Shaggy says there’s an internet scammer posing as him

Someone is trying to defraud Shaggy fans, and the artist himself posted a warning on Instagram.

October 17, 2019
Shaggy says there’s an internet scammer posing as him Shaggy   Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival

If you've recently received a message from Shaggy who insists that you owe him money, the artist himself wants you to know it's not him, and he's not feeling very Boombastic about the situation.

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As Complex points out, the reggae musician posted a statement on Instagram yesterday to denounce "an internet scam" involving "posts online from people purporting to be me and hitting up my fans for money while making false claims that they owe me something."

Read his statement below:

Shaggy and Sting's recent collaborative project 44/876 won the Grammy for Best Reggae Album at the 61st Grammy Awards last February. Listen to that below, and watch the pair perform for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series here.

Shaggy says there’s an internet scammer posing as him