If you’ve been approached online by someone claiming to be reggae legend Shaggy and asking you to send cash, you’ve… uh… I’m so sorry, you’ve been duped.
“It has come to my attention that there have been posts online from people purporting to be me and hitting up my fans for money while making false claims that they owe me something,” the singer has told fans. “I would like to make it clear that these are nothing more than an internet scam.”
Taking to social media to address the hoax, Shaggy has reassured fans It Wasn’t Him, saying “They are not from me nor do they represent me in any way. It saddens me that this has become our reality & that innocent people are being dragged in to this ridiculousness.”
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In more legit Shaggy news, the dancehall star will head to Australia next year for a co-headlining tour with fellow reggae icon Sean Paul.
The pair will head down under in January for a handful of shows, with tickets on sale from 7pm tonight via MJR Presents. To confirm, not from some guy on the internet pretending to be Shaggy.