The new star of “The Bachelor” hasn’t even formally been introduced by ABC but, and it seems to be like there’s already some drama.
Clayton Echard had somebody replicate his Instagram account, and faux to be him, even messaging girls on the social media website, this in accordance with Reality Steve.
Additionally, the imposter created a Snapchat account, pretending to be Clayton, and posted a hyperlink to his Instagram Stories for followers to observe.
Reality Steve stories that this individual has accomplished this on a couple of event to a couple of “Bachelor” star. Fortunately, the pretend account has already been faraway from Instagram, however not earlier than a number of folks fell for the pretend Clayton. Reality Steve shared a couple of screenshots of conversations that some girls had with the pretend Clayton, who apparently despatched non-public messages to some folks after creating the pretend account.
Here’s what you want to know:
The Instagram Scammer Makes a Fake Profile Using Someone From Bachelor Nation That Is Unverified on the Platform
Reality Steve stories that the true Clayton Echard’s Instagram account is simply his first and final title collectively and not using a house in between. However, the imposter’s account added an underscore between the primary and final title. However, as a result of each of the accounts weren’t verified, it was straightforward for followers to assume that the pretend profile was legit.
The imposter recreated Clayton’s account by importing all of his identical posts — so as — and copying his bio.
“He begins out on IG, he lures them along with his pretend snapchat account, they begin speaking to him there considering at first he is the true individual, then as soon as he begins getting creepy, they’ve both emailed me at that time asking if it is legit,” Reality Steve wrote on his weblog.
He added that different members of Bachelor Nation, together with Nick Viall and Greg Grippo, have additionally been impersonated.
Clayton at present has 24,000 followers — an enormous leap from his numbers earlier than folks knew that he was going to be the subsequent “Bachelor” — and can seemingly have a blue checkmark (verified) subsequent to his title within the coming weeks.
Bachelor Nation Has Also Been Subjected to Hackers within the Past
Bachelor Nation has additionally needed to take care of hackers, which has been much more invasive. For instance, former “Bachelor in Paradise” star Amanda Stanton had her private photographs hacked in 2019, in accordance with Entertainment Tonight.
“[The hacker] despatched [my personal photos] to my good friend’s boyfriend, he despatched them to individuals who I work with, he despatched them to producers at ABC. And it was simply sort of out of my management and there was nothing I may do about it, so I figured that I’d as nicely simply deal with it,” Stanton stated on her Instagram Stories on the time, in accordance with ET.
Bri Springs from Matt James’ season of “The Bachelor” had her Instagram account hacked in early 2021, in accordance with Screenrant. The outlet reported that Bri truly made enjoyable of the hackers on her Instagram Stories after securing her account.
And, again in 2020, Hannah Godwin’s Instagram account acquired hacked, in accordance with this Reddit thread.