Tyler Perry Warns Fans Not To Fall For Facebook “Scam” Promising Free Cash and Goodies Using His Name

Atlanta movie and playwright mogul Tyler Perry is warning his fans not to fall for a scam using his name that promises to give cash, cars and homes away to his followers:

“I am not giving away anything on Facebook. I am not giving away any money”, Perry said in a video announcement.

Scammers are reportedly targeting Perry’s social media followers and then try to obtain personal data from for possibly fraudulent purposes; they invoke Perry’s name to do it, claiming he’ll give them things if they turn over personal information.

Reportedly, hundreds of Perry’s fans have been hitting up his social media pages and team members, asking when they’d receive their new cars, homes, or checks after being contacted by the scam artist.

“My team has to shut down these things every day,” Perry admitted.

“There is a new one popping up every day. Do not give your information to any of these people. Do not give them anything. Every day we have to get 10, 20, 30 of those things shut down on Facebook.”

Perry pointed out that he gives “a lot of things to a lot of people”–but not through Facebook, and definitely not through a scam that involves an exchange of personal information.

“Hey, listen, in my life, I’m a giver; I give a lot of things to a lot of people, to a lot of employees, random things – cars, houses, that I do,” he said. “But that is not true, the Facebook stuff. I am not giving away anything. Stop it, devil.”

“Please do me a favor: Post this everywhere so people will know that is not true,” he said.

Tyler Perry is one of the movie industry’s biggest names, and is the most successful Black film producer of all time. His net worth was estimated to be over $600 million in 2017.

Perry, a New Orleans native, rose to fame dressing up in granny drag as Madea Simmons, a pistol toting Atlanta matriarch, in successful stage plays that turned into lucrative films.

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