- South African artist has fallen victim to a scam and lost R40 000 and is now pleading with Mzansi social media users to help him
- @BrightNtuliArt says a syndicate targeted him and offered him a wonderful opportunity he could not resist, but says it’s humiliating that he fell for it
- Meanwhile, the talented artist has now pleaded with his social media followers to contact him should they need his services
One of South Africa’s finest artists has shared a sad story of a scam, saying that he was preyed upon by heartless thugs.
@BrightNtuli has taken to Twitter to post a heartbreaking account of how the thugs took off with a whopping R40 000.
He says he was promised an opportunity to exhibit his work and that the offer looked too good because it was an opportunity he always wanted as an artist.
The talented artist has now pleaded with Mzansi followers on social media to commission his work so he can ease the debts he has since accumulated as a result of the scam.
He said on Twitter:
“Just a few weeks ago I lost over R40 000 through scammers. They offered me everything I've ever wanted, exhibition opportunity, studio space and a chance to sell my work overseas. I mean everything was so convincing, they were using stolen identities, they even forged signatures."
In his plea for help and support, the artist has asked his followers to reach out to him in case they need a portrait or two.
“It has been really hard for me to even open up about this, the whole situation was just humiliating. Art is my hustle without it I got nothing. Please help me reach more people, I'm barely surviving. I thank you.
“Now I'm left with debts, I need your support more than ever. If you're interested in a portrait or there's an artwork of mine you would like to purchase. Please get in touch with me WhatsApp (0832344288) Email:email@example.com Instagram/Twitter/FB: @brightntuliart.”
Briefly News reported on a story where a black man known as Joseph James Nantomah has taken to his Instagram account to reveal how he helped a white lady recover her money from some scam syndicate.
In a post on Wednesday, April 28, the man said he drove for hours after $32 000 was sent into his account. He disclosed that after the deposit was made into his account, the scammers called him, asking him to send the money.
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