The news of a Facebook user promising fans a spot on Isibaya in exchange for some cash while pretending to be her really sent actress Nomzamo Mbatha reeling.
Speaking in an interview on Tuesday‚ Nomzamo told TMG that the issue was brought to her notice by one of her Instagram followers who sent her a message notifying her about the Facebook page.
The informant wrote: “Someone on Facebook is pretending to be you and sadly promises people that she will get them a space on Isibaya and the worst part is that she’s asking for bribes.”
Though she did not specify if there will be any legal action against the impostor, actress Nomzamo Mbatha revealed that she and her team are currently looking into the matter and hope to catch whoever is responsible.
However, she was not surprised about the impersonation as she admonished her fans to keep an open eye.
“In the social media age we live in‚ it’s become more and more common for fake accounts to be created. It’s happening to more and more celebrities and all I can do is ask my fans to be discerning and aware‚” she added.
She acknowledged the fact that she maintains a Facebook fan page‚ through which she communicates with her fans‚ but never to ask them for money‚ refuting the speculation that she is in a position to get them a spot on Isibaya.
“I have a page that has around 200 000 followers. People should go onto that page and not trust pages with like 50 or even 500 followers‚” she said.
Nomzamo has joined a long list of celebrities who have faced problems with fake accounts on the social media.