Louis-José Houde is the most recent artist to take the floor on his official Facebook page to denounce the fraudulent practices carried out in his name by web scammers. The comedian assured his admirers that they would never be asked for money to be a member of his fan club.
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“For some time now, my team has had to intervene regularly to shut down fake pages that try to lure you in by pretending to be me,” Louis-José Houde resolved to write on his Facebook page on Wednesday evening.
“Know that my only Facebook page is this one, and the only authorized fan club is the LJClub, which you can subscribe to through my website,” clarified the 45-year-old comedian. years, who has no other active social media pages.
The artist urges his admirers to be cautious and to be wary of Messenger messages supposedly in his name or in the name of his team.
“I will never ask you to subscribe to another page, I will never contact you privately and I will never ask for money to subscribe to my fan club”, he adds in his publication having retained from many comments from people claiming to have reported fake artist pages soliciting the agent.
Last February, singer Ariane Moffatt made the decision to leave Facebook because she was tired of people fraudulently using her name and image for a year to sell so-called slimming products.
“It’s been more than a year that my image has been fraudulently usurped to distort it (read slimming down everything that can be slimmed down in my photos), that I’ve been made to say atrocities totally contrary to my values at about weight loss and health, that I get messages from thousands of people asking me if my miracle pills work,” she wrote.
His team had contacted Facebook, which had refused to remove these misleading advertisements, whose link led to an external site.
Recall that comedian and actress Katherine Levac was also the victim of a false publication – a newspaper article through which she would have revealed “the secrets of her weight loss, supposed miracle capsules” – having circulated on social networks in December 2022.
Ditto for the comedian of the series Le bonheur Michel Charette, who also had to manage a similar problem in 2020, when his image and his weight loss were used without his authorization to try to sell “miracle slimming pills”. The very annoyed actor had made a few public outings on social networks and in interviews about it in order to warn his admirers.