Hugh Jackman has issued a warning to fans after he discovered scammers posing as him online.
That wolf star, 53, warned him Instagram followers to internet scams that ask people for bank information, while using that person’s name and likeness.
“I have never and will never ask for your credit card [number]personal information, Social Security [number]bank information, etc,” Jackman wrote on his account instagram stories.
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“If anyone asks for this information, and pretends to be me, it’s a scam! Please never give out your personal information to anyone. Be safe, dear HJ.”
Jackman’s name and image has been used in some cons online over the yearsincluding bitcoin scams that use actors as bait to convince people they can become millionaires.
The actor also warned fans about fake meet and greets with him that went viral on social media in 2019 and alerted followers that there were fake social media accounts in his name.
“Please know this… I have not and will never ask anyone to pay to meet me on social media,” he said at the time.
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Jackman is currently in New York City performing on the Broadway revival Music Manwith actress Sutton Foster.
His wife, Deborra-lee Furness, recently spoke on a podcast on old rumors about her husband’s sexuality.
Talk with Not Yesterday’s Success podcast, Furness, 66, laughs at the speculation.
“I mean, hello guys – if he’s gay, he can be gay!” she says.
“‘He doesn’t have to hide in the closet anymore, and he’s going on a date with Brad Pitt, or whatever. Not because Brad is gay, but you know what I’m saying! It’s so ridiculous, and then people perpetuate ridiculous things. and it’s boring.”
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