Popular Singapore actor Mark Lee calls out scammers for badly-edited photos
He takes to social media to urge his followers not to believe anything the scammers were saying or showing
SINGAPORE — Singaporean actor Mark Lee has called out scammers for editing his face onto images of criminals.
The 54-year-old posted a story on his Instagram page on Monday (20 February), pointing out the unrealistic edited pictures.
Lee wrote in Mandarin, "Am I a wanted criminal all over the world? Can you get an expert to edit your photos? People don't believe this, right?"
In the first picture, Lee appeared to be escorted by FBI agents, and his head shot was not proportionate to the body. In the original image, American mobster Vincent Asaro was escorted by FBI agents in 2014.
The second picture shows Lee in a courtroom, being recorded by a camera. The original image was that of Bo Xilai, a former Chinese politician convicted in 2013 of bribery and embezzlement.
The last photo shows Lee standing with police officers.
According to the photo captions, Lee was involved in "a scandal that shocked the world" since he "didn't know the camera was still recording".
It also alluded that the scandal had affected him so severely that it could lead to "the end of his career."
Lee warns of scammers misusing his image
He urged his followers not to believe anything the scammers were saying or showing.
Lee posted in Mandarin, "Please do not believe them! I only have one (Instagram) account that is verified with a blue tick.
"Don't believe in accounts that ask you to buy or invest anything. These scammers are everywhere, so please be careful. If you see them, report and block (them) immediately."
An actor-host, Lee has worked in the local entertainment scene for over two decades and has received accolades including Best Comedy Performer at the Star Awards and Best Actor at Singapore Film Fest.
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