Pokimane nudes scandal: Twitch icon almost scammed into sending naked pics

Imane Anys, known as Pokimane, discovered the alleged influencer scam when someone sent her an email claiming it was from a brand she endorses

Pokimane nudes scandal: Twitch icon almost scammed into sending naked pics
Twitch streamer Imane Anys aka Pokimane revealed that someone tried to obtain her nudes in an alleged influencer scam (pokimanelol/Instagram)
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Pokimane, a Twitch streamer, recently warned everyone of a scam she almost fell victim to on TikTok. Someone tried to lure her into sending nude images by posing as a brand that she had promoted on her streams.

Imane "Pokimane" Anys collaborates with brands frequently as a social media influencer. Therefore, she was not surprised when an underwear brand she endorses got in touch with her to offer some free merchandise. The emails were professional and convincing, and one of them even included a PowerPoint presentation, according to the gamer’s TikTok post. "The amount of effort they put in is both comical and frightening," Pokimane remarked. The directions provided, which were supposed to help her take her measures, instead asked her to just send a picture of her bare torso wrapped in a measuring tape which was when she realized something was wrong. She also saw that the email address was a Hotmail address which made her suspicious, despite being skillfully crafted to appear legitimate in her inbox, according to The Gamer.

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Pokimane took this close call as an opportunity to warn other influencers to use caution when making purchases online. In order to avoid problems and possible danger for streamers, she advised people to always use a PO box rather than their actual address. She claimed that one of her firends was duped into sending images and confidential information to a fraudster rather than a legitimate company, making it extremely important to be careful about sharing and regulating information on social media platforms.

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Who is Pokimane? 

Imane Anys, known as Pokimane, is a Moroccan-Canadian YouTuber and Twitch streamer. She was born in Morocco on May 14, 1996. At the age of four, her family relocated to Quebec, Canada. She attended McMaster University where she majored in chemical engineering before leaving to solely focus on her streaming business and is presently a resident of Los Angeles. Her Twitch live streams of video game content, particularly from 'League of Legends' and 'Fortnite', are what brought her into the limelight. She presently has the most followers of any female streamer on the service at 9.3 million. She is a member and co-founder of 'OfflineTV', a community of online content producers dedicated to social entertainment.

Twitch and Anys have an official partnership because Anys was among the more well-known streamers on the network. She was chosen by Twitch as one of 15 ambassadors in July 2018 for the upcoming TwitchCon convention. Later on, in the same month, Twitch scheduled Anys to be a co-host with them as part of their 'Twitch Creator Camp', a collection of articles and broadcasts aimed at assisting content producers in creating lucrative channels. Anys signed a multi-year exclusivity agreement with Twitch in March 2020 and was ranked as the 9th most popular user on Twitch by Social Blade as of December 21, 2021, with more than 8.5 million followers at the time. She was recognized as a featured honoree in the 2021 Forbes 30 Under 30 in the category of Games where it was highlighted that she was the largest female Twitch streamer and one of the creators of 'OfflineTV'.

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