Dan Walker, 45, told fans he would "never" write to them asking for money, after he was alerted to the presence of scammers on Instagram who were impersonating him.
A horrified Dan even received messages from people checking if their bank details had been safely received. He took to Instagram himself via his official account, which has 276,000 followers, to clarify that he was the real Dan Walker - and that any others are imposters.Raising the alarm, he announced: "Now then… loads of people have been messaging me saying there are some fake accounts around at the moment claiming to be me."I got an email today from one fella checking that I had received his bank details!"He added: "This is my only account on Instagram… I have no separate private account so please just report any rogue messages from anything other than this account to Instagram asap."Scam accounts impersonating celebrities are rife online, with presenter Holly Willoughby and Moneysavingexpert.com founder Martin Lewis being among the famous figures who've been affected.Some fans were even duped by an account purporting to have been run by Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.One woman also shelled out £800 to an "estate agent", believing she would be starting a new life abroad with fiery TV chef Gordon Ramsay- who in reality has been happily married to wife Tana for more than 25 years.Meanwhile, Dan continued: "I would never send you a message asking for money or pictures or anything like that.Read more on express.co.uk