Calum Best calls in police to help track down penis prankster
Calum Best has apologised to anyone who received emails or calls from an Internet imposter pretending to be him.
Calum Best has called in police to investigate an Internet imposter who has been pretending to be him while posting nude photos.
The Celebrity Big Brother star was stunned to learn friends had been sent explicit pictures and videos from an email account using his name.
The son of football legend George Best slammed the unidentified conman, calling the penis pictures he'd sent "disgusting", according to The Sun newspaper.
"It tarnishes my name not to mention the others he conned," he told the publication. "Apologies to anyone who had received calls or emails."
Calum previously took to Twitter to alert bosses at Gmail of the imposter, writing: "Dear Gmail, I'm reporting firstname.lastname@example.org. He is impersonating me sending, inappropriate picture/videos of his privates. Please take action."
Apparently, the imposter was getting aroused by the chats he had with women after using Calum's name.
"This guy was just gross.He would lure girls and was getting off on it and was using Calum’s name," a source told The Sun. "There were exchanges and they would write back and he’d lure them (in) and the guy would write back. There was some really gross stuff. It’s really distasteful.”
Calum, who has had relationships with stars including Lindsay Lohan and Bianca Gascoigne, is one of the stars to have signed up to the new series of E4 show Celebs Go Dating.
The Sun previously reported that Calum had decided to seek help from relationship experts on the show after splitting from girlfriend Lindsey Pelas.
He is said to have been spotted at one of the mixers organised by the show, with a source explaining: "The ladies in the room couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw Calum was there as one of the potential celeb dates. It seemed like every pair of eyes were on him, and with so many women to choose from, there was a LOT of flirting going on.”
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