It seems that shitty people are going to be shitty and are now using a fake Jeffree Star profile to ask people for money. The ruse appears to be asking for money in an attempt to verify a winner in a fake $1000 giveaway.
Just last week, Jeffree Star began giving away money to a bunch of people that needed help for various situations regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Jeffree Star was more than happy to oblige and was sending increments of $250 or more dollars to many, many people.
Star quickly reached the limit on Cash App and needed to be approved for a verified account to send more money. Star eventually gave one person $30,000 and has continued giving away thousands of dollars to those in need.
Well, it was only a matter of time until someone tried to capitalize on the kindness of others. It appears that someone made a fake account and attempted to scam strangers out of their own money while posing as Jeffree Star.
— Just Jess! 👑💄 (@jessr9210) April 2, 2020
Star quickly replied and addressed the situation.
100% FAKE!! I would NEVER ask anyone for money. If anyone’s trying to scam people out of money, there is a special place in hell for you
100% FAKE!! I would NEVER ask anyone for money. If anyone’s trying to scam people out of money, there is a special place in hell for you 💯 https://t.co/tFniiQxosE
— Jeffree Star (@JeffreeStar) April 2, 2020
Cash App Support also jumped in and announced that they deactivated the account.
Hey, Jess! That’s fake. Please don’t sent them any funds. We also have deactivated that account. Let us know if you need help with anything!
Hey, Jess! That's fake. Please don't sent them any funds. We also have deactivated that account. Let us know if you need help with anything!
— Cash App Support (@CashSupport) April 2, 2020
It seems like this has become a common scam, with others reporting that other other accounts using different spellings of Jeffree Star’s name have attempted to scam them as well.
— Pay (@dancing_dawson) April 2, 2020
One Cash App aficionado gave some advice to those who have been hit up.
Hey guys one way to help ward them off is to turn off money requests on your cash app. Most scammers will look for the accounts they can request money from 💜 it's not a guarantee but it atleast helps a little! pic.twitter.com/TAwpd9xPWc
— Chelsey Laning (@yougottaglow__) April 2, 2020
Be on the lookout for fake Jeffree Star profiles and anyone else asking for money in an attempt to scam you during this difficult time.