Haibo: Man Posing as Michael Jackson Wants R8.8k, SA Reacts to ‘Smooth Criminal’

Haibo: Man Posing as Michael Jackson Wants R8.8k, SA Reacts to ‘Smooth Criminal’

  • An American woman has headed online to expose the Michael Jackson impersonator who tried to scam her
  • The poser demanded an incredible $600 (R8.8k), saying MJ was not actually dead and needed the cash to reboot his music career
  • Social media users were certainly entertained and headed to the comments section to share their thoughts

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A woman has headed online to share her very comical experience with a social media user pretending to be Michael Jackson. According to a screenshot of their chat, the opportunistic crook asked for a whopping R8.8k to get his music career back in order.

Michael Jackson, Scammer, Fake, Social media reactions
This woman was contacted by a fake Michael Jackson. Images: Getty, @itsNellzz/Twitter
Source: Getty Images

Heading online, @itsNellzz shared the unbelievable message.

The scammer, with a minuscule following of three people, goes on to share that he's the real MJ and actually not dead. He's in need of a little financial support as Jackson's multi-billion dollar estate is clearly just not covering.

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Social media users were certainly entertained by the cheap stunt. Check out some of the comments below:

@eloycan0 said:

"Nobody is safe. Hee Hee."

@durrellb said:

"Should tell him to beat it. The scammer needs to take a look at the man in the mirror. He doesn't wanna be starting somethin' bad. You should say to him 'leave me alone', and explain that you don't like the way you make me feel. They'll probably just blame it on the boogie though."

@liberianNiyah said:

"Michael watching y’all scam on his name..."

@iTattedVal said:

"You don’t want to hear new MJ music?? Send that money!!"

@sengaja_saja said:

"Be careful bud. You don't wanna be hit by a smooth criminal."

@brietheb said:


@Freaky60angel said:

"Send him the $600, make that change."

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Suspect arrested after making inquiry about reward money on police Facebook post

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In related news about silly crooks, Briefly News previously reported that a woman from Tusla, Oklahoma, led to her arrest after commenting on a police post on Facebook about a Most Wanted suspect.

The Tusla Police Department posted about a lady suspect they wanted to get information on and offered reward money for whoever knew her whereabouts.

According to CBS News, Lorraine Graves, who was charged with being an accessory in the murder of Eric Graves, did not hesitate to comment on the police post.

The young lady was reportedly associated with the shooting of Eric back in March at an apartment complex, and two other men had been arrested and charged with the killing.

Lorraine, the remaining suspect, gave police an easy way of getting to her after commenting on her own post, saying:

"Where's the reward money at?"

Police took a screenshot of the comment, and on Friday, July 16, she was finally arrested and her bond set at R7.3 million.

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In a post shared after her arrest, Lorraine could be seen smiling while in cuffs, but what is clear is it will be sometime before she comments on a police social media post again.

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Source: Briefly News

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