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Robert Downey Jr. Warns Fans of Scammers Using His Name

People claiming to be Downey Jr. are asking fans to donate to fake charities

As the frontman of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Robert Downey Jr. has been using his star power to rally “Iron Man” fans to various good causes. Unfortunately, the actor is now warning fans to be on the lookout for people using his name to scam them.

In a message posted to Twitter, RDJ told fans that “scam artists” are showing up in chatrooms claiming to be him and asking people to donate to charities. Downey Jr. told fans that he does not use private chatrooms and that any announcement from him that doesn’t come from his social media accounts is likely a fake.

“I would never ask individual fans for money for any reason,” Downey Jr. wrote.

Earlier this year, Downey Jr. promoted two Omaze raffles to raise money for Random Act Funding, a philanthropic organization he founded with his wife, Susan, that donates to charities around the world. The winners of the raffles were invited to visit the set of “Avengers: Infinity War” and attend the red carpet premiere of “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

“Avengers: Infinity War” will arrive in theaters on May 4.