In this day in age, dating has become a challenge for certain people due to the bad intentions some of these people have. Regular people with normal lives and jobs fall for these scams on a daily basis, with scammers stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from who they are talking to while getting away with it.
While regular people can be targets to scammers, celebrities intrigue scammers more since naturally, they know that famous actresses have more money than an average person. We never think that celebrities can fall for romance scams, but yet there are actresses and singers out there that fall for these scams. A celebrity that fell for a romance scam is Jenifer Lewis, who is a well known singer and actress with many fans who love her dearly.
Who is Jenifer Lewis?
Jenifer is a very talented woman who is known for being a singer, actress, and even an activist. She has an iconic career and has been in more than 300 films and television shows. She has worked with some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, CA.
She’s featured in movies we all know and love like “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, “The Preacher’s Wife” and “Think Like a Man” and you can’t forget about her appearances in sitcoms like “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Girlfriends.” She now stars in the new hit show “Black-Ish”.
How Did Jenifer Lewis Fall For a Romance Scam?
She was working out at LA Fitness in Los Angeles, CA where she met one of the managers, 57 year old Antonio Wilson. They started dating and forming a romantic relationship with one another. When getting to know him, he was telling her how successful he was as an Oscar-Winner, Navy Seal, Oxford University Graduate, and Professor at UCLA.
Jenifer comes off very wise and knowledgeable, all of this really shows in her interviews & instagram posts yet somehow she fell for this man’s alleged scheme. He also convinced her to invest in his sound design company and software businesses, and since he came off as a successful man she saw no harm in it. She invested 50,000 dollars into his business before realizing that he actually wasn’t as successful as he said he was.
He had been taking hers and three other girls’ “investment money” to pay for his rent, credit card debt and luxury items for himself. He made a total of $400,000 from all 4 ladies combined. He pleaded guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud for stealing money from all 4 girls. He now faces 20 years in federal prison. Lewis also sued the gym and settled for $13,000.
How Does Jenifer Lewis Inspire Her Fans Who Were Also Victims of Romance Scams?
Jenifer Lewis made an Instagram video after he was charged, inspiring other women to come public if they have ever been victimized due to a romance scam.
She said that the reason she went public was because she wanted other ladies to know that if it could happen to her, that it could also happen to them. She wants her followers to know that, “We are all in this together, and sometimes justice does prevail.”
How Can Social Catfish Help You if You’ve Been a Victim of a Romance Scam?
Social Catfish wants to help all of our readers avoid these types of scams. That’s why we now have an email that you can contact if you would like to share your story with our readers and YouTube channel. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have a reverse search function that you can use to see if who you are talking to is who they say they are. You can search up their name, email address, phone number, social media username, or image to see if they are a real person or a catfish. You can also use this feature to reconnect with lost connections.