The General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, has raised the alarm over the activities of fraudsters who now swindle people using his name and the church.
Prophet TB Joshua who raised the alarm at the weekend through the church’s official Facebook page, said he had never had a personal account on the social internet site, but was shocked to discover that several people had opened accounts in his name while others have done it through the church and some of its ministries through which they swindle unsuspecting members of the public.
In some cases, some of the fraudsters have thousands of followers and loyalists on such fake Facebook pages.
“Although the fraudulent Facebook pages are too numerous to mention, our attention has been especially drawn to the following account: ‘TB Joshua Ministry Can Change The World.’
“We were shocked to see the account has well over 40,000 followers and the writer of the site is even receiving prayer requests from people in the name of TB. Joshua. What appalling deceit! It is time to put an end to this,” Prophet Joshua lamented.
According to a warning the Prophet posted on his wall, TB Joshua Ministries, and titled: ‘Beware Of Fraudsters On Facebook,’ he called the attention of the public to the alleged nefarious activities of the fraudsters calling it an urgent message to all true friends and partners of the SCOAN and Emmanuel TV.
According to him, “we are saddened to discover that people are still being deceived by individuals on Facebook claiming to be representing Prophet TB. Joshua, the SCOAN or Emmanuel TV.
“As we have stated several times before, TB Joshua, the SCOAN and Emmanuel TV has only one official Facebook page, which is: TB Joshua Ministries…any account claiming to represent TB Joshua, the SCOAN of Emmanuel TV is fraudulent.
“There is no official account on Facebook for TB Joshua, the Wise Men or any individual connected with the ministry,” the prophet said, adding that a quick search on Facebook “shows well over 100 people have created pages claiming to be TB, Joshua and countless more are deceptively using the names of SCOAN and Emmanuel TV.
He said many of them are on the social site to extort money under false pretence.
He urged members of the public to disregard the fraudsters, stop linking them on Facebook and even report them to Facebook so that they could be blocked.
“Once again, beware of any imposters claiming to be Prophet TB, Joshua or claiming to represent The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, demanding for money in the name of either of the above in the promise of providing anointing water or other materials from the ministry,” he said, maintaining that the Anointing Water was not for sale and was not being posted out from the church located at the Ikotun-Egbe area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria, as claimed by the fraudsters.