Award-winning bluegrass singer Rhonda Vincent says she was devastated to learn that scam artists are targeting her fans.
"It's so sad," the country star told Inside Edition.
Vincent says con artists are convincing fans to send money based on claims Vincent is in bad financial straits and needs cash, she said. One fan was convinced he and Vincent were in a relationship and he left his wife and sent about $500,000, she said.
Another scammer asked super fans to prove their loyalty by sending money to pay Vincent's band, she said.
She said she learned of the alleged wrongdoing when the FBI phoned her husband, who is also her manager.
An agent asked if she knew the man who claimed they were having an affair, she said.
"It's so sad and disheartening that people have lost their life fortune, or they've left their wife, it's very distressing," she said.
"It just breaks my heart," she said. "I don't want to see anyone else get hurt like this."