Johnny Depp has warned fans that “fairly convincing” scammers are still using fake social media accounts pretending to be him and offering to meet or speak to them for money.
In a statement on his Instagram Story, the American actor’s team wrote, “It has been brought to our attention that there continue to be deceptive scammers pretending to be Johnny or those on his team, offering meetings or promising time with him, often against payment.
“Some of these attempts seem to be quite convincing, for example by digitally mimicking his voice and using other forms of communication that appear authentic.
“Please note this is a scam. It’s not Johnny or anyone on his team. These people are criminals trying to make money off vulnerable, kind people.
“If you are aware of this or have been targeted yourself, please report this to your local police force’s online fraud teams.”
The statement further explained that Johnny does not communicate with fans via email, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal, text, fansites or phone calls.
In a statement on his Instagram Story, the American actor’s team wrote, “It has been brought to our attention that there continue to be deceptive scammers pretending to be Johnny or those on his team, offering meetings or promising time with him, often against payment.”
The statement pictured further explained that Johnny does not communicate with fans via email, Whatsapp, Telegram, Signal, text, fansites or phone calls
It came after he previously warned fans to beware of “fake accounts” on social media.
In an Instagram Story post in June, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor wrote, “I have been made aware that there are fake accounts pretending to be me or people working with me.
“I don’t have any personal or secondary accounts on any platforms. These are the only pages run by me and my team where we share updates and communicate,” he added, listing his accounts on multiple social media platforms.
“I urge you to remain cautious as these fake accounts can be seemingly relentless. My team is working to combat the problem. Thank you for your continued support and for bringing this issue to my attention! Love & Respect, JD X.’
Depp took to social media to warn fans about fake accounts pretending to be him on various platforms
Depp, who won his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard on June 2, made no further statement.
He was awarded $8.35million (£6.8million) in damages and joined TikTok after his victory, where he gained 2.5million followers without sharing a single post.
In a video shared with the app, which included a hashtag with a large number of videos supporting him during his process, he wrote: “We did the right thing together just because you cared. And now we will all move forward together.
“They are, as always, my employers and once again I’m limited to no thanks in any way other than simply saying thank you.”
Following his win, he was out with legendary musician Jeff Beck celebrating the outcome of his ex-wife defamation lawsuit.
The two performed at the Helsinki Blues Festival in Finland, where Depp surprised fans with a clean-shaven performance.
Heard also doubled down on her abuse allegations in an explosive interview — the same allegations that led to her owing Depp more than $8 million in damages that she says she cannot pay.
Speaking to NBC’s Dateline, Heard, 36, told Savannah Guthrie that she was “terrified” of telling her side of the story.
In the interview, Guthrie pointed out that Heard was the only woman to come forward with allegations of abuse against Depp.
Speaking to NBC’s Dateline, Amber Heard, 36, told Savannah Guthrie that she was “terrified” of telling her side of the story
In the interview, Guthrie pointed out that Heard is the only woman to come forward with allegations of abuse against Johnny Depp (pictured in court).
She asked why no one else would have spoken out if they had suffered the same violent treatment she alleges.
Heard replied: “Look what happened to me when I got in touch. Would you?’
During the defamation trial, Kate Moss took the stand to defend her ex-boyfriend, who she dated from 1994-1998.
She dealt a sensational blow to his ex-wife Heard by crushing the actress’ claim that Depp once pushed his supermodel ex down a flight of stairs.
During Heard’s testimony, the actress referred to hearing allegations that Depp once pushed Moss down a flight of stairs – however, according to Moss in support of Depp, the actor actually helped her after she accidentally slipped.
Heard made the claim while discussing an argument she allegedly had with Depp at the top of a flight of stairs when she said her sister Whitney Heard stepped between them.
During the defamation trial, Kate Moss (pictured) took the stand to defend her ex-boyfriend, who she dated from 1994 to 1998
Heard told the court: “She threw herself in the line of fire. She tried to get Johnny to stop. Her back is to the stairs and Johnny grabs her. I don’t hesitate and wait – I immediately think of Kate Moss and stairs. And I attacked him.’
Moss said during her testimony that Depp never “pushed her or threw her down a flight of stairs.” In fact, she said he took care of her after she stumbled upon them during a trip to Jamaica together.
Heard also said that she was hurt by the “hate and acrimony” directed at her, but has no regrets bringing the case up.
“I know the scariest and most intimidating thing for anyone speaking out about sexual violence is not being believed, being called a liar, or being humiliated,” she said.
Heard said she didn’t speak up because she was “vindictive.”
“That would be a really lousy way of taking revenge,” she said.
“As silly as it is to say that out loud, my goal is — I just want people to see me as a person.”