Ray Winstone has warned fans not to follow him on Twitter.com because the account is run by an imposter.

The British actor insists he does not use social networking websites such as Twitter or Facebook, but he is aware of a fake account on the microblogging site which has attracted nearly 33,000 fans.

The Sexy Beast star admits he has seen the fraudster's tweets and concedes he is "very good", but insists fans should be aware that he doesn't endorse the page.

He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "That ain't me! I don't twit-t**t-twot. He's very good, the geezer (man), but it's fake."