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Scammers alert
Mdsept17052020-07-23 03:49:14


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My aunt is being catfished by Keanu right now. He supposedly gave her a ton of money...... what do I do??? She is insisting it is him, but we know it isn’t. Also, he now has access to her banking info as it was a wire transfer from an overseas account. He supposedly calls her, FaceTimes her, and sends her gifts, and let’s her use his Apple Card! Wtf!?! Not that my auntie isn’t admirable or beautiful, but this just doesn’t happen!! Advice?
Anakin McFly
2020-07-23 11:01:05

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I'm sorry to hear about that. :( That's pretty scary.

Would it be possible for you to be present during one of those FaceTime calls? (Or ask her to take a photo.) It would be easiest to tell if it's an impostor, but one other tactic they use is to show a video of Keanu talking and then do a voice over, so it looks like he's speaking.

Keanu's friends (and Keanu himself) have repeatedly emphasised that he is not on social media and will not contact anyone through there:

From Alex Winter:


"Hi, I appreciate that the imposter Keanu thing is stressing some people out, but all anyone needs to understand is that he has zero social media accounts," wrote Winter. "They're all fake. Thanks."

https://comicbook.com/movies/news/keanu-reeves-social-media-fake-accounts-alex-winter-bill-and-ted/


From Ed Solomon (Bill & Ted writer and close friend of Keanu), regarding another imposter:


"If she’s the kind of person who would believe any one of the 26,475 fake Keanus out there is a real Keanu, I’m not sure anything will convince her. It’s not real. Keanu is not on social media and would never reach out to anyone. Not ever."

https://twitter.com/ed_solomon/status/1254959687541366785


Some news reports:

"A Hamilton Township woman who thought she was communicating with Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves over social media was scammed out of $2,700, Northumberland OPP said."
https://www.canadianfraudnews.com/hamilton-woman-scammed-pretend-reeves/

"Just found out my retired mother got scammed by someone posing to be Keanu Reeves on social media and is out a big chunk of money"
https://www.reddit.com/r/Scams/comments/fuyvn6/just_found_out_my_retired_mother_got_scammed_by/

Keanu imposters scamming money via Google Hangouts, claiming it's for donations to charity:
https://support.google.com/hangouts/forum/AAAAfpFnBZ8F6PonNP9jkk/?hl=tr

A PSA from another group that's been tracking fake Keanu accounts, many of them survivors of the scam:
https://twitter.com/keanuplanet/status/1064808522016264192

Someone who said: "they sent me a forged copy of a drivers licence and they did a video chat with footage of Keanu and them speaking over the top - I couldn't understand him as the syncing was out and there was an obvious non American accent"
https://www.reddit.com/r/KeanuBeingAwesome/comments/c9sost/scammers_pretending_to_be_keanu/

This fan group has been tracking and reporting Keanu impostors:
https://twitter.com/AngelsOfMrR/status/1130205721667280896


Hopefully all this will at least make her a little suspicious.

Also, do remind her that Keanu is currently probably in some form of lockdown with his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, who is not likely to be happy if he's always chatting to random women on video.

Rachael2020-08-03 16:59:19


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I just got a message from a ‘Keanu Reeves’ I knew it wasn’t him, I felt sick and my stomach knew not to talk to him. I backed off and I’m immediately going to block him.
Rachael2020-08-03 17:21:48


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Hi it’s Rachael again, this is his Twitter account, which I have reported @KeanuRe66513301 and the email address I got from him is mrkeanureeves45@gmail.com
I felt like this dude was ordering me to get the hangouts app and talk to him privately on there, he said he couldn’t find me and since I said I just messaged you, he didn’t message me back after that. He kept asking me questions I felt like no this is not Keanu. The whole thing literally made me feel sick.
MetalMindBlow2020-08-04 00:24:09


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Hi! I recently was messaged by a Keanu account. I'm currently chatting with them. Obviously since I'm here I know it's fake but here's their account

https://instagram.com/keanureeves52859?igshid=1r97r7qv4pyo4

Hasn't asked me for money yet but reeeaaalllyy wants to talk to me on hangouts

Madeline2020-08-04 22:36:53


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I am so glad you guys have this post up. This morning I was playing on my phone and a person with the pic and name Keanu tried to start a match with me. I played and he asked me to go to hangouts to chat. How strange. I intended on not commenting on the name until he pointed it out. He talked of LA, Hawaii. Asked if I liked his movies, that he was a director. Asked if I was married, asked for my email. Asked to join Hangouts, to send a pic. He said is email is rkeanu432@gmail.com

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