Disgusted Mark Charnock slams scammer using his late Emmerdale friends to con fans


Actor Mark Charnock of Emmerdale has had his identity hijacked by an internet con artist.

A new Instagram account that fully replicated the actor’s profile photo and bio appeared recently and claimed to be Marlon Dingle from the ITV serial opera.

Mark criticized the con artist on Instagram for trying to prove his identity by posting a photo of three of his deceased buddies.

The image in question was one of Meg Johnson, Paula Tilbrook, and late Emmerdale legend Richard Thorp on set.

After the tragic loss of Meg Johnson, who tragically portrayed Pearl Ladderbanks on the program until 2020, Mark shared the photo to his own account as a memorial to his late coworkers, emphasizing how much they were’so very very missed’.

He described the fraudster as having sickeningly utilized my photo of three of my friends who had tragically passed away to confirm his or her login while posing as me.

“I hope you share my disgust,” she said. Please report and block this individual.

Mark has played Marlon in Emmerdale for over 20 years (Picture: ITV)

His followers responded to his requests to block the account, eager to express how dissatisfied they shared with him.

I have blocked their account and reported them, Mark. It is disgusting that they are promoting this bogus account using your deceased coworkers! A follower posted.
‘Vile. Another person added, “Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter need to do much more to shut these down.”

Just reported it; perhaps, a solution will be found shortly. A love heart emoji was used after the third person wrote.

Mark’s appeal for participation appears to have been successful because the scammer’s account has subsequently been deleted from the website.

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