- Mlindo The Vocalist is the latest celebrity to be caught up in a scam on social media
- The muso’s Facebook page had been copied and the account has been approaching some of his fans for money
- Some event organisers have also been caught by the fake account after sending money to them in the hopes of booking Mlindo for a show
Fake Facebook accounts have been created under Mlindo The Vocalist’s name and he has come out to make his fans and promoters aware of the scam.
Mlindo noticed that a number of new accounts on social media had been opened under his name, however, he has nothing to do with them and he has told fans to be cautious.
The ‘AmaBlesser’ hit-maker learned that some of the accounts had been contacting people, specifically, women.
A number of women have been approached by one of the fake accounts and were asked if they are artists that are looking to be promoted. If the women showed any interest they were then asked to send money to the scammers in order to do business together.
Fans weren’t the only ones who were being caught by the fake accounts, promoters were also being conned of their money as they would approach them in the hopes of booking Mlindo to perform.
Mlindo had only been made aware of the scam after he received a phone call from a venue in Nigeria.
The muso had no idea about the booking that they had made until they both realised what had happened.
The organisers had contacted the fake account and deposited the money into the bank account that they were given in order to “secure their booking”.
The Daily Sun reports that Mlindo has an official Facebook page that has close to 230 000 likes, and anything under that, is a fake account.
Briefly.co.za previously learned that Sjava was also involved in a recent scam involving a promoter.
Flyers had been put up that he was to perform at a pub over the weekend, however, both Sjava and his label were never told about the booking.
After talking to fans and the venue itself, Sjava and the organisers soon realised that the booking agent had taken the money without either of them knowing.
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