Thailand police cautions Liverpool fans of Xabi Alonso donation scam

A recent fraudulent activity has started through a cloned official Instagram account impersonating Xabi Alonso. The imposter is presenting themselves as the genuine Xabi Alonso, soliciting donations to purchase plane tickets for a trip to Liverpool.

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Xabi Alonso is one of the Spanish football greats and is regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation. He is currently the manager of the Bayer Leverkusen club in Bundesliga which is among the best football leagues in the world. He is currently having a great time managing the German Club and Bayern Leverkusen which has managed to topple Bayern Munich from the top after an unbeaten run in the season. 

But the Liverpool fans desperately want to see the former Reds Midfielder become their coach and after the current Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called his time with the club after the 2023-24 season, the Liverpool fans are almost certain of seeing the Spanish great as the coach of their favourite club.

Xabi Alonso Donation Scam

Amid all the speculations, a new scam has started in Thailand, where a scammer is asking for donations from fans by using the official Instagram account clone of Xabi Alonso. The scammer is portraying himself as the real Xabi Alonso and after referring to himself as the coach of the Liverpool football club is asking for donations to help him buy plane tickets for the English city- of Manchester. 

The message says, "The message states, "I am Xabi Alonso, I will be in charge of Liverpool next season but I am short of money for my flights to Liverpool," (translated from Thai) as per DW.

Given the craze of football in Thailand and the fraudulent nature of the scam, the Thailand CID has issued a warning to the people of Thailand advising them to stay safe from such fraudulent practices. The police statement, shared on Facebook, reassured Liverpool fans, stating, "Stay calm, Xabi is not the manager yet, but there is already an imposter." The CIB emphasized that the manipulated message, originating from Alonso's official Instagram account, was the work of "a scammer posing as Xabi."

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