Scammer Posing as Eminem Looking for Toys For Tots Donations in Michigan
Tis the season to give generously to Toys for Tots, but don't be fooled by this scammer posing as Eminem - he's not the real Slim Shady.
A man pretending to be the legendary Detroit rapper is saying he's collecting donations for Toys for Tots, but is simply trying to rip people off.
A History of Eminem Scams
WDIV-TV in Detroit first caught wind of the scammer in February of this year. A man from Allen Park told the TV station that the man posing as Eminem had promised to help his nephew who had been injured. The act was just a ruse to obtain the man's personal information.
Over the summer, the man who bears some resemblance to the musician was offering private concerts to people from out of state. Once again, he was trying to trick people into handing over their credit card information in order to make reservations.
Toys for Tots Scam
It seems that the scammer is at it once again, this time soliciting donations to Toys for Tots. This scam artist is now telling folks that in lieu of a toy, Eminem's people can shop for them. All they have to do is provide their credit card information.
Remember, don't surrender your personal information to anyone. If you're shopping or donating to charity online, look for the sign of a secure website - an 's' following 'http' in the URL. Also, avoid giving out personal and/or financial information over the phone and clicking on links in unsolicited email messages.