We think it’s super important to stay safe online and be careful who you speak to which is why we feel the need to alert you to a catfishing situation going on where someone is pretending to be Louise Pentland. Taking to Twitter this afternoon, Louise said: “Apparently someone is pretending to be me on emails to get your address. Please be careful. More info to follow”.
This wouldn’t be the first incident of someone pretending to be a YouTuber to lure in young fans after a man was recently jailed for pretending to be Zoe Sugg.
The Louise incident seems to be following on from a video she uploaded to her Sprinkle of Chatter channel, asking fans to get involved in the future of the channel. However, posting to Facebook this afternoon, it appears that someone has been taking advantage of Louise’s dedicated fans. Louise has since released this statement:
We’d encourage you to stay safe online and visit the NSPCC website which has more details on protecting yourself.
We’ll update this news story as and when we have more information.