Mercy Aigbe, Nollywood (Cinema of Nigeria) actress and producer, is warning the public about fake Facebook accounts and pages that are using her name. The fake accounts and pages that carry the Mercy Aigbe name, have tricked unsuspecting members of the public who thought they were interacting with the actress, into paying the scammers who have created the fake accounts and pages, large amounts of money for film school, modeling agency jobs and prizes that do not exist.
The Nigerian actress had this to say:
“I have received calls from different sections of the public that I run a film school and a modeling agency where people have to pay to be part of. Some unsuspecting members of the public have paid large amount of money to these fraudsters who are only bent of swindling them of their hard earned cash,”
“A young lady recently walked into my MAG DIVAS office insisting she paid N25,000 into my account for an ushering job I posted on my Facebook page for a mega event on 16th of August. Another scenario was a call from a fan that he paid in N3000 into my account for the delivery of the prize he won after answering questions on the films I have worked on. The public should stop relating with anyone claiming to be me on Facebook because I don’t run any of the 67 accounts.”
Members of the public who have come across the fake accounts and pages are asked to report it to Facebook, so they can be removed.