Petrol price hitting your pocket? Fake Beyoncé also feeling the pinch and asking for help

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A scammer is using Beyoncé's name to ask for money
A scammer is using Beyoncé's name to ask for money
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She's worth billions and her husband isn't that hard up as well.

So when a scammer reached out to a Twitter user, pretending to be Beyonce Knowles and asked for petrol, he knew it for what it was, a lazy scam.   

Scams involving famous people aren't new. The internet is filled with stories of fake celebrities and politicians sliding into DMs in the hopes of raking it in.

But this scam had people in stitches. The scammer reached out to various people including Obe Does Chaos, who posted the message on his Twitter. 

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The award-winning star, whose net worth according to Forbes is R6 billion, was asking for approximately R1700 for petrol.

The scammer also had pictures ready, just in case there was doubt that they were who they said they were. 

The scammer followed up the message with a selfie of Beyonce and a message attached to it “I am still in the car”.

The Twitter user couldn't stop laughing at the attempt. “Chile these scammers getting lazy.”


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