A Fake Chase Rice Facebook Account Tried to Scam Me
I was on Facebook Wednesday night, scrolling my feed and liking random photos of dogs and funny Game of Thrones memes, when I stopped on a new video posted by 103.7 The Peak artist Chase Rice. The video featured Chase talking into his selfie camera to promote his new album Lambs & Lions on his official verified Facebook page.
I'm a big Chase Rice fan, especially after his show at Aura earlier this summer, so I didn't hesitate to give the video a big thumbs up. Seconds later, I received a friend request from Chase Rice. Strange.
I was immediately skeptical of the friend request. Although I had the pleasure of meeting Chase and hanging out with him after his show in Portland, I wasn't foolish enough to believe that he sent me a personal Facebook friend request.
While investigating the obviously fake account with only one profile photo and just four friends, I received a message from the account. Here it is, with all the original typos and grammatical errors.
i know you will be surprise getting a request from me, there is something i will like to discuss with you text me if you are interested at (615) 745-9410 or email me at email@example.com
I took a screenshot of the message and fired it off to JC Coffey to connect with Chase Rice's crew. As suspected, this is a fake account.
Chase Rice told JC Coffey that fake accounts are created all the time and some fans have fallen for the scam pretty hard. A few women believed they were dating Chase Rice based on their conversations with a scam account and showed up to a meet and greet to discover they had not been talking to the real country star.
The account has been reported and deactivated since the message last night.
Moral of the story? If one of your favorite country artists sends you a friend request on Facebook, it's probably a scam.
P.S. Please don't call or e-mail that scammer above. Who knows what that would lead to.