Jan 03, 2018
International disc jockeys are reportedly falling victim to a major dub-plate scam5 min read
Overseas-based producers and disc jockeys are reportedly falling victim to a major dubplate scam being perpetuated by persons in Jamaica who appear to be making a career out of imitating top local artistes.
The persons reportedly pose as agents of the artistes and collect money to get dubplates done for these overseas-based producers and disc jockeys.
The problem however, is that the people who are actually recorded on the dubplates are not the artistes, but persons who are part of the scam.
The disc jock, whose given name is Clive Gonzales, said the ordeal began about two months ago. He said that he has lost approximately J$394,080 to the scammers, and now he wants others to beware those who are going around selling fake dubplates of popular artistes.
Sir Clive said he sent money to the man to secure dubplates from popular entertainers. He said that he got the songs and played them on his radio station.
Sir Clive said he had also sent funds to Jamaica to secure recordings from Chronixx, Fantan Mojah and Barrington Levy but is yet to get those dubplates.