EastEnders and Call The Midwife star Cliff Parisi issues stern warning to fans as he takes break from BBC filming | The Sun

EASTENDERS and Call The Midwife star Cliff Parisi has given fans a firm warning after he revealed he's taking a break from filming.

Taking to his Instagram, the actor issued an alert to his followers about scammers impersonating him online.

The actor who plays Fred Buckle in the BBC period drama warned his followers to be on guard and to ignore any requests for gift cards or their mobile phone numbers.

The 63-year-old began speaking to his followers in a video posted on his feed: "Good morning all. So, just a quick one really. You know how these things go, lots of these little frauds going on. Some fraud company have been sending out emails to my followers asking for gift cards, numbers and that kind of crap."

The star continued to caution his supporters not to believe anything, not to engage, and not to take any action.

He added: "I know you're all on the ball and aware of it but just in case some people aren't, do not respond, do not download, report if you can and it's not me," Cliff warned.

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At the end of the video he tried to lighten things up by saying a joke.

"But I do need money if you've got any," he said, ending the video with a mischievous laugh.

Fans of the actor were appreciative for the warning and replied to him in the comments section.

One wrote: "Thanks for letting us know Cliff."

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A second penned: Thanks Cliff! Hope you are all good."

A third commented: "These scams are getting so bad. Thanks for giving us a heads up Cliff."

A fourth wrote: "Appreciate the heads up Cliff. Cheers mate."

A fifth penned: "That's scary! Well thanks for warning us Cliff. Enjoy your week."

The Call The Midwife's 13th season is now on hiatus as the actors and crew enjoy their usual summer vacation.

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