Title / Artist
Date / Source
A9's Identity Theft issues on Social Media Sparks hashtag #ShownotShou
Date: 2018.02.05
Artist:   A9  
Source:  With the help of VKH press and twitter
We have received word about the escalating matter regarding identity theft of A9 members on social media, and things are really getting out of hand.

Just a few days ago Show[Vocalist of A9 tweeted from his verified twitter account: "The identity theft a9_shou has continuously harassed my fans, and I wish to have my real account, show_a9dw unfrozen with an official badge. Instagram, I pray that you take action against this ongoing issue."

the tweet can be seen Here

A9 staff have also released a statement following a list of the social media that A9 members do use. Stating that the absolutely do not have individual LINE ID's nor do they solicit money from individual fans:

"Thank you for always supporting A9. We'd like to take a moment to talk about social media (social networking sites) the members are involved in.

Only the sites listed here (the band's website) are official. There are, however, third party sites, made up by individuals who say 'this is a secret, this is my private account,' but they have no such thing. They absolutely do not have private LINE IDs.

There have been reports that these accounts have asked for money. The members of A9 would never do such a thing; and we urge you not to follow such sites/accounts as there's a possibility of getting caught up in criminal activity.
In addition to this, we cannot assume responsibility for any trouble caused by these matters.

Thanks for your consideration/continued support,
A9 Staff"

Tweet linking to this staff statement can be found here

Here are the links to the fake accounts:




These accounts have even gone as far as cursing, threatening and offering fake proof to fans in claims that the accounts are real, but they are just private. You will find the screen shots here, here and here
*thanks to VKH press and @VelesseinRose for providing the screenshots*

Listed below are the member's real/known social media accounts. Show and Tora's instagram accounts have been frozen so they are not available:

■ 将 / SHOW
Instagram→https://www.instagram.com/show_a9dw (Frozen)

■ ヒロト / HIROTO
Twitter→ https://twitter.com/hrt_a9
Instagram→ https://www.instagram.com/hiroto_a9/

■ 虎 / TORA
Twitter→ https://twitter.com/tora9amano
Instagram→https://www.instagram.com/tora_a9 (Frozen)

■ 沙我 /SAGA
Twitter→ https://twitter.com/saga_a9

■ Nao
Twitter→ https://twitter.com/nao_a9

Thank you to VKH press for sharing details of this information with us. We at Nippon Project stand by you you in support and in truth. Please share all the information you can with fellow fans using the twitter hashtag #ShownotShou and if you have any LINE accounts added claiming to be A9 members, do not send them any money and remove them immediately.

In hopes this terrible situation is resolved soon for the members.

Author: candyfields