Former Mrs Brown’s Boys star Rory Cowan warns fans of dangerous scam emptying bank accounts - Mrs Brown's Boys

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Former Mrs Brown’s Boys star Rory Cowan warns fans of dangerous scam emptying bank accounts

 "They use my photo and they say ‘You’ve won a prize’ like €20,000 and you’ll have to cover the postage. That’s how they try to get all your credit card details."






Former Mrs Brown’s Boys star has slammed nasty Facebook scammers who are trying to trick money from his loyal fans.

The actor was alerted after fraudsters tried to take money from his fans by pretending to be him.

Rory told the Daily Star a fan contacted him and informed him of the scam - and he said he is thankful that nobody that he knows of had money taken off of them, but it could have been a very different story.


He told the publication : “I get the pages down, but they set up a new page. They use my photo and they say ‘You’ve won a prize’ like €20,000 and you’ll have to cover the postage. That’s how they try to get all your credit card details."

“Nobody has been scammed out of money but fans have been asking me if it’s me that’s giving out prizes."

"They’re relentless, they don’t stop. They send out friend requests to all the people who are friends of mine or who follow me on Facebook - there’s over 100,000 0f them!"

"All they need is to get one or two and they can enter their bank account. And they would think it was me who did it."


He added that although he reports the pages to Facebook, the dedicated scammers pop up with new profiles:

“You have to keep on top of them because if you don’t you somebody will believe them. I had to put a warning up. I love my social media. I’m on it all the time. The followers let me know immediately if there is anything going on."

If a scam profile contacts you, report the page immediately, and never share your personal information, including your bank details, over the internet or via text.

Gardaí are advising the public as follows:


• Do not respond to unsolicited emails

• Do not clicks onto links contained within them

• Do not give away any personal data including bank details

• Report the matter to An Garda Siochana

Rory previously opened up on his shock departure from the show, citing the main reason as his mother Esther's ill health but he added he felt that show and its format was getting stale, and he was bored of it.

Rory explained: "We were in Australia and my mother was dying. Now she was dying for four years, God love her.


"I was told that she had days to live and I couldn't come home and I thought 'What the hell am I doing here?'

"Also, I got very bored with it because we were doing the same venues in the same order every other year.

"Even the Christmas specials, I used to hate filming them in the end because we had to have the spinning Christmas tree, we had to wonder if Winnie's husband Jacko was coming home from the hospital so everything was becoming a format and the same.

"It was a thing of not taking any risks."


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