Fraudsters are on the loose on social media and it doesn’t matter what established company name they target, as long as they make money. They are professionals and speak good English to catch their prey.
NTV’s Investigative Editor Dennis Okari has followed a trail of this scams whose official name is Dreamcast Productions who are coning Kenyans in the name of Kenyans Got Talent auditions.
Wagithomo Of Churchill show the guy behind Dreamcast Productions was organizing auditions for Kenya got talent and demanding guys wanting to participate must contribute 1000 shillings to get a VIP ticket to attend the auditions.
What the guys did not know is that to do that TV show one must have intellectual property rights from the idea originators Fremantle Media which is a global content company with a network of offices across 31 markets. Fremantle Media raised alarm to NTV about the show since they had not authorized them to use their copyrighted works, hence Denis Okari setting up a trap and nabbing up the guys with the help of police.
Churchill show through Laugh Industry spokes person Ken Waudo denounced Wagithomo claiming that currently he does not have any contractual obligation with Churchill Show parent company Laugh industry and hence he should stop using their brand.
Wagithomo and his manager were arrested by police for further questioning and hope some charges will be pressed to prevent future would be fraudsters.
Fremantle Media creates, produces and distributes some of the best-known and most-loved content in the world across traditional TV and digital platforms like Got Talent, Idols, The X Factor, The Price is Right and Family Feud.
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