Facebook fans of American talk show host Ellen DeGeneres have been targeted by a scammer posing as her manager.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, producers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show have filed a lawsuit against an anonymous individual, who – it is alleged – created fake email accounts and a Facebook profile in the name of Eric Gold, one of DeGeneres’s managers.
These accounts were then reportedly used to contact Facebook fans of Ellen telling them that they had been selected to appear on the TV show.
Hollywood Reporter published a typical message that “Eric Gold” had sent to a potential victim:
“You have been selected from members of the Ellen DeGenere’s Facebook Fan page to be on her talk show because of your comment on the ‘Halloween edition’. If you are interested in attending, this offer is an all…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter or Mastodon to read more of the exclusive content we post.