Tyler Perry warns fans of scams circulating on Facebook

Lawrence Kim
July 12, 2018

The actor and filmmaker posted a video to his verified Facebook page Tuesday night to urge followers to be wary of any phishing scams.

Actor Tyler Perry released a almost minute-long video squashing rumors he was giving away luxury items.

Perry was responding to persistent posts on Facebook, purported to be from him, in which users are asked to share or like a post for a chance to win cash or prizes.

Tyler Perry warned fans "Don't Fall for Scams" in a Facebook video.

"The "Diary of Mad Black Woman" star added that "[his] team has to shut down these things everyday", referring to scams.

"I am not giving anything away on Facebook".

"Do not give your information to any of these people". Do not give them anything. "I am not giving away any money". The movie mogul says he is not behind fake posts claiming he's giving away cars or money.

While Perry admits he gives away a ton of gifts to deserving folks, he's not using the social media platform to promote anything. "I don't know who they are, but every day we have to get 10, 20, 30 of those things shut down".

Tiffany said she was touched by the gesture, and said he purchased her the vehicle 'out of the kindness of his heart'.

Perry says there are plenty of fake sites out there using his name.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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