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Tyler Perry a victim of credit card fraud

Tyler Perry is telling fans in a message posted on his Web site that he’s been ripped off by a credit card thief.

“Some idiot stole my credit card number,” he says in the message. “Can you believe that? Take a look at all the stuff they charged. If you know any of these people, call the police.”

Perry then lists a detailed accounting of the thief’s escapades, which total more than $28,000. Whoever boosted the number bought airline tickets – lots of airline tickets – along with goods at Best Buy, Lowe’s, movie tickets, clothing from online retailers and more. The most recent activity was on May 4, when the thief made an online purchase of $200. The purchases appear to have taken place in various locations, including a $105 expenditure on May 1 at a Decatur movie theater.

Perry, who has been on tour with his stage presentation of “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” doesn’t speculate on how his credit card number was stolen in the message.

61 comments Add your comment

Marcus Graham

May 14th, 2010
3:45 pm

So….happens everyday to people.

Turker Slayer

May 14th, 2010
3:46 pm

Hmmmm, I has happened to me too. Sorry Tyler.

Yup, I said it

May 14th, 2010
3:56 pm

This would’ve NEVER happened to Madea…LOL!

Cedrick

May 14th, 2010
3:57 pm

Whats wrong with people these days?? Why not use the same energy in stealing Mr. Perry’s credit card toward something more useful. Man what idiots!!

Ayanna

May 14th, 2010
4:01 pm

I really hate that happen to Tyler. NO ONE NEVER WANTS THAT TO HAPPEN TO THEM…UHG!!!

Yup, I said it

May 14th, 2010
4:04 pm

“Call da Po-Po, hoe”….

WTF?

May 14th, 2010
4:08 pm

Don’t the card companies have fraud alerts? It seems to me they should have called Tyler when the card was being used excessively.

Jed

May 14th, 2010
4:14 pm

@Marcus Graham

Well, you clicked on the link to read this story. So if it happens to everybody, and isn’t a big deal, then why not just skip this story?

Reginald b denning

May 14th, 2010
4:14 pm

Who cares, he don’t got to pay fo any of it anyway. hes as rich as white people.

Voice of Reason

May 14th, 2010
4:18 pm

@ WTF?

This man is worth millions of dollars, and he’s VERY generous….why would $28k tip off the credit card company??

Kapoonka

May 14th, 2010
4:20 pm

@WTF? 28K is probably not enough to cause a fraud alert. He probably uses that much in a week…..it’s an inside job by either an employee or some ding-dong at the airline…hope they catch them.

BEVERLY

May 14th, 2010
4:50 pm

THIS HAPPEN TO ME, I STILL HAD MY CARD. I BELIEVE MY NUMBER WAS STOLEN ON A RECENT VACATION TRIP TO A WATER PARK. THEY STARTED MAKING PURCHASES. I WASN’T AWARE UNTIL CHASE BANK GOT IN TOUCH WITH ME. MY ACCOUNT LOOKED FINE TO ME. CHASE NOTICED WHAT WAS GOING ON AND DENIED ALL THE PURCHASES. I GOT A NEW CARD AND ALL IS WELL THANKS CHASE BANK.

Huh?

May 14th, 2010
4:52 pm

Marcus Graham

May 14th, 2010
4:56 pm

@Jed GO BACK AND READ MY COMMENTS. I never wrote that it happens to everybody nor did I say it was a big deal. READ THE COMMENTS!

worst addition to atl..

May 14th, 2010
4:58 pm

i would say he deserved it. from what im told he treats people that work for him on his hideous mansion, etc like dirt.. Throwing employees laptops across the room. C’mon give me a break. and then all you hear is how caring and grateful he is. also hear he had lunch served to him at his desk and the person put a side dish on the wrong side of the place mat and he yelled and fired him right there on the spot. Give people a chance. Your a loser, and most of the class in atlanta would agree with me.

Steve

May 14th, 2010
5:00 pm

“Some idiot stole my credit card number. Can you believe that?” What a mind-numbingly self-righteous tw@t. Yes Tyler, we *can* believe it. No, they are only an idiot if they get caught.

Steve

May 14th, 2010
5:04 pm

worst addition to atl.. – I can believe that too. And he wonders why he is ‘wronged’ so often. It’s called KARMA, scumbag!

Thoughts

May 14th, 2010
5:12 pm

Airline tickets? They’ll be caught pretty quickly.

ClemsonDude

May 14th, 2010
5:14 pm

Hope the Po Po can find these people if not Madea will!

Katrina

May 14th, 2010
5:14 pm

No matter who he is…No one should have to go through anything like this. And I’m sure the whole story is not being told, just stuff they want to tell us.

shawn

May 14th, 2010
5:14 pm

Sorry that this had happened to you Tyler, but all we can do is pray for those who do wrong to others.

Get em Madea

May 14th, 2010
5:20 pm

Hey $28,000 is a big deal, even for Tyler Perry. It’s good to know he’s at least has updated accounting info to know about the recent purchases. That’s how a lot of celebrities lost that money, by getting so rich they didn’t have good people watching the money ALL the time, not just at tax time.

tim

May 14th, 2010
5:49 pm

Maybe Ms Brett should do an article about T Perry trying to rip off many contractors who worked on his house. He’s NOT very generous….he’s a complaining loser!

jd2010

May 14th, 2010
5:49 pm

@worst addition to Atl

Just like you said “as you heard.” So you’re condemning him for something you heard through the grapevine. Don’t you think he would have been put on blast in the media if what you said were true? That says a lot about you. BTW, he has given plenty of people a chance. He’s given college students majoring in Mass Media at my alma mater a chance to break into the industry. He’s given the community in which his studio sits a chance by bringing business to the neighborhood. He’s given Black actors a chance when Hollywood would outright ignore them. Take care.

Leo

May 14th, 2010
5:52 pm

Just happened to me this week at an upscale kids boutique in Boston. I’ve never been up north in my life!!! The bank said it was manually entered in too. My charge was only for $178.88 though. Sucks that it happens to anybody.

Kat

May 14th, 2010
5:54 pm

They charged all that – how long did it take them to do that? Why did he not know sooner? If someone steals my stuff I pick up on it pretty quick. If they did all that in a 24 hour period I would be surprised. Mr Perry – watch your stuff a little closer. My advice – keep your friends close and your enemies closer. You’ll find ‘em… you got Madea in ya’ ;0

S

May 14th, 2010
6:23 pm

Hell of a credit limit…

Yo

May 14th, 2010
6:40 pm

Welcome to Atlanta

WTF?

May 14th, 2010
6:54 pm

@ Voice of Reason

Yea, but people who donate usually write checks. And also for small ticket items. Why would you charge all these things and pay interest when you don’t have to? People who KEEP money usually have good spending habits. Too many purchases in a short amount of time should at least cause the bank to call. I bet they did and couldn’t get him.

Be Real

May 14th, 2010
7:12 pm

It was probably one of those young Atlanta male escorts Ms. Perry loves.

Fred Garvin

May 14th, 2010
7:40 pm

My wife’s cards were stolen when she was teaching for APS. These creeps don’t care about who they harm—- they just want to have a ‘charge free vacation’ and not work an hour in their sorry $$s lives.

Fred Garvin

May 14th, 2010
7:51 pm

One thing I forgot to add— they took the cards straight to gas stations, bought all the folks they knew gas, then headed to Greenbrier mall for a real shopping spree (Sports Authority, etc.) DeKalb seems to have its share of this stuff

Stephy

May 14th, 2010
8:03 pm

Hey Tyler, my card was stolen, too. But here’s the thing, the perp brought it back to me, because I had maxed out my limit and in return he gave me his card. I thought that was nice!!! lol

notaracist

May 14th, 2010
8:52 pm

People, it does not matter if you have $1.00 in the bank or $100 million in the bank. If you earned it, honestly, it’s yours,No one has the right to take what is yours. And again no matter how much you have or how much was stolen, you still feel violated. Yes,it has happened to me.

Old devil

May 14th, 2010
9:26 pm

$28k is a NORMAL spending day for this guy. No wonder it didn’t trigger any fraud alerts. He probably spends that much before lunch on most days. As for the racist joke, it’s easy to get a pass when white people are the brunt of the joke. If it was the other way around, Jesse and Sharpton would already be having press conferences condemning what was said…And that’s what is truly sad…

Atl Resident

May 14th, 2010
11:30 pm

Like……….he is really going to miss 28k…………whoever did this should just ask him to pay for plane tickets, food, and whatever else they need cause its not Tyler is going to go broke anytime soon.

rob

May 14th, 2010
11:55 pm

One of his gay boyfriends got mad and used it because he found out about another gay boyfriend of poor Tyler Perry.

Uncle Tom

May 15th, 2010
1:12 am

Oh well. That happened to me in January. Probably somebody that spends too much time hacking into computers.

NoLion

May 15th, 2010
7:36 am

Someone stole my wife’s credit card, and I thanked him……

Really Man

May 15th, 2010
7:38 am

Cant’t the airline company just void out the ticket or arrest the person who use’s it?

Andrew

May 15th, 2010
10:04 am

Bad things, Have a time to come around an happen to BAD people! An anyone thats ever tried to meet Tyler knows exactly what im talking about!! Karma ia a “B”

HAVE SOME COMPASSION

May 15th, 2010
10:15 am

TYLER HAS THE RIGHT TO HAVE MONEY AND NOT BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF REGUARDLESS OF HOW MUCH MONEY HE HAS , PEOPLE STOP TAKING OTHERS PEOPLE ‘S KINDNESS FOR WEAKNESS. CAUSE WHEN YOU REALLY WANT AND NEED SOMEONE TO BE GENEROUS TO YOU THEY WON’T THEN THEY’LL BE CONSIDER A##HOLES FOR THAT REASON GOD BLESS YOU TYLER.

ROTTEN EGGS

May 15th, 2010
10:21 am

SOME OF YOU PEOPLE ARE JUST UPSET CAUSE HE MAKES MORE MONEY THAN YOU

aw

May 15th, 2010
10:26 am

He’s had financial issues in the past. The charges are either his own or a friends.

mrs katt

May 15th, 2010
11:21 am

NO MATTER HOW RICH HE IS, HE’S STILL A PERSON WHO WORKS HARD FOR HIS MONEY!it’s not far when you work hard for the things in life you want, then some low- life scum comes a lone and steal it.” when caught his hands should be taken away from him.” they start taking the part of the body that did the wrong, people will think twice……oh this person will be caught…..and it’ll be some one who he knows.

Shickey Smith

May 16th, 2010
4:29 pm

To all you idiots who are not sensitive learn how to spell or proofread FOOLS! Sorry Tyler put a cap in those fools like Madea!

Latashia

May 16th, 2010
6:54 pm

I hope you find and make they get the max charges that the law can enforce.

Bee-Bee

May 17th, 2010
11:33 am

it happen to me to but i was at the atm and walk away from the machine i was talking to my girlfriend and forgot that i left my card in the machine when i went back to go get my card it was gone and they took all my money out of the atm because i never push to get my card back so they got me to good. but thats ok GOD WILL GET THEM BACK so sorry Mr Tyler Perry i hope that they get who ever is doing this to u every soon

Valerie Billings

May 17th, 2010
1:48 pm

It doesnt matter whether he has money or if he’s of another complexion, its wrong to steal!
I hope the thief is caught.

Jackie

May 17th, 2010
5:00 pm

Nobody that works hard to get what they have should have it taken away, we should all care about the well being of one another for if we all did the world would be a better place. Sorry about that Tyler.