Sivuyile Sophi is in pains after he got scammed by an imposter faking to be Shauwn Mkhize om Facebook.
The victim said he was scammed of R1 000 by an imposter, but he thought he was really talking to the real MaMkhize.
Sophi wanted to learn how to make money through trading and was hopeful that “Shauwn” would be the one to teach him. As a down and out family man, he needed to make enough money so his kids could go to school with their supplies.
“This person promised to make me R15 000 in three hours if I paid them R5 000. I didn’t have R5 000 but unfortunately, I invested my last R1 000,“ Sophi said.
“I saved R1 000 and I was planning to buy stationery and school uniforms in January. I kept searching for other ways to make money.”
The moment he realised that this was a scam was when he was asked to send his bank pin. “…by that time, I had deposited R1 000 and she promised me R5 200 within three hours.”
He got blocked instantly after demanding for his money as it was already too late for him.
The businesswoman’s personal assistant distanced Shauwn from this crime and said she does not have a Facebook account.
The only thing she has is a verified Instagram account which she is active on.
This is not the first time her name got dragged into such damning claims and her assistant said “she’s done everything to warn people about these fake accounts. She’s explained she doesn’t do trading. It’s sad to see people scammed in her name.”