Patrick Dempsey warns of online scam using his name to solicit money

2018-08-02 07:50

Maine — Actor Patrick Dempsey says someone is impersonating him online and asking his fans to give money to either him or his Maine-based non-profit.

Dempsey tweeted on his verified account on Monday that "people have been impersonating me and asking my fans for money (through social media)."


Nancy Audet, spokesperson for the Dempsey Centres in Lewiston and Portland, tells the Sun Journal that Dempsey is not asking anyone for money.

Audet added that the scam has been going on for a while, saying people set up fake accounts and send messages pretending they are seeking money for the Dempsey Centres or the actor himself.

Dempsey was born in Maine and is best known for his role as Dr. Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd in Grey's Anatomy. His Maine non-profit seeks to help those affected by cancer.

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