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Hello! I hope someone who takes care of the band's channels sees this message:For some time now, especially women, we have been approached by people posing as band members. It happens here on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Safe and attentive people (I put myself on this list) protect themselves, but even more in these times of pandemic, many people are fragile, sad, wanting a care, that many scammers offer in "extorted money "exchange"... You may have heard about this, right? Try to keep up with this. This is the request of a fan who has been through this type of approach. I collect about 20 Dave's and about 6 Bono's (even with the wrong name...)!!! Just to relax... 

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1 hour ago, fabianapaulinadasilva said:

Hello! I hope someone who takes care of the band's channels sees this message:For some time now, especially women, we have been approached by people posing as band members. It happens here on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Safe and attentive people (I put myself on this list) protect themselves, but even more in these times of pandemic, many people are fragile, sad, wanting a care, that many scammers offer in "extorted money "exchange"... You may have heard about this, right? Try to keep up with this. This is the request of a fan who has been through this type of approach. I collect about 20 Dave's and about 6 Bono's (even with the wrong name...)!!! Just to relax... 

Unfortunately, this has been an ongoing problem for several years.

It is very important that when these fake accounts approach you to report and block on whichever platform you have encountered them on. Also, it is best not to interact with them at all. 

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On 3/10/2019 at 5:22 PM, mich40 said:

A note from the moderators:

It has been brought to our attention on several occasions, people trying to impersonate one of the band members or someone associated with the band. Please be aware of a few things:

-The only official social media pages for the band are the ones with the authenticity checkmark like this:

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main social media:

https://www.instagram.com/u2/

https://twitter.com/u2

https://www.facebook.com/u2/

https://www.youtube.com/user/U2official/

https://u2.tumblr.com/

-No member of the band currently has personal social media accounts. All communication comes from the official pages listed above. 

-Any account that claims to be a band member and says “personal account of [Bono, Larry, Edge, Adam or any variation of their name]” most definitely is NOT a member of the band. 

-At no time will any member of the band, the band’s management, the moderators, or anyone associated with the band ever contact you via private message asking for passwords, personal information, or money for (but not limited to) things such as meet and greets. 

 

In the event you should come across someone impersonating the band or someone associated with the band:

-First and foremost, report that account to whichever social media platform you have seen it on. This is the biggest part of getting the impersonation stopped. 

-Please add the information in this thread to make others aware and to use caution. 

-If you don’t feel comfortable adding information here, send a private message to myself, Max and Bigwave so we can have a look at it. As Zootopia is our primary residence, sometimes you guys are our eyes and ears on the social media platforms. 

 

Thanks to all Zootopians and take care.

Thank you Michelle, you rock!!

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9 minutes ago, Belinda0871 said:

Does anyone know if this is Bono's account? There is so much spam out there. I keep getting direct messages and tried to report it. How do we let Bono know?

 

https://twitter.com/U2Bono5?t=5vSB_rGROIOQJbHqfdkU6w&s=09

 

 

— No member of the band currently has personal social media accounts. All communication comes from the official pages listed above. 

— Any account that claims to be a band member and says “personal account of [Bono, Larry, Edge, Adam or any variation of their name]” most definitely is NOT a member of the band. 

—At no time will any member of the band, the band’s management, the moderators, or anyone associated with the band ever contact you via private message asking for passwords, personal information, or money for (but not limited to) things such as meet and greets. 
 

U2's main social media:

https://www.instagram.com/u2/

https://twitter.com/u2

https://www.facebook.com/u2/

https://www.youtube.com/user/U2official/

https://u2.tumblr.com/

https://www.tiktok.com/@u2


Please report the fake account to Twitter… please also consider blocking any account that claims to be from any of the band members, especially if they are sending DMs to you - don't engage with them, just block.

 

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