Unscrupulous persons have reportedly been using incarcerated Dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel to squander money from persons, according to sources.
Producer Elvis Redwood of So Unique Records claims that persons have been claiming that they are Vybz Kartel and are requesting large sums of money to contribute to his lawyer fees.
Already at least two recording artistes have received such requests from Vybz Kartel impersonators, with, only one falling victim to the scheme, according to sources.
Sources also quoted Elvis as saying:
“they are contacting artistes and even fans claiming that they need contribution to pay the lawyer fees”.
The So Unique Records producer added that he was only made aware of the scamming issue when one artiste contacted him, making a query about the payment of Vybz Kartel’s lawyer fees.
Elvis reportedly said:
“The artiste sent $50,000 at first and then he was to send another $70,000, but he made contact with me first, and that was how the artiste discovered that he was being scammed. I told him straight up that I don’t know of that, because Vybz Kartel is a proud person, so there is no way he would be involved in such a thing.”
Redwood is, therefore, encouraging artistes that may have been targeted by the scammers to report the matter to the police as soon as possible.
The producer also shared a blackberry pin on his facebook page which he says persons should not add because it was being used by the alleged scammers.