Newzroom Afrika Newsreader Cathy Mohlahlana’s Reputation Damaged By Scammers
Newsroom Afrika news anchor Cathy Mohlahlana is the latest South African celebrity to fall victim to scammers on the internet.
Over the weekend, the television personality took to her verified Twitter account and announced that scammers had ruined her reputation on Meta social media platforms, Facebook and Instagram. Cathy Mohlahlana said she was not aware that her name was being used by the scammers to defraud people of their hard-earned money.
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On Saturday Cathy Mohlahlana told her Twitter followers that she did not have an Instagram or a Facebook account. She went on to warn them not to engage with the accounts which she said were being run by fraudsters who were using her name to scam people.
Cathy Mohlahlana wrote:
[SCAM ALERT] I’ve been made aware of several social media accounts that have been opened in my name. I DO NOT HAVE A FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT. Please do not engage with these accounts, they’re being run by fraudsters who are scamming people.
— Cathy Mohlahlana (@CathyMohlahlana) November 19, 2022
At the time of writing, the Instagram account created in her name had been deleted presumably after she made a report to the social media platform. However, the Facebook account was still up at the time of publishing.
Cathy Mohlahlana (Image Credit: Newzroom Afrika via YouTube)
One of the Facebook accounts carries the name Olatunji which suggests it is being run by someone from the West African region. However, no confirmation has been made as to who could be running the pages.
There were some hilarious reactions from fans who took to the comments section after Cathy Mohlahlana announced that her name was being used to defraud people by scammers.
Below are some of the comments:
Cathy Mohlahlana Olutunji🤣🤣🤣 this one finished me
Well cc Cathy ,relax these fraudsters using your name illegally will never enter Heaven ,they will burn in Hell.
Facebook and all this social media must make sure that anyone who opens an account must open it with their ID number not this fake Gmail accounts
Prior to joining Newzroom Afrika, Cathy Mohlahlana worked for eNCA for eight years starting as a reporter before becoming a news anchor.
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