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Posts posted by Vertigo3333

  1. I've been contacted by two more of these accounts over the last few days, after commenting on U2's most recent post. I deleted them right away so I don't remember their exact names but I did report them. But as usual Instagram does not remove them because they don't find anything wrong with it. Two accounts pretending to be the entire band also requested to follow me, one was deleted after I reported them but the other was not. 

  2. My gift arrived at the wrong address even though I contacted customer support and they changed it to my current address. Luckily the old address is a family PO Box so I can get it next time I'm over there (weeks to months but I suppose that's okay), I use it for my billing address since my current physical address is short term. I wish they would allow for separate billing and shipping addresses. From my account it looks like a second copy may have been sent out rather than changing the address when the other had just been shipped, but I have not received one at my current address and the tracking number does not work (neither did the one for the copy that arrived at my old address). I didn't have this problem last year so I'm not sure what changed. 

  3. I had a dream about Larry last night! It was something like I won a thing to spend a day with him - I just remember being driven into some city (maybe meant to be Dublin? I didn't recognize any buildings) with him and walking around. No drum lessons though 😆 Unless we were on our way to one! Short dream but cool! 

  4. I let my subscription run out, I've only been a paid member off and on for a few years and never used to presale codes so I'm not worried about that. I do wish they would add every year a "next year" option so people don't have these issues, I didn't want to sign up again and get a repeat gift. 

  5. I would also say that if someone sends an ID like this that 1) he can't sign it as "Bono" when that's not the printed name and 2) it looks like a photo-shopped picture, especially if you look around his ears and top of head. Definitely if anyone else gets an ID like this, do not take that as proof, there are criminals who professionally make fake IDs for whoever wants one so it's not a leap to think they would do it to try to fool people into believing they are a celebrity. 

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  6. 10 hours ago, keyo32198 said:

    I' m so incredibly ashamed and emberesed embaressed but I have tp tell my story to protect other U2 fans. I have been a U2 fan since I was 14 1985. I am a bright educated woman but I got scammed.

    On Instagram "The Edge" approached me. At first I thought it was too good to be true but then I got  sucked in. And by the way it was too good to be true. He promised me a meet and greet but talked to me a while before he hooked me. This man is very very believable. There is also a multiple fake Bono's but one that is working with this Fake Edge.  There Instagram names are _u2.bono_ and the other is u2.Edge_. This person impersonating the Edge went as far as having his "Assistant" Send me a "Meet and Greet" invitation it all looked very official to me. There were red flags for sure but as a fan of 34 years I so wanted it to be true. To date this man has gotten $5.000 out of me! $5,000! I am so ashamed and I am not a wealthy woman. If anyone has any questions regarding these two people and the interactions I had I am more than happy to share my experiences. I don't want this to happen to anyone else. I did meet a lovely woman from another country that had thousands taken from her,. There are multiple fake Bono's. One of them contacted me about donating to a secret foundation in Brazil and was extremely pushy. Then another Fake Edge immediately sent me a nasty message. after I told the other fake Bono that there is no such foundation. I have met a nice fan  on Instagram that is from another country who has also had thousands of dollars stolen from her. There are so many victims out there.

    Bono, Edge, Larry, Adam if you ever read these threads please know this is the most painful thing I have ever gone through.

    Please everyone on social media be careful. I am more than willing to answer questions if anyone has any.


    God Bless,



    Fake Edge Instagram Profile.JPG

    Fake Bono Passport.JPG

    I'm sorry you were scammed like that keyo. All of these accounts really need to be removed, I can't believe they have so many followers and get away with scamming money out of us fans like this. But I had to double take, that is the Bono passport the other fake Bono sent me! I am sure of it! I wouldn't be surprised if it's one person or a group of them working together with these fake accounts. 

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  7. On 3/25/2019 at 4:08 AM, clemmie_mandarin said:

    Same here! I wonder if it's because they don't each have a separate, official Instagram account, but just the one U2 account. When reporting I had to submit the official account that the paul_david_hewson_u2 account was impersonating and potentially Instagram doesn't see it as a violation because there is no official Bono account? Anyway, we tried, and they might reconsider when enough people report him. Can't believe he showed you a fake ID by the way....

    That's what I figure too. I have a feeling it isn't an actual person comparing accounts most of the time but just software, it's easy enough to catch accounts that totally copy posts from whoever they are impersonating, but when this guy is not doing that then he can't be caught so easily. And also because you have to report the official U2 account. 

    I only wish I had thought to take a screenshot of it! That would certainly give more reason to suspend that account, and prove that I'm not making it up (which I really am not). But I was so offended that someone went that far that I just told him that must be a fake and he deleted it right away and blocked me. Hopefully others report this and Instagram figures it out. 

  8. 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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  9. On 3/10/2019 at 1:50 AM, dmway said:

    ...and a fun photo before bed.

    Their “Adam” managed to insinuate himself while “Edge” was playing keyboards. It was very amusing.😆

    Mote later after rest...



    I saw this entire situation happen 🤣 It was actually "Edge's" doing - "Adam" stood right next to him and suddenly "Edge" shoved him in front of the keyboard and put his arms around him to play the keyboard. The look on "Adam's" face was hilarious 🤣 These guys really are great, and they always look like they have so much fun doing this!

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