Margo targeted in fake orphanage
IRISH country legend
Margo has revealed she was targeted by hackers
trying to scam money from her loyal fans for a fake
The Donegal star (67), who is the eldest sister of
Daniel O’Donnell, said her Facebook page was hacked
last month and warned followers that “any suspicious
messages are definitely not from me”.
Some fans admitted they were nearly taken in by the
‘nasty’ scammers who called themselves ‘Margo
Donegal’ and were looking for money and gift cards
for needy orphans.
“At first, I believed
them but not after they said they wanted gift
cards,” one follower posted on the singer’s official
“And to scratch the silver line off and then text
the code number to them so that they can then use it
to buy things for the orphanage! By this time, I
knew it was a stitch-up. They began by saying ‘thank
you for all the likes and nice comments’ on your
Margo, whose genuine Facebook account is ‘Margo –
The Girl from Donegal’, assured fans she would never
fundraise in this manner.
“I would never ask for
money for orphanages or any other charity on social
media,” the Monaghan-based singer added.