kurt carr*Gospel artist Kurt Carr is a victim of a cyber hoax. His identity was stolen by a scam artist through use of fake social media pages, email addresses and a Google voice number in order to contact fellow musicians, preachers, fans and promoters to steal money.

The scam artist even used Carr’s identity to scam fans and church leaders with a private petition from an African charity, which doesn’t exist.

He turned this information over to police investigators. He’s been working with authorities to find out who is behind these scams.

“It is unbelievable to think that someone would attempt to use my identity to contact people in an effort to scam them. I am working with authorities to ensure that the scam artist is uncovered and faces the necessary consequences,” he said.

Any contact from Carr that’s not from his official Twitter, Facebook or Instagram accounts via @TheKurtCarr isn’t real and should be reported as fraud immediately.

For Carr’s personal friends and colleagues, he hasn’t changed his phone number or email address. Any contact outside of these usual contacts are fraudulent as well.