Captain America actor Chris Evans in his latest tweet has warned fans to be careful about being fooled by fake social media accounts.
The 40-year-old boasts a loyal, supportive fan-following of more than 15-million followers on Twitter and 14 million on Instagram. Well, this seems to provoked scammers to take advantage of Evan’s fans by sending them fake direct messages and requests for money, hoping to fool them into making bad decisions.
Taking note of the incident, unprompted, Evans took to his official Twitter handle and posted the following message on Twitter: "Just a reminder, I only have one Twitter account and one Instagram account. They're both verified. And I would never, ever reach out to fans asking for money. If that's happening to you, it's fake. No matter what the fake account is saying, don't believe it. They're scamming you."
Fans who replied to Evans' tweet showed screenshots of messages fans have received from accounts claiming to be the Marvel star. For example, one screenshot features an account titled @i_am_real_chris_evans requesting $30 via Venmo, and another claiming to be a personal assistant to the star.
On the work front, Evans, after headlining 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger, 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and 2016's Captain America: Civil War, the popular actor has stepped away from the red-white-and-blue shield in 2019's Avengers: Endgame.
Chris Evans may be done with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) but there’s a possibility that he may return to the franchise.
The actor is set to voice the Toy Story character Buzz Lightyear in Disney Pixar's Lightyear. Instead of the movie being based on the toy originally voiced by Tim Allen, Lightyear is about Buzz Lightyear's origin story, according to Chris Evans.
"And just to be clear, this isn't Buzz Lightyear the toy. This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on," Evans wrote on Twitter in December 2020.