'Dog the Bounty Hunter' Warns Fans Not to Accept Requests from Fake Accounts with Similar Names
Duane “Dog” Chapman posted words of caution on Facebook, warning fans of scammers: “Do not accept any friend request from Dog or Beth Chapman.”
“Dog the Bounty Hunter” star, Duane “Dog” Chapman warned his fans of fake accounts posing as him and his family members, including his late wife, Beth Chapman. The reality star posted the reminder on his Facebook account, which read:
“Please DO NOT accept ANY friend request from Dog or Beth Chapman, Duane Chapman Alice Chapman or any other variation. HE DOES NOT send friend requests and she can’t.”
Chapman also warned of ill-minded people soliciting money on behalf of the Chapman family and using fans’ grief and emotions to make a profit. He continued:
“I am hearing some people have sent as much as $5,000. You do not have to send these to me to verify this for you.”
After Beth’s passing, news of scammers utilizing her death to make money started coming out. Chapman and his daughter, Bonnie, also warned the public of fake accounts selling t-shirts under Beth’s name online.
Both took to Twitter to remind fans that authorized merchandise can only be purchased from thebountystore.com; otherwise, it is fake, and the money won't go to Beth’s proceeds.
"It's 5:32 in Hawaii, this is the time she would wake up to go hike Koko Head mountain. Only today, she hiked the stairway to heaven. We all love you, Beth. See you on the other side."
Beth was hospitalized the weekend before her demise after experiencing difficulty in breathing. A few days after, she passed away surrounded by close friends and family, including her mother who flew in from the mainland.