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.

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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 musicworld2080@yandex.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. 

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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.