Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Paddy Is Charity Scam Victim

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Paddy Is Charity Scam Victim

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POLICE are investigating after Paddy McGuinness was duped by a charity scam on Twitter.

The Take Me Out host and co-star of Peter Kay's comedy Max and Paddy's Road to Nowhere, fell victim to a fraudster who posed as former Coronation Street actor, Derek Griffiths.

The conman auctioned meals with the star, saying the money would go to autism and dementia charities.

Paddy,44, told his Twitter followers: "Morning, not a good start to 2018. I paid over £600 to a supposed Autism charity for the below. Turns out this sack of **** has been scamming money off people under the guise of charity for a long time. Next stop for me is @ gmpolice to report this scum bag."

He added later: "Thanks for the response folks. Hearing about people stealing money from charity has always made my blood boil. Look at the good people he's scammed out of money destined for good causes.

I'm on @iainlee @talkRADIO show tonight to talk about how I got scammed."

Previously Paddy had celebrated on Twitter by posting: "I've only gone and got myself dinner with @DerekGriffiths I bid on eBay, all money to Autism charities, everyone's a winner! …

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