Derry parents warned over Facebook scam

A selection of false Calum Hood accounts on Facebook available now.

A selection of false Calum Hood accounts on Facebook available now.

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Parents in Derry are being warned to keep a close eye on their children’s social media accounts after a local mother discovered her 13 year old chatting with someone who claimed to be Calum Hood from pop band ‘5 Seconds of Summer’.

“I discovered my daughter had been ‘friended’ on Facebook by someone claiming to be from her favourite band, ‘5 Seconds of Summer’ and had been talking to this person for some time.

“They add them as friends and have access to all their personal stuff on their profile.

“Whoever this person is they now have all my daughter’s information and photos.”

The local mum, who asked not to be named, said she had contacted the account holder who said claimed to be a 12 year old from America - and that the interactions had been innocent. She has since been blocked from contacting the account holder again.