‘It’s not me I promise you’: Emily Atack reveals someone has catfished her and is asking fans for money as star warns her followers to ‘block and delete’ if they come across the imposter
Emily Atack has issued a warning to her fans after revealing that she has been catfished online.
Taking to her Instagram stories on Friday, The Inbetweeners star, 31, told how someone had been pretending to be her and was asking guys for money.
Speaking into the camera, Emily insisted: ‘It’s not me I promise you’, as she encouraged her followers to ‘block and delete’ the imposter if contacted.
Beware: Emily Atack has issued a warning to her fans after revealing that she has been catfished online
She said: ‘Hi everybody. It’s been bought to my attention by more than a handful of people now that there’s a person on Google Hangout, I don’t know what it’s called, is pretending to be me, posing as me and chatting up blokes and asking them for money.
‘I’m not laughing, I’m laughing at the thought, like imagine if that was me! It’s not me I promise you it isn’t, it’s not funny, this person pretending to me and asking for money.’
Warning her fans to be wary, she continued: ‘If you receive a message from an account that isn’t my Instagram account, just ignore it. Block and delete and move on with your life.
Scam: Taking to her Instagram stories on Friday, The Inbetweeners star, 31, told how someone had been pretending to be her and was asking guys for money (pictured last month)
‘I’ve just been told that the key thing they say to people is ‘don’t worry, I’ll refund you’. So it’s obviously b******s!’
Emily’s imposter drama comes after she put her own spin on Valentine’s Day on Sunday as the single actress uploaded a sexy image from a 2014 shoot and wished her followers a ‘happy f***ng Valentine’s Day’.
The actress who split from her model beau Charlie Edwards in January, turned up the heat as she drank straight from a milk carton while standing in a kitchen.
Warning: Speaking into the camera, Emily insisted: ‘It’s not me I promise you’, as she encouraged her followers to ‘block and delete’ the imposter if contacted
The comedian put on a leggy display as she styled a semi-sheer jumper with stockings in the post.
With her tresses worn in loose curls, the TV star complemented her beauty with matte foundation and a smokey eyeshadow look.
The media personality has been embracing the single life weeks after calling it quits from her boyfriend.
The Celebrity Juice panellist is said to have broke up with the hunk, who is nine years her junior, after her hectic work schedule and strict Covid-19 rules made it difficult for them to see each other.
It was first revealed that the pair were an item back in October, but the couple ended their romance after just three months, according to The Sun.
A source told the publication: ‘Emily’s work schedule has been busy lately and she’s had to really focus on making that work.
Racy: Emily put her own spin on Valentine’s Day as the single actress uploaded a sexy image from a 2014 FHM shoot on Sunday
Flashback: The Inbetweeners star, 33, wished her followers a ‘happy f***ng Valentine’s Day’ as she embraced the single life after her split from Charlie Edwards
‘She was really into Charlie, who is obviously very handsome, and there was a good spark there, but it’s definitely over.’
The insider, who is said to be ‘close’ to the thespian, also added that Emily and Charlie attempted to make things work, but found it ‘impossible’ due to coronavirus regulations.
Emily’s representatives declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Romance history: The TV star had dipped her toe back into the dating pond once she split from producer Rob Jowers in September 2019 after just six months of romance (pictured in 2019)