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Information Retailers Publish About A “Jang Wonyoung Rip-off” — However It Makes Followers Livid As a result of It Was Not True

It was not meant to be taken critically.

Lately, information shops reported a rip-off involving the impersonation of IVE‘s Jang Wonyoung, however this raised issues amongst followers due to the misinformation.

Jang Wonyoung | @for_everyoung10/Instagram

The information claimed that, in line with on-line communities, individuals have been receiving messages from individuals pretending to be Jang Wonyoung and demanding Google Play reward playing cards.

The information additionally posted a netizen’s screenshot of the rip-off message. The scammer claiming to be Jang Wonyoung stated their telephone was damaged and claimed they have been sending a textual content by a textual content messaging service named Munjara Nara. Additionally they said they have been in a rush earlier than asking for Google Play reward playing cards.

A scammer pretending to be Jang Wonyoung despatched the identical message twice. | Sports activities Kyunghyang

Nuna, I’m IVE’s Jang Wonyoung. 
My telephone display is shattered, so I’m sending this textual content from Munja Nara. I’m in a rush proper now, so can you purchase and ship me ten ₩10.0 million KRW (about $7,520 USD) Google reward playing cards from a comfort retailer?

Nonetheless, Jang Wonyoung followers have been baffled once they noticed this information, not due to the rip-off however as a result of it was not true.


A Twitter consumer posted an image of a information article in regards to the alleged scammer impersonating Jang Wonyoung and left a message, saying that their pal despatched the message and that it wasn’t true.

Wait, I’m shocked. F*ck, that is my pal. What number of occasions do I’ve to say this. is. not. voice. phishing.

— @kim_tofu_

This tweet was posted on FM Korea, a Korean on-line neighborhood, and different followers confirmed that the textual content message was only a joke between two mates who’re followers of Jang Wonyoung.

Netizens revealed within the feedback that the fan whose pal despatched the textual content posted it as a meme to their fan account as a result of it was regular for followers to publish memes. Nonetheless, some followers misunderstood the scenario and the context and posted it to a web-based neighborhood, which then unfold although it wasn’t an actual phishing rip-off.

A fan’s artwork of Jang Wonyoung | @Reflux000/Twitter

Actually, even the textual content message begins with “Nuna,” which is what youthful brothers name older sisters or girls. It could not have made sense for Jang Wonyoung to name anyone “nuna” when she is a lady.

| FM Korea
  • “They have been joking on their very own, so how did this unfold? Ah, they posted it in a web-based neighborhood… Did they not say it was a joke? Then the trash reporters would undoubtedly consider it.”
  • “Followers have been posting memes on Jang Wonyoung’s fan account like they often do, however some fool Jang Wonyoung followers thought it was voice phishing and such and uploaded it to on-line communities. That’s how this occurred.”
  • “LOL it was a meme… It’s arduous to observe alongside…”
  • “I should be outdated. I don’t get what the meme is even attempting to say. What about it’s humorous?”
  • “Who jokes like that? Ultimately, they uploaded the image and gave materials to trash journalists.”
  • “Nuna LOL”

Many netizens additionally criticized journalists for not doing their correct analysis earlier than posting articles. They used the derogatory phrase “기레기 (giraegi),” which is a mixture of the phrases “trash” and “journalist,” used to explain an unqualified journalist.

FM Korea
  • “Let me simply say one factor: Giraegi.”
  • “Reporters these days don’t do any analysis and simply copy stuff from on-line communities lol. They should examine to see if it’s a joke first lol. There’s a purpose they’re referred to as giraegi.
  • “The giraegi is the issue…”
  • “I assume giraegis simply copy posts from on-line communities and receives a commission. So jealousㅠㅠ”
  • “The explanation there’s no distinction between YouTubers and reporters.”
  • “Do reporters must get a certificates or one thing?”
  • “I’m going to recollect the reporter’s identify and ignore their experiences sooner or later lol”


Supply: Sports activities Kyunghyang and FM Korea

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