Being a YouTuber is pretty damn great, right?
But as Alfie Deyes worked out at the weekend, there are a few downsides to being world-famous online.
The 22-year-old – otherwise known as Pointless Blog – found out that someone was pretending to be him yesterday, and that this could have a disastrous effect on fans.
It all started when Alfie received a Twitter message from a follower named Hannah, who’d sent him a screenshot of the fake Alfie offering subscribers ‘great gifts’.
Alongside the image, she questioned: ‘What does this mean??’
Clearly a little concerned, Alfie quickly replied: ‘Thats someone pretending to be me. Please DON’T click any links that arnt from my official social media accounts x [sic].’
As expected, this caused quite a frenzy among Tweeters. They started pointing out other accounts they’d seen similar things happen on, and advising users on how to avoid being scammed.
Crikey. Let’s hope nobody gets fooled.
Away from this YouTube dramz, Alfie’s been up to quite a few exciting things recently.
He recently headed to Barcelona with fellow vlogger Marcus Butler, and has also helped his girlfriend Zoella with a cool purchase.
On Friday, Alfie posted a video of Zoella – real name Zoe Sugg – picking up a new Mini. Ooh.
But there’s one thing he’s pretty envious of – the fact that Zoe’s ride is an automatic. And he’s not afraid to admit it.
Promoting the vid to his fans, Alfie wrote: ‘Im so jealous of Zoe’s new car!!’
Ahhh. We’re sure you’ll get the odd lift or two, Alf!