Did you get a DM from your favorite YouTuber lately? It may be exciting for sure, but don’t get fooled!
Recently, some of those big YouTubers have been warning their followers about scammers preying on their subscribers.
Philip DeFranco is one of several YouTube stars who say scammers are sending out direct messages that look like they’re from their official accounts.
Those messages thank the subscribers for following the star’s channel, and say that if they click on the enclosed link they’ll get a gift as a thank you. But not so fast…
When you click on that link, you’ll go to a page where you’re asked to share personal information including your credit card information or even your social security number, a huge red flag to anyone.
YouTube says it’s aware of the scam and that YouTube staffers are removing the scam accounts as they find them. But until then, be safe, guys!