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Lil Boosie

Massive Alleged Concert Scam

Sweeping Country

3/18/2014 4:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0318_lil_boosie_tmzLil Boosie is putting concert venues everywhere on notice -- telling TMZ, a massive Boosie concert scam is currently preying on unsuspecting booking agents across the country ... and several people have already fallen victim.

We spoke to several of the alleged victims -- two in Dallas and one in Detroit -- and each of them claim the scam cost them $25,000.

Here's how it happened -- one of the alleged victims LaToya Thompson tells us, she came across a Boosie booking flier on Instagram recently and called the phone number. She says she was eventually put in touch with a man claiming to be Boosie's brother TQ.

LaToya tells us, "TQ" instructed her to wire him $25,000 to book Boosie for a concert in April -- and as soon as the money went through last week, "TQ" went AWOL.

The two other alleged victims tell the same story -- one says he had booked Boosie for an appearance last week, and the rapper never showed. He says "TQ" also never responded to his phone calls.

LaToya sent us the contract -- which lists a Giovany Productions as the company behind the bookings. We tried to get in touch with someone at Giovany but the phone numbers didn't work.

But Boosie says it doesn't matter -- he never gave permission to any company to book him. All bookings must go through his brother TQ -- the real TQ -- and TQ tells us, he was NOT involved in the bookings in question. TQ also says he plans to file a police report.

For her part, LaToya has already filed a police report ... but she's probably SOL.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

lol nobody wants to see this nobody criminal 90's "rapper" in concert anyway, no need to alert people

219 days ago
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2rightTy    

I hope they get to the bottom of this, I can't wait to blow up like Boosie one day

219 days ago
3.

twhiting9275    

LIL WHO?

219 days ago
4.

Kelly    

Oh, I get it. He put "Lil" in front of his name because he's someone's little boo I guess. So clever. He should start rehearsals for his next job by repeating, "Would like a lil fries with that?"

219 days ago
5.

christy    

A phone number off instagram? Well....

219 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Instagram?

219 days ago
7.

namers    

What's a boosie?

219 days ago
8.

jbiz    

lol you know what we are all thinking right now ? Stupid (fill in the blank)

219 days ago
9.

Hera    

I never even heard of this guy until last week

219 days ago
10.

static    

The real news here is that anyone is interested in booking him in the first place.

219 days ago
11.

LAlexi    

Lil Doozie, is more like it. Wondering if tbe scam is this loser's publicity stunt. It's just too hard to believe anyone thought this troll would seek tickets. He wishes!!

219 days ago
12.

OhWell    

jIH ta' ghobe' rur SoH

Qo'noS.

219 days ago
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Joe the plumber    

Yeah right! Nice try hoodlum... try to build up your image. Who the hell would pay a dime to go see this idiot?

219 days ago
14.

Unbroken Chain    

Things like this only happen in rap. They're all criminals. Let them rip each other off and kill each other. Nothing against them personally, but the world would be a much better place without rap music and the element it attracts. For those old enough to remember the world before rap, you know what I'm talking about

219 days ago
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roxycapls    

Yall need to quit talking crap! Yall act like so stupid talking down on him. Ya he was in prison WHO CARES you idiot's he human not perfect! But im sure you racist people cant get past his color! He is a talented artist this world wasnt made just for opera or country music so STFU

219 days ago
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