Woman warns others about fake Taylor Hicks Facebook page

Published: Jun. 2, 2016 at 11:56 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2016 at 12:14 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A warning for Taylor Hicks fans. An impersonator is pretending to be the fifth season American Idol winner on Facebook.

One WBRC viewer says she doesn't want her name shared with the public because she says the whole experience made her uncomfortable.

The woman says she thought she got a friend request on Facebook from Taylor Hicks.

She says the person gave her a number and asked her to call him.

She called and talked to the person who said he was very busy and asked her not to share the phone number with anyone. The two even exchanged text messages at one point but things didn't quite add up.

"At first, I thought this is really great. You know Taylor Hicks is on Facebook! We can be friends," she said. "Then it didn't take me long at all that I realized this is not him and now because I don't know if this person is close by or in another state. I wonder what can he do now that he's got my number."

WBRC checked and it appears that the fake Taylor Hicks Facebook page has been taken down.

We also reached out to the real Taylor Hicks about this.

"We are aware of it," he said in a text messaged. "Happened before. Thanks for letting me know."

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