Country music stars Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Jon Pardi, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Maggie Rose, Brett Young, Cale Dodds, Trace Adkins, Old Dominion, and Travis Denning, are fed up with social media imposters preying upon their fans. The group of artists recently teamed up to create a helpful PSA video to help fans avoid being taken advantage of by those pretending to be the stars themselves.
“I’m Blake Shelton, and I want to talk to you about something that’s important: Imposters on social media,” Shelton shares.
“Every day, we’ve noticed more and more people,” he says of individuals creating misleading social media accounts. “So we want to make sure you know how to spot the signs of the fake accounts. Like the one called ‘Blakey Shelton.’ That’s bullshit.”
“Never give out any of your private information,” the Oklahoman adds.
Check out the video below!
Always, always look for the blue verified check mark! Never, ever give out your personal information or send money to strangers. If you come across an imposter, report them via the social media platform’s process. Learn how to report fake accounts through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram through the new ‘Nashville for Social Media Safety’ website here. It takes just a few seconds to do this.
Blake closes out the PSA in his true signature fashion: “Never give out any of your private information. If you do, you’re F@#’in dumb,” he jokes.
We actually kind of like Blake’s idea for punishing those misusing social media… points for creativity and grossness!
If you still have the address let’s send them a ziplock bag full of asparagus pee… https://t.co/YjYKGIZqm8
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) July 1, 2018
To see the real Blake Shelton in person, be sure to catch him out on the road!
JUL 06 MILWAUKEE SUMMERFEST MILWAUKEE, WI
JUL 13 CALIFORNIA RODEO SALINAS SALINAS, CA
JUL 14 PENDLETON WHISKEY MUSIC FEST PENDLETON, OR
JUL 20 FASTER HORSES BROOKLYN, MI
JUL 21 COUNTRY JAM USA EAU CLAIRE, WI
AUG 03 GORGE AMPHITHEATRE QUINCY, WA
AUG 17 DICK’S SPORTING GOODS OPEN ENDICOTT, NY
AUG 18 HARD ROCK LIVE AT ETESS ARENA ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
Share this important message with other country music fans and help squash these fake accounts!