Hollywood actor, Johnny Depp has called out to his fans all over the world to remain cautious amid a spike in fake social media accounts pretending to be him.
It should be recalled that there has been a prolonged spell of renewed interest in Depp, best known for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie following his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
At the end of the trial, the jury returned a verdict in favour of Depp that found the Aquaman actress did defame him with her op-ed. Depp was awarded damages of $8.35million (£6.8m) after reductions, while Heard was also awarded $2m (£1.6m) in damages.
However, his victory has come with tons of media buzz and one of the things tat this has sparked in a rise in the number of people creating fake social media accounts claiming to be the actor.
Addressing the recent surge, Depp wrote in a statement shared on his Instagram stories on Sunday: ‘I’ve been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or people working with me.
“I do not have any private or side accounts on any platforms. These are the only pages run by me and my team where we share updates and communicate: Instagram @JohnnyDepp TikTok @JohnnyDepp Facebook @JohnnyDepp Discord @JohnnyDepp0854.”
He added in a personal message: “I ask that you remain cautious as it seems these fake accounts can be relentless. My team is working to combat the problem. Thank you for your continued support and for making me aware of this issue!
“Love & respect, JD xx.”