Scammers Pretending To Be Forbes Family Members Target AKA’s Fans
Scammers posing as members of the Forbes family are creeping on the late AKA’s fans asking for donations.
This was disclosed by AKA’s parents, Tony and Lynn Forbes, in a statement shared on their respective Instagram accounts.
The Forbes family issued the statement in response to the social media uproar generated by news of AKA’s alleged assassins being arrested.
Lynn and Tony alerted AKA’s fans, the Megacy, about the shameless fraudsters:
“We would like to bring to your attention that there are false requests for donations and investments from people posing as members of the Forbes family. We have not opened any donation accounts or requested investments.”
AKA’s parents did not reveal further information on who the scammers are or how they found out some unscrupulous people were taking advantage of the outpouring of sympathy towards them.
“We’ve seen people deeply hurt and angered by Kiernan’s murder and wanting justice. We are aware of the growing public discontent related to the progress which has been made in the investigation. However, as a family, we are deeply concerned that irresponsible actions, accusations, and assumptions may cause more harm than good.”
The Forbes family also appealed for restraint and for the Megacy to let the South African Police Service (SAPS) work:
“At this time, we call on the Megacy to mourn responsibly and ask for patience so that the law enforcers have the space to do their job. We humbly request that you continue celebrating Kiernan’s life, preserve his memory and continue his legacy through his music. Your joyous celebration of his life gives us comfort.”
The late rapper AKA, real name Kiernan Forbes, was assassinated with his friend Tebello “Tibz” Motsoane in Durban outside Wish restaurant by two assailants in February this year.