Patrick Dempsey, star of Grey’s Anatomy and the films Enchanted, says an impersonator is currently using his identity in an online soliciting scam.

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According to Dempsey, someone is using his identity online to ask people to donate either directly to him or to his Maine-based nonprofit organization. He then issued a warning to the public on his social media accounts, informing his fans that is not asking for money and anyone claiming to be him should be reported.

Nancy Audet, the spokeswoman for the Portland- and Lewiston-based Dempsey Centers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those with cancer, confirmed to the Sun Journal that Dempsey is not asking for donations.

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Wendy Tardif, the Dempsey Centers’ executive director, echoes her colleague’s notion, claiming that the actor would “never solicit donations through any of his social media accounts.” Anyone who does want to donate to the Dempsey Centers, however, may do so through its official website.

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The annual Dempsey Challenge is slated for Sept. 28 and 29, which will see the Grey’s Anatomy star return to Maine to mingle with people and collect money to aid cancer victims.

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