Jo Joyner is warning fans not to be duped by people impersonating her on the internet.
The actress, 30, who plays Tanya Branning in the soap, voiced her fears after discovering that youngsters were being duped into believing they were chatting to her on sites such as Facebook.
She told Inside Soap: “It really worries me as I don’t have a Facebook or Bebo profile or anything like that.
“We’ve had instances where kids have arranged to meet up with me – or some of the other EastEnders actors – in person. But it’s not really us they’re speaking to. It’s a pretty scary situation.