Darren Espanto took to social media to warn his fans of a fake account purporting to be him.
On Twitter on Thursday, September 30, the Kapamilya singer said the poser was joining some of his fans' group chats and spreading "fake news and rumors about me and my personal life."
"Just know that if it were me, meron naman kayong makikitang verified badge sa username ko," he said, as he addressed his fans, collectively known as the "Darrenatics."
"Thank you and beware of posers!" he added.
Hi, Darrenatics! May poser po ako na nakiki-join sa mga ilang group chats niyo who’s spreading fake news and rumors about me and my personal life.— Darren (@Espanto2001) September 30, 2021
Just know that if it were me, meron naman kayong makikitang verified badge sa username ko. Thank you and beware of posers! 👍
Darren, 20, just returned to the Philippines after staying in his home country of Canada for more than a month to be with his family.
After finishing his mandatory quarantine, the singer immediately returned to work, telling fans in a previous post: "I’m back in the Philippines! First day out of quarantine and already back to work. Can’t wait for y’all to see what we’re shooting today!"
Darren celebrated his seventh anniversary in show business this year. He made his showbiz breakthrough after joining the first kids' edition of The Voice of the Philippines in 2014. While he failed to win the contest, Darren went on to become one of the most successful singers of his generation.
In 2014, Darren had his first major solo concert, titled The Total Performance. This was followed by 'D Total Experience in 2016 and UNSTOPPABLE in 2018.
In 2014, Darren also released his first studio album Darren, which included his hit singles "In Love Ako Sayo" and "Makin' Moves." His sophomore album, Be With Me, was released in 2016; it included some more of his popular singles, such as "7 minutes" and "Parachute."
Last May, Darren released a new single entitled "Tama Na", as part of his upcoming studio album. He also held a virtual concert, titled Home Run, which was a huge hit.