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Robert Townsend is the latest celebrity to fall victim to hackers.

The legendary filmmaker took to social media on Tuesday to announce someone has hacked his old contacts and is scamming people out of money.

He has contacted the police.

In a post on his Instagram page, Robert wrote:

Good Morning.

I was just informed that unfortunately my contacts have been hacked and my old number is reaching out and asking people for money. 

The police are now involved. To any friends or family being messaged, that is not me and we are on top of it. 


See Robert Townsend’s original message below:

Robert Townsend hacked

Please be extremely careful and vigilant during these perilous times.