Connie Ferguson: Forex Trader Impersonating Her Allegedly Scams Lady R800K, Joburg High Court Issues Interdict

Connie Ferguson: Forex Trader Impersonating Her Allegedly Scams Lady R800K, Joburg High Court Issues Interdict

  • Connie Ferguson's name was used by Forex traders who scammed a woman named Matokgo Elizabeth Makutoane
  • Matokgo met the swindlers on Facebook and invested R100 000 but kept on paying fees that amounted to over R800 000
  • The Generations The Legacy star responded to the claims by demanding that the fraudsters stop using her name to rob people

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Connie Ferguson's name was allegedly used to defraud people out of their money.

Connie Feguson's impersonator scammed a woman over R800 000.
Connie Ferguson responded to impersonators who scammed a woman out of over R800 000. Image: @connie_ferguson
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According to Sunday World, Forex traders used the Generations: The Legacy star's name to defraud a woman named Matokgo Elizabeth Makutoane of R800 000.

The news publication further reported that Makutoane opened a fraud case in the Johannesburg High Court. The court imposed an urgent interdict to prevent Elizabeth's defrauders from withdrawing the funds.

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Matokgo Elizabeth Makutoane reveals how Connie Ferguson impersonators scammed her

Matokgo recalled seeing an investment opportunity on Facebook in March. Elizabeth said she messaged the Facebook account because she trusted it as it had Connie's picture as their profile picture.

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She continued, saying that the individual impersonating Connie claimed to be an America Options Trade (AOT) agent. Matokgo's conversation with the agent moved to WhatsApp after she was introduced by AOT's representative Michael Larry and they agreed she would invest R100K and get R10 million back.

The victim was promised a large sum of money after 14 days after investing on 4 March. However, Matokgo was later informed she had to pay $47 000 (R860K) for a card that would allow her to withdraw the funds.

Elizabeth desperately applied for bank loans to meet the fraudsters' monetary demands.

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"She applied for loans between April 4 and 24 and made further payments to the tune of R460 000 into the account of the swindlers."

Connie Ferguson responds to scammers using her name

Speaking to Sunday World after the news was made public, Connie said she had no idea about the investment.

According to News24, this is not the first time the former The Queen actress' name was used to defraud people, including her friends. While she is tired of people exploiting her name to earn quick money, she will not press charges.

“They must just remove my name there quickly and I hope that this poor woman can get her money back."

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Many people took to Twitter and blasted the victim for not being suspicious. Other netizens felt sorry for Connie, who was involved in serious crimes she knew nothing about.

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@Mbatha_Dumi said:

"The person that did this to her must be arrested with immediate effect."

@NtombokhanyoNq1 shared:

"What did she want from Forex, because she has money?"

@MurielMakulana posted:

"The reserve bank warned us about Forex."

@DumisaniXhakaza replied:

"Only dishonest and greedy people are scammed."

@ItisSamhere commented:

"I hope that Forex con artist was not Thabo Bester and Dr Nandipha."

@Gabadiya21 also said:

"There are people who target widows, oh, Nkosi yam."

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City Press reported that Ayanda Thabethe's baby daddy Peter Matsimbe failed to return and account for 10 luxury vehicles belonging to the Standard Bank.

Court documents by the publication indicated that Matsimbe allegedly used fake documents to buy the vehicles.

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