General Overseer, The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has said some people are impersonating him on Facebook.
He said the impersonators were fond of demanding money from unsuspecting members of the public and he (Adeboye) urged people to verify the authenticity of messages credited to him before heeding to such instructions.
He said, “Please be very careful what you easily fall for. There are some persons going around creating false Facebook pages or names, claiming they are Pastor E. A. Adeboye.
All you have to do is a search for them on Facebook and they will add you and then pretend to be me, telling you to send some money into an account and because they know you will obey me, they are using this as a new form of fraud. Please stop them and report those pages to Facebook so they can be stopped.”
Adeboye said a member of the church had reported to him on how he had been ordered by an impersonator to pay certain sums of money into a bank account for a trip to India.
As of press time, over 3000 comments had been made in response to the Adeboye’s warning.
One of such comments posted by Olawale Oluwaseun read, “Those that want to spoil your name sir, God will punish them with His most dangerous punishment. Bless you sir”
Another fan, Agbodi Desire, said, “Daddy, please don’t mind those 419 people, true Christians will not fall into their trap. God will not allow us to fall into their hands. Thank you for the information Daddy.”
However, some other Facebook users seized the opportunity of the Internet traffic on Adeboye’s post to advertise their products.