Scammers pretending to be Queen say Im not dead, on desert island – send cash
Sick scammers are targeting social media users by claiming to be the Queen and asking for money.
In a post that's led to followers questioning whether Twitter account UberFacts had itself been hacked, a screengrab of a fraudster's message has raised plenty of eyebrows.
Billions watched the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday following her death aged 96 at Balmoral Castle, on September 8.
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Yet the late monarch's passing has been latched on by some as an opportunity to make a quick bit of cash by brazenly pretending to be her, very much alive and well.
UberFacts, which boasts a huge following of 13.6million people on Twitter, captioned the shameful screengrab saying: "I have some news."
The picture shows a conversation started by @queenelizabet._3 who follows just three accounts, two of which are Instagram and the Royal Family.
"Lizzy" is supposedly the person behind the new profile which uses a smiling portrait of Her Majesty and writes in the bio "dm if you canhelp me get back to Great Britain! Tea and Biscuits".
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The message pictured, reads: "Hey, it's me Queen Elizabeth, I am not dead, Charles sent me to a deserted island so he could be king. I don't have access to my royal money so please cashapp me $300 so I can get back to the UK."
They signed off saying "Tea and biscuits" followed by an emoji of the Union Jack flag.
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Reacting to the ridiculous and insensitive attempt to scoop money for nothing, someone commented on Twitter: "Yup that's the Queen for sure, no doubt."
Another joked: "The 'Tea and biscuits' convinced me."
"It's just $300 you can wing it for her royal highness," a third sarcastically quipped.
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