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No, That's Not Jamie Dimon's Twitter Account

Come on, the CEO of JPMorgan did not just join Twitter.

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This afternoon, @JPMorganCEO tweeted for the first time.

We are excited to announce that our CEO James Dimon has joined Twitter. This account is managed by the Global Media Relations Department.

James Dimon@JPMorganCEO

We are excited to announce that our CEO James Dimon has joined Twitter. This account is managed by the Global Media Relations Department.

5:01 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But this had all the hallmarks of a fake celebrity account. It wasn't verified, it used an easily available image, and was following over 1,110 people, mostly finance reporters and news organizations.

The account tweeted again, this time purporting to show "José," who works in "Global Relations," which isn't a division at JPMorgan Chase.

My name is José and I work here in Global Relations. I made this account for Jamie, he will being using it today.

James Dimon@JPMorganCEO

My name is José and I work here in Global Relations. I made this account for Jamie, he will being using it today.

5:49 PM - 27 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That picture came from an Instagram posted six months ago.

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Most other reporters, however, were not fooled.

A JPMorgan spokesperson confirmed the account was fake and it was briefly deactivated.

Matthew Zeitlin is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Zeitlin reports on Wall Street and big banks.

Contact Matthew Zeitlin at matt.zeitlin@buzzfeed.com.

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