The family or friends who do not understand about religion and zakat sometimes will prevent a person from paying zakat. The influence of family and friends will somehow overtake a person from paying zakat.
What worse, if his faith is weak, the people around him persuade with sweet words so he does not even think to pay zakat. I hope we always shunned by this.
From Abu Huraira (meaning):
Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “Whoever is made wealthy by Allah and does not pay the Zakat of his wealth, then on the Day of Resurrection his wealth will be made like a bald-headed poisonous male snake with two black spots over the eyes. The snake will encircle his neck and bite his cheeks and say, ‘I am your wealth, I am your treasure.’ ” Then the Prophet (ﷺ) recited the holy verses:– ‘And let not those who [greedily] withhold what Allah has given them of His bounty ever think that it is better for them. Rather, it is worse for them. Their necks will be encircled by what they withheld on the Day of Resurrection. And to Allah belongs the heritage of the heavens and the earth. And Allah, with what you do, is [fully] acquainted (Surah Al-‘Imran : verse180).“[Narrated by al-Bukhari no. 1403]