Actress Sindi Dlathu (PHOTO:GALLO IMAGES)
Award-winning actress Sindi Dlathu, best known as her
Muvhango character Thandaza Buthelezi, has cautioned the public that there are
people using her name to create fake social-media accounts.
“Hi everyone. I've been informed of a fake Twitter account
misleading people into believing they are communicating with me. Please note
that I only have one Twitter account and @S__Dlathu (note the double
underscore) is an imposter. @TwitterSupport [sic].”
Even though Sindi is not the first celebrity to fall victim
to cyber-identity theft, it’s not the first time her name was used for the malicious
benefits of perpetrators.
Just late last year, a certain beauty brand falsely claim
that Sindi was endorsing it. The media-shy actress set the record straight
about the matter as soon as it was brought to her attention.
"I have not been involved in the development of the
skincare ranges, nor have I endorsed any of the products sold by Nulante
Anti-Aging," she said matter-of-factly.
However, she could not find out who was behind the campaign
but took the time to warn her fans to be cautious of falling for bogus people who
use her name to promote products.