Bonang Matheba finds it hilarious that a man was taken for a ride by a stranger pretending to be her
- The man believed he was talking to her when he was asked for R50 airtime, and Bonang thinks if he was willing to believe that, he deserved to be fooled
- Bonang's fans are in disbelief that anyone could be scammed in such a silly way
Catfishing is pretty common on the internet - people are often fooled into believing they're talking to someone when it turns out that person looks totally different and was only using them.
It's not often that people pretend to be celebrities and get away with it though. However, a man was recently tricked into buying airtime for a stranger impersonating gorgeous celeb, Bonang Matheba.
What does Bonang have to say about this?
"If you believe you’re talking to ME, then you deserve to get catfished."
You'd think that people would double-check information before sending money to a stranger, but unfortunately, this man was too eager to get a shot at impressing Bonang.
He even sent double the amount he was asked for.
According to TimesLIVE, the fake Bonang asked for R100 airtime for herself, then R50 for her sister who was 'stuck in traffic' - that's when he gave more than asked for.
Bonang doesn't feel sorry for the man - if he fell for something so laughable, he doesn't deserve her pity.
Of course social media users reacted to the incident. Briefly.co.za gathered some of the reaction. Check them out:
People seriously need Catfish Lesson 101. @bonang_m can you please fund my new project to educate South Africans about the internet please they need this
Imagine an ENTIRE lebonza asking for R100 ?
First of all people need to understand that @bonang_m is a person just like us, she has friends if she's facing such situations just like any other person she'll ask money/airtime from her friends not from fans
Imagine a whole Bonang asking a stranger for airtime
People still get scammed? What happened to a bit of research nyana?
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