Emma Watson condemns Twitter fraudsters

Teenage actress Emma Watson, known around the world for her portrayal of brainbox Hermione Granger in the series of Harry Potter films, has condemned fraudsters impersonating her on Twitter.

The popular actress has claimed that reports that she had accepted a place at Yale University were spread via the micro-blogging site because of fake profile which is using her name.

A spokesperson for Watson posted on Emma Watson’s official website, however, debunking the claims.

“Emma does not have a Twitter account and these rumours are false. Emma is still trying to decide whether she wants to attend university in the UK or the USA and hasn’t accepted any placements at this time,” said the statement.

Of course, this is far from the first time that a fake celebrity has caused mischief on…

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