PSA: Fake Corey Dillon Account Circulating Twitter

Robert Alvarez
December 4, 2018 at 9:12 pm ET

Corey Dillon is NOT on social media.

For the past two weeks, a Twitter account going by the name “@Corey28Dillon” made its rounds under the assumption that former Cincinnati Bengals and New England Patriots running back joined the social media site.

https://twitter.com/Corey28Dillon/status/1066910281958416384?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1066910281958416384&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.boston.com%2Fsports%2Fnew-england-patriots%2F2018%2F12%2F04%2Fpatriots-bengals-corey-dillon-fake-twitter-account

The account shared “personal” tweets such as these below leading many to believe it was legitimate.

The account began duping the NFL community, including old teammates.

https://twitter.com/Corey28Dillon/status/1067594861715603456

At some point during this time, Twitter, for unknown reasons, verified the account leading to more assurance that it was real and more players and media began following it.

The NFL’s official throwback video account even tagged the Dillon page.

As the account gained followers and momentum, Dillon’s old Bengals teammate Willie Anderson took notice of the identity stealing impostor and had a video message setup by Dillon himself clarifying it wasn’t who it said it was.

So if you have a Twitter account, do NOT follow the impostor Corey Dillon.

UPDATE: The fake account is back active as of Tuesday afternoon and still has a verified checkmark.



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