19:53 Monday, 23 March 2020
He’s urging people to report the account to Gardaí.
Donegal country singer Daniel O’Donnell wants to make his fans aware of fraudsters impersonating him to raise funds for the fight against Covid-19.
The fraudsters were asking users to donate money over social media. A spokesperson for Daniel took to Facebook to alert followers of the fake accounts:
Daniel’s spokesperson said the singer will never ask for money for any charity using his personal online forums.
The post read:
“Everyone, please be aware of online social media fraudsters impersonating Daniel trying to get fans to donate large sums of money to help in the fight against this COVID 19 virus.
“One in particular, is on Instagram at the moment. Please note the Daniel will never, ever ask fans to donate money to any cause on social media or otherwise.
“Please also be aware that Daniel does not communicate directly with fans on Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or any social media website or forum.
“Please spread the word and stay safe at home and online.”