In a move aimed at controlling the illicit activities of scammers, Jag One Productions (JOP), the management team of recording artiste Aidonia, is taking a proactive approach to the problem.
A release sent to Media stated that his camp has begun the process of contacting all the various social-media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to report and rid the Internet of all fake accounts operating under the guise of his moniker.
Lav Lawrence, brother and manager of Aidonia, said, "It is very unfortunate and disheartening to know people work so hard for their money, especially in this tough economic climate, only to have these cold-hearted hoodlums and technological parasites deny them the privilege of enjoying said, while giving entertainers a bad name and hurting the image of the Jamaican music industry."
In recent times, Aidonia's camp has reportedly received numerous complaints from individuals who have been deceived by perpetrators when trying to conduct business and hence the push to purge the space.
"For those who have been scammed, I empathise with their situation and hence the reason we are making this concerted effort to rid the Internet of these rogue accounts," Lawrence is quoted as saying. "However, in the same breath, people need to be extremely careful and should do the necessary checks and balances before giving their monies to others so easily."
He said that, if someone wants to book Aidonia for a show or other professional engagements, they should seek the proper channels to avoid the risk of being victimised.
"Jag One Productions (J.O.P) can be reached at 1(876) 412.1997 or email@example.com and, for media-related, matters it's Prism Marketing Consultants at 1(876)331.9362 or firstname.lastname@example.org," he said.
The official social-media accounts for Aidonia are: Instagram: (1voiceaidoniajop), Twitter: (aidoniajop), and Facebook: (Sheldon Ricardo Aitana Lawrence) or (1voiceaidonia).
Following the hectic Yuletide season, the deejay is now back in studio adding the final elements to his first official project for 2015, dubbed the Open Sky rhythm. The compilation will also be accompanied by a mini-movie with all the featured acts.