No matter what type of music you prefer listening to, you know about Neal McCoy. The East Texas born and bred country music star dominated the music charts in his heyday and especially on country music stations in East Texas. Like any celebrity, Neal's name has been taken by those with nefarious plans and have tried to scam his loyal fans out of money. This latest incident marks the second time in the last five years that a thief scammed his fans. This is disgusting.

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This is not a new trend. Scammers will pose as a celebrity such as a musical artist or a movie star and send you a message through social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) with some very personal messages. These messages will sound like the artist is talking directly to you. After getting comfortable with you, the scammers will start asking for money. Some have become so comfortable with these conversations that they will start sending money.

Sometimes these conversations get to the point where the person being scammed believes they are in a relationship with that celebrity. That's what happened to a woman who traveled to Longview to meet up with Neal McCoy. According to KLTV, this woman had been scammed out of $94,000 and believed she was in a relationship with McCoy.

In 2018, a scammer was using Neal McCoy's East Texas Angel Network, which raises a lot of money to help East Texas families with children who are dealing with a life threating disease (easttexasangelnetwork.com), to send money through a cash app or through Western Union. Someone posed as George Strait recently to scam a woman out of $900.

Anyone who has ever crossed paths with Neal McCoy either at the grocery store or at a concert knows that Neal would never just ask any of us for money. He is a genuine dude who loves his fans and loves East Texas and never wants to see any of them hurting. If you get a social media message saying that they are Neal McCoy, its not. Its someone looking to steal from you. Report them to Facebook and block them from your account.

And to whoever is trying to get money this way, may karma pay you a visit soon.

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