Chris Pratt has kept a relatively low-key social media profile since splitting with ex-wife Anna Faris in August, sharing just a few updates mostly in celebration of his upcoming Avengers: Infinity War appearance. But he posted an important Instagram update on Thursday night to warn fans about a fake social media account that has reportedly been contacting fans in his name.

鈥淧ERVY DUDE ALERT!!!鈥 Pratt started the post, making sure to clarify that what he was about to share was not a joke. 鈥淪omebody is trying to pretend to be me on Facebook (and maybe other social media platforms), apparently hitting on a lot of different female fans, trying to get their numbers and who knows what else. I鈥檓 not joking.鈥

The Guardians of the Galaxy star went on to call the actions reprehensible and promised to try to have the account shut down. 鈥淸I] seriously would like to punch them right in the GD mouth. You hear that imposter!?鈥 he wrote. 鈥淪top. My message to any fans who are contacted by someone claiming to be Chris Pratt: Look for the BLUE 鈥榁ERIFIED鈥 CHECKMARK next to the name. If there is no checkmark by my name that person is an imposter. I鈥檓 sorry.鈥

Pratt disclosed that the person posing as him on social media and contacting fans is not an isolated incident, and urged his followers to look out for each other.

鈥淭ell your siblings. Educate our young ones. It鈥檚 probably mostly kids who would fall for this. Makes me sick,鈥 he wrote. 鈥淚t terrifies me to think someone could be hurt, their feelings or much worse, by this imposter/potential predator.鈥 He concluded his post by again warning the person responsible and demanding they stop. 鈥淧raying for you,鈥 he said.

It鈥檚 possible that Pratt鈥檚 warning worked: The fake account seems to have been removed from Facebook. Stay safe out there.

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