Social media can be a weird place where folks can pretend to be whoever they want to be and a lot of times, folks create fake profiles of celebrities in order to get YOU to give up important information that can be used in identity scams. One of the celebrities that fell victim to this is actor/producer/mogul Tyler Perry and he took to Facebook to address it.

Perry posted a video to Facebook on Tuesday to warn users about posts that have been spreading like wildfire about him allegedly giving away money through Facebook if users share the fake posts.

Perry admits in the video that while he does give away money and gifts to random people in need from time to time, he doesn't do it on Facebook.

If you need help figuring out if a story is real or fake, please inbox us on Facebook or shoot us an email and we'll help you! Don't fall for these scams.

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