Paul Hollywood warns fans that fake accounts are scamming them out of money

What is it about Paul's mug that conmen love?

Paul Hollywood

by Marianna Manson |
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Paul Hollywood has been forced to take to Instagram to warn fans that fake accounts in his name have been trying to scam people.

Great British Bake Off judge Paul posted a screenshot of his own account with the blue tick next to his name highlighted in yellow and wrote, “Morning, I’m still receiving messages saying there are scammers pretending to be me contacting you, look for the blue tick highlighted, also look at the follower number.

“I don’t have a private account.. please be careful, watch the GBBO, and Great British Bake off scammers too, look for blue tick ALWAYS!!!!!! X”.

It’s not the first time Paul’s spoken out about conmen using his photos, last year he had to clarify that his official Facebook account was his only one after a number of women came forward claiming to have been contacted to send money and nude pictures.

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Some fans commented on the Insta post saying they’d been targeted by the scammers, with one writing, “Yes I’ve had loads trying to add me some with just your picture and their own name have reported them all”.

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“I got one from a guy who pretended to be your manager😂😂😂... I didn't reply! X” said another while one more wrote, “I got it on twitter saying I won to meet you, I’ve emailed you ages ago about it, who was doing it turned really nasty as well x”.

Paul has been single since splitting from his much younger girlfriend, Summer Monteys-Fullam, last August, after asking her to sign a non-disclosure agreement about their relationship.

Prior to his fling with Summer, Paul was married to the mother of his son Alexandra for 20 years.

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