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@U2_1490 is on twitter at minute trying to resemble the real thing, using same twitter image etc, retweeting u2 official tweets. Not sure if them but seen other fans report being contacted about meet and greets, 1000 for 24 hours with bono!

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2 hours ago, jonno77 said:

@U2_1490 is on twitter at minute trying to resemble the real thing, using same twitter image etc, retweeting u2 official tweets. Not sure if them but seen other fans report being contacted about meet and greets, 1000 for 24 hours with bono!

thanks for the notification... please keep reporting...

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There is another @SeanLowe009 claiming to be in U2’s mgmt and thinking fans are gullible enough to believe Bono will do house visits for as cheap as €300. Was wanting me to hook up via an app called hangout. Kept pestering even though I asked if I could pay by carrier pigeon.

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20 minutes ago, jonno77 said:

There is another @SeanLowe009 claiming to be in U2’s mgmt and thinking fans are gullible enough to believe Bono will do house visits for as cheap as €300. Was wanting me to hook up via an app called hangout. Kept pestering even though I asked if I could pay by carrier pigeon. 

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Do you mean to say that Bono, Edge and Adam didn't actually message me on Insta to thank me for my nice words and support? That's so sad... or actually, more than sad, it's heartbreaking! 😉

I was approached by three fake accounts but all they had to offer were nice words! Happy to let you know who they were in a personal message if you'd like, but don't think they have any harm in them.

 

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2 hours ago, clemmie_mandarin said:

Do you mean to say that Bono, Edge and Adam didn't actually message me on Insta to thank me for my nice words and support? That's so sad... or actually, more than sad, it's heartbreaking! 😉

I was approached by three fake accounts but all they had to offer were nice words! Happy to let you know who they were in a personal message if you'd like, but don't think they have any harm in them.

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You decide if you think it's worth to send the information...
about harm/no harm... from conversations with fans who have interacted with these accounts we have found that the nice words come first... the requests for money comes a bit later...

but as previously mentioned... your choice.

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15 hours ago, clemmie_mandarin said:

Do you mean to say that Bono, Edge and Adam didn't actually message me on Insta to thank me for my nice words and support? That's so sad... or actually, more than sad, it's heartbreaking! 😉

I was approached by three fake accounts but all they had to offer were nice words! Happy to let you know who they were in a personal message if you'd like, but don't think they have any harm in them.

 

 

13 hours ago, Max Tsukino said:

You decide if you think it's worth to send the information...
about harm/no harm... from conversations with fans who have interacted with these accounts we have found that the nice words come first... the requests for money comes a bit later...

but as previously mentioned... your choice.

Exactly what Max said. They start with the kind words to see who is vulnerable/can be manipulated  enough to hope it is actually them. 

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Two have contacted me on Instagram. _u2.bono and paul_david_hewson_u2. The later even showed me a fake ID. When reporting, do I report them as spam? The only options I see are “spam” or “inappropriate”, 

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8 minutes ago, Vertigo3333 said:

Two have contacted me on Instagram. _u2.bono and paul_david_hewson_u2. The later even showed me a fake ID. When reporting, do I report them as spam? The only options I see are “spam” or “inappropriate”, 

Report as “inappropriate” and that will take you through a few comments, which will include “this person in impersonating someone”. 

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On 3/23/2019 at 9:22 AM, mich40 said:

Report as “inappropriate” and that will take you through a few comments, which will include “this person in impersonating someone”. 

So much for that, Instagram decided that the paul_david_hewson_u2 account is not violating community guidelines. I called him out on the fake ID and got blocked before I could screen capture it 😆. I ended up not reporting the other because it’s public posts look more like a fan page, but users should still be wary if that page contacts them. 

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