Star of the devilish Netflix show Lucifer Tom Ellis has warned fans of potential catfishes pretending to be him on social media.
Posting a video on Instagram with the caption “Please Watch” (which you can watch above), Ellis explained: “Unfortunately, I have to do a little video because people keep pretending to be me on social media and other people keep falling for it and sending money for charitable things that aren’t really charitable things.”
He emphasised that he only goes by @officialtomellis on Instagram and @tomellis17, which he doesn’t use but is kept open to prevent impersonation.
“On any other social media platform, it is not me. It is not me on TikTok, I cannot say it more clearly. I am so sorry for the people that have fallen for that and I am so resentful for the people that do pretend to be me and try to get money out of you. Please do not fall for it anymore,” Ellis concluded.
Ellis’ profiles on Instagram and Twitter are verified, making it easier for people to distinguish the real profile from the fake one.
Sadly, this is not the first time the actor has had to contend with fake profiles. Back in 2017, the actor urged his followers to block a fake account pretending to him that was trying to scam his fans out of money.
“Please don’t give money to this fake account, it’s not me,” he pleaded with his followers at the time on Twitter.
It was also revealed in February of this year that fans were being tricked into believing they were speaking to him on Gmail, Yahoo!, and Hangouts.
“I have never communicated privately online with anyone I do not know in real life. Please use your own common sense on the internet,” Ellis wrote on Instagram.
All the fakery comes after the final season of Lucifer dropped on Netflix in early September, much to the sadness of fans who want the show to keep airing.
Lucifer seasons 4-6 are streaming now on Netflix. You can also catch up on seasons 1-4 via Amazon.