Shortly after, Nanxing's church friend contacted him to say that someone pretending to be the actor had approached him for a loan.
“Luckily my friend did not fall for it, but the amount that person asked was really significant,” Nanxing said, going on to reveal that the hacker had asked for a $40,000 loan.
At around 9am on Jan 18, Nanxing posted a PSA on his official Facebook page, letting everyone know that his Instagram had been hacked, and for his followers to beware of any messages that the hacker might have sent.
But that wasn't the end of it, the hacker also emailed Nanxing to ask him to pay a "ransom" in exchange for the IG account.
The hacker, who goes by Akilla, provided a contact number with a UK country code.
“These hackers are really ‘smart’, but why aren’t they walking on the right path? To choose to do these harmful things, I hope that they will be able to wake up, and focus on doing things that are beneficial to society,” Nanxing said in frustration.
As of press time, it appears that @lnxglobal_official has been deleted. Nanxing has since started a new account, @lnx.global, which you can follow below.
Photos: Li Nanxing/Facebook