'What's happening?' After Bea, Angel's fan pages offered money to hand over accounts

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 21 2020 06:13 AM

Angel Locsin shares screenshots of her fan pages receiving offers to sell the accounts. FILE, ABS-CBN / Instagram: @therealangellocsin

Angel Locsin shares screenshots of her fan pages receiving offers to sell the accounts. Instagram: @therealangellocsin

Angel Locsin shares screenshots of her fan pages receiving offers to sell the accounts. Instagram: @therealangellocsin

MANILA — After fan pages of Bea Alonzo, those dedicated to fellow actress Angel Locsin now also appear to be getting offers to hand over the accounts for cash.

Alonzo on Sunday shared screenshots from her supporters, showing similar messages asking them to sell the widely followed fan pages they manage.

Fans of Locsin had the same encounters, according to screenshots posted by the actress on Monday.

Echoing Alonzo, Locsin wrote, "You be the judge."

"After reading Bea's post na may bumibili ng mga accounts ito rin ang nabasa ko... What's happening?" she said.

At least three fan pages of Locsin were messaged about selling the accounts, according to the screenshots.

Alonzo earlier said other ABS-CBN artists were also informed by their fans of experiencing the same scheme — random profiles asking them to give access to the accounts in exchange for money.

Buying a community page to promote an agenda, and in the process deceiving followers of the group's original content, is one of the schemes of "professional" trolls, according to tech news editor Art Samaniego.

He warned administrators to be vigilant not only of these offers, but also a "modus" where members seek administrator privileges who then kick out the original owner of the page.

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