The popular Nollywood actor Zubby Michael Alias ‘Eze ndi ala’, has warned his fans and the general public to beware of scammers who impersonate him to carry out their atrocities on the various social media platforms.
The ‘no-nonsense’ actor gave the stern warning when one of his followers on his Instagram page commented on his post and informed him that someone is using his name and pictures on Facebook to scam people, and his reply followed immediately stating that he is not on Facebook.
He Further made his point clear when he later uploaded a Picture on his page, that shows what seems like a girl’s hand holding an already filled form that claims to belong to his (Zubby Michael’s) film academy located in Asaba as a branch.
The post reads
I’m not on facebook, i don’t have any film academy, don’t send money to anybody using my picture on Facebook or any where
From what the picture portrayed, Zubby Michael’s names were written boldly on the form along with some phone numbers, location and their motto as Together we stand and finally appreciated Zubby Michael for the clarification. Some even suggested that Zubby should track the imposter with the phone numbers he provided on the form.
This attracted lots of reactions from his fans and followers alike. According to their comments it was discover that a lot of people already fell victim scam while some were still trying to verify the source before making up their minds.
However, while some were amazed at the scammers slyness and bravery, others were blaming Covid-19 for it. And of course trust Nigerias, they also rain curses on whoever that is behind the scam…..lol.
But hey, people get mind o. For this hard economy, person get mind to scam his fellow human beings na wa o.
I mean, using various celebrities’ pictures as profile pictures on Facebook and other social media platforms has really been a way of fans showing their love for their favorite celeb, but not to the point of using his full name on a profile and scamming business.
I’m sure the dude behind this scam must have put effort including time and resources plus several months of brains storming, before he eventually executed his evil plans.
Think About This
It’s really saddening that there are so many young people out there who have the talent and aspire to become actors and actresses someday and at such are always at alert for slight opportunities. But somehow, this is what most of them get in return in their search for such opportunities.
My Point Exactly
Stepping a foot into the entertainment industry is not always, has never been easy. Especially, if you don’t have a close buddy producer,director or relation in the industry minus that O.Y.O.
Somehow, this has been the case for most up-coming artistes, and as a result, a lot of them tend to give up on their dreams as they end up on the street, while others divert their energy and time to something entirely different as they struggle to adapt.
In my opinion
Zubby Michael has done well to have cleared the air. But the truth is this, while some people have had their experience once or twice concerning this issue, others are still going to fall victim of the same thing.
The reason is that as the days go by scammers come up with different new ideologies with which they dupe people, because it might not just be that guy doing such. Therefore, they will always be fraudsters… I mean this is Nigeria…lol
So in my opinion, I suggest that people should thoroughly verify any news regarding such and be very sure of the source of the information before concurring.
Feel free to throw your opinion, let’s know how you feel or have to say about this. Ever been a victim? Tell us about your experience.
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