A South African woman was scammed over R800 000 by a forex trader who was pretending to be veteran actress Connie Ferguson.
The victim named Matokgo Elizabeth Makutoane made contact with the scammers on Facebook where they used Connie Ferguson’s pictures.
The conversation moved to WhatsApp where the scammers convinced the woman to invest with money she took from the bank as loans.
Upon hearing the incident, actress Connie Ferguson cautioned South Africans against investing in the fraudulent characters who were using her pictures.
Matokgo Elizabeth Makutoane invested close to a million as she was told that she would make atleast R1 million from each R100 000 she would have invested.