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[VIDEO] Tyler Perry Addresses Facebook Scam: “I Am Not Giving Away Any Money”

Tyler Perry may have given fellow friend and actress Tiffany Haddish a car, but that doesn’t mean he’s playing Santa Claus for everyone else.

This story is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet, especially on social media.  There is a scam going around Facebook claiming that Tyler Perry is giving away $1 million, homes, cars and other variations. Sounds too good to be true? It is!

The renowned director and playwright dispelled the rumors on his Instagram this week.

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“I am not giving away anything on Facebook,” Perry confirms in the video posted on his Instagram account. “I am not giving away any money. My team has to shut down these things every day. There’s a new one popping up. Do not give your information to any of these people. Do not give them anything. I don’t know who they are, but every day we have to get 10, 20, 30 of those things shut down on Facebook. I am not giving away anything. This is Tyler Perry. I’m not giving away anything. Please do me a favor: post this everywhere so people will know that it’s not true.”