Actuality TV stars typically have large platforms on social media. Tammy Slaton of 1000-lb Sisters has grown her Instagram following to over 215,000 folks. The TLC star makes use of her account to keep related with followers and replace them on her life. However just lately, somebody has been utilizing Tammy’s identify and her social media presence to rip-off her followers.
A faux web page claimed to be Tammy Slaton
Earlier this yr, a profile going by the identify @official_TammySlaton popped up and began posing as Tammy. To make up for the truth that this person had fewer followers than one would count on from Tammy, the bio claims that the account was hacked at 400k followers. The account has been posting photos since June, however has principally flown underneath the radar.
The difficulty got here just lately when Tammy’s sister, Amy Slaton, posted an image of her son Gage to rejoice him turning 11 months. @official_TammySlaton reposted the picture however requested for cash.
“Happy 11 months nephew,” the person captioned the photograph. “Cashapp my baby boy $1 today for his special day ❤️ $tammyslaton35.”
Tammy calls out the scammer
Yesterday, Tammy reposted the scammer’s put up, warning her followers not to ship the account any cash.
“THIS PERSON IS NOT ME DO NOT SENT ANY MONEY TO THE PERSON,” Tammy wrote.
Fans have been fast to thank Tammy.
“Ohh I almost did,” one particular person wrote.
“That’s right,” one other particular person added.”Folks all the time making an attempt to rip-off Tammy. I’m so sick of it.”
Others wished to take motion to get the rip-off account deleted.
“That is sad that someone would do that to you, and don’t worry about the negative comments,” one person wrote. “And you can also report that account.”
“I reported them, hopefully, more people do it so they get shut down, that’s not cool,” one fan stated.
Some followers nonetheless wished to do one thing good for Gage.
“But I would still love to send baby Gage and y’all a gift from Iowa! If y’all have a mailing address for fan mail you could dm me?” one fan requested.
Tammy Slaton’s relationship with Gage
Even when Tammy hadn’t revealed that the web page was faux, true followers of Tammy ought to have recognized one thing was up when she supposedly posted a photograph of Gage. Whereas Amy’s web page is full of photographs of her son, Tammy has by no means posted a single image of her nephew, so to all of a sudden make a put up celebrating him turning 11 months could be unusual.
Tammy has additionally been open about not wanting youngsters and not wanting the life that Amy has.
“Why do y’all think that I’m jealous of Amy?” Tammy requested in a video. “Why? Why? There’s nothing to be jealous of. She’s married, she lost weight. Big flipping deal. I’m going to get my surgery and I’m going to lose weight in my time. I’m going to get married in my time and I’m going to have children…never, but it’d be in my time.”
Given all of this info, the brand new web page asking for cash for Gage ought to have been suspicious from the start.