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Outlander's Sam Heughan issues stark warning to fans for important reason

The actor wanted to assure his followers

Francesca Shillcock

Sam Heughan has a loyal following both online and offline, so it's unsurprising that he wanted to issue his fans a stark warning recently. 

The actor, best known for his role as Jamie Fraser in Outlander, was keen to inform fans about potential scammers posing as Sam online.

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Taking to his Instagram stories, he wrote to his three million followers: "Please be careful on social media. So many scammers.

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"I will never reach out or message on Instagram/Twitter/WhatsApp/Google hangout etc. or ask for money." He added: "If it's not verified, it's not me" followed by a kissing-face emoji.

Sam often keeps his fans updated on his whereabouts and his exciting work projects. The star was also keen to reveal some very exciting news on Tuesday – his new film is due on Netflix!

Sharing a poster of the movie SAS: Red Notice, which sees Sam posing alongside co-stars Andy Serkis, Ruby Rose and Tom Hopper, the actor wrote in the caption: "@sasrednoticefilm is coming to @netflix USA this AUGUST 27th!

"So proud of this movie and terrific cast, it's a real thriller. Just maybe don't watch it on the train…"

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Sam also announced his new film, SAS: Red Notice is coming to Netflix

Many of his followers were thrilled with the news and flooded the comments section with praise. One said: "Can't wait!!! You are such a brilliant actor!! So proud of your accomplishments!!"

Another wrote: "Amazing performance can watch it over and over," as a third commented: "Can't wait to see it!! I'm glad you are branching out and performing a gamut of different roles.

"As fantastic as you are in Outlander, it would be a shame to see you pigeonholed as a Highlander when you have such a range."

The synopsis for SAS: Red Face reads: "A groom's wedding plans are disrupted when a small army of well-trained criminals, led by Laszlo Antonov, hijack the Eurostar deep beneath the English Channel."

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