Metallica have shared a new message from frontman James Hetfield, warning fans to avoid fake social media accounts created in his name.
The band tweeted, “Papa Hett will be delighted when he reads this…” followed by a message from Hetfield, “Steal my identity, spread misinformation and cause harm to others.” Added people are online.
“There are scammers and predators out there. This is out of my control, but you can control who you connect with. Be careful with social networks and know who you are before engaging. “Let me be clear… I do not participate in any social media forms, Facebook, Instagram, etc. My only social media connections are the official Metallica website and the official Metallica socials.
“When you follow or communicate with someone who you think is me or who you think is me, I am not.
“I hope this helps people who have been duped or duped and are ashamed to speak up. “With love and respect, James ‘Papa Hett’ Hetfield”.