(Southaven, MS) A woman who was swindled by a famous rapper says ‘Tim Dog’ may be up to his biggest scam yet.
The rapper reportedly died in February, but the Mid-South woman he scammed believes the con man may have faked his own death.
Timothy Blair, more commonly known as Tim Dog, owes her money.
When he was reported dead, she says, all the payments stopped.
He got famous in the 90s for his song about Compton, but Tim Dog’s lasting legacy, in Esther Pilgrim’s mind, will be something else, “He really thinks he can outsmart everybody.”
She says the rapper swindled her out $32,000, “A fictitious business deal.”
She’s not the only one who says Tim Dog is a con man.
“Twenty victims have contacted me personally from around the world,” she said.
In 2011, a Mississippi judge ordered Blair to pay her back, “One hundred dollars per month.”
Esther says she received those payments up until she got the phone call that Tim Dog was dead.
In February, media outlets, including Rolling Stone, reported the 46-year-old rapper died from complications of diabetes.
Esther says at first, she believed it like everybody else.
Then she did some digging, “There was nothing of what you would normally find. What city? Who found him? There was nothing with any type of concrete details.”
She even had a friend go down to Atlanta this week, where he allegedly died, to find his death certificate, “They weren’t able to find any record of his death.”
In fact, News Channel 3 used private investigator Andy Wilson who said he couldn’t find a death record for Timothy Blair either.
Esther says Tim Dog owes upwards of $2 million to people around the world and she believes his own death might be just be his biggest con yet, “Oh, I think there is a great chance that he’s alive.”
A private investigator has also confirmed an active address for Blair in Atlanta as of April.
Blair has allegedly been dead since February 14th.