Fake scammer posing as Eminem asking for donations from Metro Detroiters

Help Me Hank exposed fake Eminem scam earlier this month

The fake scammer posing as Eminem is hitting up Metro Detroiters for donations, and now the imposter is playing on their emotions to rip them off.

DETROIT – The fake scammer posing as Eminem is hitting up Metro Detroiters for donations, and now the imposter is playing on their emotions to rip them off.

Local 4 first exposed the scammer back in February when he targeted an Allen Park man making him think he would help his injured nephew instead, he was just working on getting his personal information.

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Then over the summer, he was back hitting up people from out of the state offering private concerts with just one catch you needed to let him get your personal information to make reservations.

Over the weekend, the Help Me Hank team received several emails from people saying someone claiming to be from Eminem’s foundation reached out asking for donations for Toys for Tots in Detroit.

If you don’t have a toy, that’s ok. The scammer just asked you to provide personal information and a credit card number; his guys will do the shopping.

Watch the video above for the full story.


About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Brandon Carr is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit and has been with WDIV Local 4 since November 2021. Brandon is the 2015 Solomon Kinloch Humanitarian award recipient for Community Service.