Channel 10 reporter Candice Wyatt has revealed she's a victim in a 'sex chat' scam, with someone using her images to create a fake social media profile to privately message other people.
The TV reporter took to Instagram on Sunday to share that a Twitter profile using the name 'Lory Bonine' was using her photos and messaging people for "sex chats" privately.
The account is still up and appears to just post photos of Candice and her friends, but doesn't share anything else.
The user behind the account is following almost 1600 people, many of which appear to be spam accounts, but only has 37 followers in return.
"Hey guys - If you have a Twitter account can you please go and report this person?" Candice wrote. "They're taking my Insta pics and using them on Twitter to DM people for private sex chats.
"Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery... but this is not OK!"
She added that she'd also reported the account.
Candice later took to Instagram to share a screenshot of a story that had been written about the ordeal, writing, "So, that escalated... Thank you to everyone who has reported this bot Twitter account so far... Even though it's still up!"
She jokingly added, "Hey [Elon Musk] - help a sister out!"
Speaking with the Herald Sun, she said, "In a world where data breaches and identity theft are rife, I won’t stand for fake social media accounts which aim to scam innocent people out of money, using my image.
"I encourage everyone to report fake accounts and help make social media a safe place."
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