Today, we are already very dependent on the convenience brought about by the existence of the internet services. Gone were those days when we need to go an arm and limb just so we can have access to the information we need on the specific topics we want to tackle. Now, with just one click, we are already presented with thousands of possibilities. Even the artists we just follow from news clippings and tabloids back then, we can now have access to them 24/7. We can follow them in their various social media platforms if they have one, or we can subscribe to their official websites so that we can be updated on the latest happening about them.
The problem now is that it is not at all times that we are following the right website. There are still those people who are continuously looking to do injustice to others. They cloak their intentions and sometimes hide behind the personalities we follow. As a consequence, we fall as victims to their wrongdoings and to their spread of malicious information.
How many times have we heard in the news how a page pretending to be this personality or a staff of a personality managed to extort money from fans? Such is among the scenarios which we should be vigilant of. Before believing, and before even clicking the follow button, make sure that you are following the right page or website especially those with resistors for sale.
There are many ways to ensure this. Watch out for announcements coming from the artists themselves. Usually, during their shows or even interviews, they usually announce the availability of their websites and social media channels. They usually tell you in what platforms you can see them and if they have any official fan sites available. They do this to promote which is also very important since they can also give valuable information to their fans out there. Just in case this information is not announced, better watch out for the red signs.
Be aware when the website of the artist you are following suddenly starts asking money from fans. There are times when they do this discreetly like supposedly establishing a charity or a foundation which is bogus or fake. Always double check and triple check before you even decide to comply to the particular request. Check if that particular foundation really does exist. If it does, then check next if the affiliation of the artist you are following is valid. You can check all the information until you can already be confident that what the artist has posted on its page is really true. This is most especially if they start asking your personal information and even your credit card numbers. Even if you want to be of assistance to your idols, you can do it wisely.
There is nothing wrong in supporting the artist you want. This is as normal as having a crush. What is not normal, however, is that being a victim of fraud in the process. Make sure that this does not happen to you. Always know what to look for and what red signs you should watch out for.