Ayanda Borotho has sounded off the alarm about individuals who pose as the actress on TikTok. to lure fans into parting with their hard-earned money.
Ayanda Borotho is on TikTok, warns fans to not fall for scam
The 40-year-old took to Instagram to warn fans in a since-deleted post that not only was she not on TikTok, but that she was not a Forex trader. It seems, Borotho’s likeness has been used by online scammers to lure her followers into money-grabbing schemes, one of which promises clients of miraculous R80 000 weekly returns on investment.
“Warning! Please be aware that I do not have a TikTok account. I also don’t have access to a platform where people can make 80k a week etc. I’m not part of any investment scheme, forex trading platform or pyramid scheme. I don’t recruit people to make money. I will never dm/inbox you about such nor ask you to invest money in any of these,” she wrote in the since-deleted post.
Without the actual identities of the persons perpetrating the scam, there is not much Borotho can do to put an end to it, unfortunately. However, the actress encouraged her fans to not send money to unverified clone accounts for any reason whatsoever.
The only thing within her power is reporting the accounts, which she did.
“Please be aware of the accounts on TikTok created under false pretences using my name. We have reported them but they continue to set up different ones. If you come across these accounts please report them. Thank you to those of you who knew this is misaligned with who I am and alerted us to it,” she added.