Tyler Perry warns fans not to fall for Facebook scams using his name


Movie mogul Tyler Perry has a message for his fans: Don't fall for Facebook scams that use his name.

The "Madea" actor and director said in a video posted Tuesday night that bogus, unauthorized social media pages incorrectly claim that he will give away money and high-priced items to followers. 

>> Read more trending news  

Don't Fall for Scams

Posted by Tyler Perry on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

"I am not giving away anything on Facebook," Perry said in the video. "I am not giving away any money. My team has to shut down these things. Every day, there's a new one popping up."

Related: Photos: Tyler Perry through the years

He added: "Do not give your information to any of these people. Do not give them anything. I don't know who they are, but every day, we have to get 10, 20, 30 of those things shut down on Facebook. I am not giving away anything."

Related: Tiffany Haddish reveals Tyler Perry bought her a Tesla

Perry also urged viewers to share his warning.

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

Perry added that he often makes generous donations, but not on Facebook.

"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."


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Community

Niall Horan: Four things to know about his Coral Sky concert
Niall Horan: Four things to know about his Coral Sky concert

When you think of the solo careers that have spun off from boy band phenom One Direction, Harry Styles usually comes to mind first. But Niall Horan is charting a new direction for himself as well. Horan, who performs Sunday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre with indie-country star Maren Morris, has had solo hits with “This Town” and &ldquo...
KISS announces 'End of the Road' farewell tour
KISS announces 'End of the Road' farewell tour

We’ve heard this song before, but it seems genuine that KISS’ upcoming “End of the Road World Tour” will be exactly that. The band announced the decision to pack up the pyro after a performance on Wednesday’s finale of “America’s Got Talent.” "All that we have built and all that we have...
Local Fishing Report
Local Fishing Report

OFFSHORE FISHING Off Jensen Beach, the vermilion snapper bite is still fantastic. Working some of the wrecks and artificial reefs in 80 to 140 feet of water, anglers are catching their limits using chicken rigs with squid. The king mackerel bite is holding steady in 60 to 120 feet. Off the Palm Beach area, the fishing for amberjack has been good. Anglers...
Flashback: When historic Clematis Street buildings caught on fire
Flashback: When historic Clematis Street buildings caught on fire

Windows exploded and shattered glass littered Clematis Street. Air-conditioning units fell to the ground. A ceiling collapsed. Firefighting equipment malfunctioned. On a Halloween night 41 years ago, an iconic 1923 downtown West Palm Beach building was engulfed in flames, and it took 2 1/2 hours to extinguish it. Two ladder trucks, three pumpers...
More Stories