Rapper T.I. is urging his fans not to fall into the trap of an impostor on Facebook who is allegedly offering cars and cash as prizes. He took to Instagram a couple of days ago, on April 24, to share a pair of screenshots of the fake page with his more than 8.3 million followers.
He warned his fans not to sign up for the ‘free’ competitions promoted by this fake page.
‘A shame that I have to say this but… FAKE S**T!!!!,’ Tip captioned the images, which show the Facebook user’s name as Tip Harris (Official Page).
In the description of the fake profile, you can see that it’s written ‘I’m the CEO/Manager of Tip Giveaways. I’ll Be Contacting All The Winners On This Page. Good luck y’all.’
The rapper made it very clear to his fans that the contests have nothing to do with him.
He also noted for his fans that there’s a section on the fake page which stipulates that winning participants have to send in cash in order to receive their prize.
‘We are giving away $875.000.00 and brand new cars to 5 person each……,’ it read. ‘Winner’s are only required to pay 2% fee which is ($555.55) ($575.00) claims have to be done at a western union or money gram (financial services companies) if you win.’
The message also included a line which said that the winners they would hear from the hip-hop star himself.
‘Stop letting folks finesse (easily sweet talk) y’all…,’ T.I. added as he continued his warning. ‘Here’s a tip… if it seems too good to be true… IT IS!!!! #NothingWorthHavingComesThisEasy.’
‘First off, the real @troubleman31 wouldn’t make anybody pay a delivery fee. This would be like mailman asking cash on delivery to receive your mail, AIN’T HAPPENING’ one of Tip’s Instagram fans said.
‘Just pray your fans ain’t this dumb. If I have to pay to win I won’t win, hell that’s one month’s rent for an entry fee, FOH!!!’ another one of T.I. followers told the rapper on his social media account.