The production company behind hit U.S. TV series ENTOURAGE has issued a warning about a man posing as show creator Doug Ellin.
The unknown man is reported to have assumed Ellin's name in a bid to seduce aspiring actresses by tempting them with a role in the series.
U.S. website TMZ.com reports that the hoaxer is very convincing and has been contacting the women through their agents.
A source tells the site, "The guy knew more than enough about the show, and Mark Wahlberg, and particular members of the crew to convince me. He also knew the name of Ellin's assistant, casting peeps and future storylines."
The website has also published documents released by the show's production company warning prospective victims of the scam.
The letter reads, "It has been brought to our attention that a man claiming to be Doug Ellin is calling agents and actors alike about auditioning opportunities for Entourage.
"Please be aware that this IS NOT DOUG ELLIN. Our producers will never call you directly unless it has been facilitated through the casting office first.
"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and are making a string effort to resolve this issue ASAP."