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McGregor Shuts Down Impostor

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Mar 09, 2009 | 7:24am EDT

Actor Ewan McGregor is threatening legal action over an Internet impostor pretending to be him on various social networking sites.

The online fraudster purporting to be McGregor has convinced nearly 20,000 fans to subscribe to his regular updates on Twitter.com.

The phony messages tell followers the alleged star is "about to enjoy banana pancakes" and "finally has some relaxing time".

But McGregor is adamant the messages aren't from him.

A spokesperson for the star says, "Ewan does not have a Twitter site or one on MySpace either. Someone is just making it all up. People monitor his movements. We are looking into taking action to have the Twitter site removed."

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