World number two tennis star Rafael Nadal has cautioned the public. After recent extortionists posing as him try to swindle individuals via the internet. Offering video chats and live appearances for cash payments.
Nadal warns of online scams using his name: The famous Spaniard is one of the most prominent figures in tennis, with many sponsorship deals and his own Rafa Nadal Foundation. Armani, Nike, Kia Motors and watchmaker Richard Mille all sport his name in advertising deals.
Nadal’s 14 million followers on Facebook, were warned:
“Apparently there are some hackers asking for money on my behalf to participate on stories, live chats or different online and social media interactions. “This is not true and no-one should pay any money to talk or interact with me. Please pay attention to that. Thanks and apologies if anyone is causing you trouble.””
A few fans said they had been reached a few times on Facebook and Instagram. Where Nadal has in excess of 10 million followers, by accounts utilizing his image while offering Nadal’s interaction.
Currently Nadal and his immense fan base are the most recent focuses for scams. Which have kept on compromising games stars and clubs lately. Manchester United was recently hacked. Forcing them to issue a statement confirming that they were recovering from a successful attack
Earlier, Novak Djokovic was also recently targeted, with a bitcoin scam in Serbia. Showing a fake meeting with star urging individuals to “acquire a small fortune in a short period of time”.
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