicola fell victim to a similar scam as Vogue Williams this week, with fake accounts using her likeness to push diet pills to fans.
The model wrote; ‘Thanks to everyone sending me on the links to people using my image. I do not endorse any kind of weight loss product. They are bulls*** and don’t work.’
Vogue went on to thank her fans and followers for bringing the issue to her attention, as she promised her weight loss was a direct result of healthy eating and training.
Celebrity scams online have been more prevalent in recent months, with many urging their fans to remain cautious and vigilant when interacting with anyone online.