After trolling, another major issue on social media these days are imposters, who try to gauge work, money or just malign the true identity of these celebrities. The latest to fall victim to this is Saath Nibhana Saathiya star Lovey Sasan. The young girl has been left worried as a fraudster is using her name to make money, by cheating fans. Sharing her ordeal, the actor exclusively told indianexpress.com, “This girl is pretending to be me on social media and has been asking for money from people to meet Lovey. She is a shameless girl, who is not only maligning my reputation but also deceiving my fans by playing with their emotions.”
With the advent of social media, fans have been left gleeful with getting a chance to connect with their favourite celebrities so closely. Unfortunately, sometimes the same platform is misused creating a difficult situation for not just celebs but also their fans. This woman, who calls herself Lovey, has been using a number from Uttar Pradesh and calling people on the actor’s behalf. “Whoever is trying to argue with her saying that she is a fraud, she is abusing and threatening them. She is also using an Instagram account with my name and using my picture on her Whatsapp display picture also,” the actor further shared in a troubled tone.
Strangely, the imposter has been trying hard to make people believe of her fake identity. As Lovey added, “She is lying so confidently. When my father called her, she said I am your daughter, why can’t you recognize me? Imagine her guts to tell that to him. Also, when my manager spoke sternly to her she abused her and told her that she will file a complaint for harassing her. I am having sleepless nights for I don’t know what’s her next plan.”
The actor, who has been disturbed by these developments, has decided to approach the cyber cell. “Some of my fans mentioned that we are connected with you through your alternate account. They also said that they are ready to transfer money to meet me. I was shocked for I will never make these absurd demands. When I probed, I found this profile. It’s shocking and scary that someone can do this. Technology is a boon but people are misusing it. I am glad that I could find her before she could create major issues. I am worried that such disgusting people exist in our society. They can not only fool innocent fans but this can be a conspiracy of a bigger crime also.”
When indianexpess.com called on the number, the girl identified herself as a student in Uttar Pradesh. She told us that her friend in college has been using the number and she has no clue of the entire scam. Accepting that she indeed spoke to the actor’s dad, the girl averred, “I thought someone was playing a prank and thus I pretended to be Lovey. I am her biggest fan and if my, or my friend’s actions have hurt her, I would like to apologize. I don’t know how the number has been updated as Lovey’s but I assure that there would be no more trouble coming her way.”
(The phone number and email id have been blurred on the basis of security and privacy)