AN imposter posing as Good Morning America host Sam Champion had their account removed after fans began noticing several red flags.
Fans of the beloved weather anchor noticed a strange Twitter account using Sam’s name and photo.
GettyFans noticed that an imposter had tried to pose as GMA weather anchor Sam Champion on Twitter[/caption]
TikTokThisIsMarleeThe account was created back in July 2022[/caption]
The now-deleted account used the same photos Sam had as his profile and header pictures.
His official Facebook was also linked on the imposter’s account, which was supposedly created in July 2022.
Aside from the obvious lack of a verified blue checkmark, the imposter account also had no followers and had a username full of random numbers – a classic sign of a bot.
Sam’s actual Twitter account has more than 521,000 followers as of writing.
“Hey @SamChampion I see you have an admirer,” wrote a fan who noticed the fake account. “I’ve reported this account. Hopefully, others will do the same.”
The fan revealed that hours later, the account was officially suspended and deleted.
“Poof! Imposter was taken down.”
Since purchasing Twitter, Elon Musk has vowed to crack down on bots and other fake accounts, causing many accounts to be suspended as they undergo a review.
LIFE’S A BEACH
While lounging shirtless on a beach, Sam announced that he and his husband have moved.
In an Instagram Live video Sunday morning that he recorded from a beach in Miami, Sam revealed that he and Rubem Robierb moved to a new neighborhood after 15 years.
The journalist even explained that the sand on the side of the beach they now live on is better maintained than the couple’s “old end of the beach.”
He said that the sand on the beach in his new area is kept in “good shape,” before changing the view of his video from him shirtless to the sand on the beach being raked.
Sam added: “It looks good right?”
“I’m a little further up the beach than where we’ve lived for a very long time,” he told his fans.
He went on to say: “While we were in Rio, we moved.”
The ABC reporter of 25 years said that he and Rubem “are going to be looking for a new spot” but are going to live where they are now temporarily.
“I could never live here if I didn’t live on the beach,” he said.
“It wouldn’t be worth it to me.”
Twitter/@SamChampionFans decided to report the fake account [not pictured] until it was suspended[/caption]
Instagram/samchampionSam and husband, Rubem Robierb, recently announced they are moving[/caption]