Violinist Itzhak Perlman Has an Online Impersonator

The scammer has been asking Perlman's fans to send "charitable funds" online

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The Israeli-American violin virtuoso posted on social media that he has an impersonator on Facebook.

"It has come to my attention that someone continues to be impersonating me on Facebook/social media through an unofficial page and is requesting 'charitable' funds from my followers," Perlman writes on his Facebook.

"They are suggesting they are me or that they are connected with me and one individual is asking for payments via PayPal to the following address: [email protected] Please know that I would never solicit funds and please do not succumb to this impersonator or anyone else who is impersonating me. I do not send individual messages through Facebook/social media and I communicate online only through posts on my official Facebook/social media channels."