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July 16, 2014
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It's all a scam - Buju's son denies collection of money for dad's legal fees

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Local producer Markus Myrie, son of Buju Banton, is advising the public to ignore anybody who proclaims to be a representative of Markus Records seeking money to assist with the payment of Buju Banton's legal fees.

According to the producer in a release, he is not trying to raise funds in aid of his father, and anyone soliciting money on such terms is nothing more than an imposter.

"It has recently reached me that there are imposters who are pretending to be me and are claiming that they are seeking funds to help my father. I want to tell Jamaica and the rest of the world that this is the farthest thing from the truth," Markus said in the release.

"You have some very unscrupulous individuals out there who are trying to tarnish my reputation, but I will not have it. These imposters are calling around entertainers and other media personnel saying that they are Markus and are collecting money."

The youngster, who won producer of the year in 2012, says Buju Banton has not asked for financial assistance. He also advises members of the public to make a formal report to the police if they are approached by any of these unscrupulous individuals.

"Please, I am asking the public to be very careful about who they hand over their hard-earned money to. Under no circumstances should you give any money to anyone who claims that they are representatives of Buju Banton. Neither my father nor I have given that right to anyone to collect money on his behalf," he added.

This comes only a few months after promoters in Trinidad were tricked by an alleged agent who claimed he was collecting money in aid of a concert for Buju Banton.


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