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MAFS star Daniel Webb is set to face court accused of helping to scam $20million from vulnerable people with cold calls

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 26/02/2019 Alex Chapman

a man and a woman standing in front of a wedding dress: Webb (pictured with MAFS' Tamara Joy) is alleged to have cold called thousands of people © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Webb (pictured with MAFS' Tamara Joy) is alleged to have cold called thousands of people Married At First Sight intruder Daniel Webb is due to face court this week over his alleged involvement in an elaborate phone scam.

The reality TV figure is due to face Brisbane Magistrate's Court on Friday, charged with aggravated fraud.

He's alleged to have cold called 600 people and manipulating them to invest in a 'boiler room scam' with co-accused police detective Michael Featherstone.

a man sitting on a counter: Married At First Sight star Daniel Webb (pictured) will face court for fraud charges this week © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Married At First Sight star Daniel Webb (pictured) will face court for fraud charges this week

Police allege the 35-year-old Webb coerced people into becoming 'puppet directors' of 12 scam companies in early 2014.

The victims were allegedly asked to pay between $500 and $1000 for a four-day trial of software, then made to sign year-long contracts, The Gold Coast Bulletin reports.

To encourage people to invest, the alleged masterminds behind the scam would showcase fake reports of profits and sustainability. 

They would demonstrate 'betting and investment software'. 

The alleged scammers, including Featherstone and his wife Zoei Charissa Keong, netted between $15-$20million.

All accused have said they will fight the charges.  

Ms Keong, however, was found dead on Christmas Day last year under non-suspicious circumstances.

Her friends remembered her as 'sensitive' and not deserving of the ongoing court case.

a woman standing on a sidewalk: Co-accused Zoei Keong (pictured) was found dead in her home last Christmas  © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Co-accused Zoei Keong (pictured) was found dead in her home last Christmas 

She was charged alongside her husband and son in 2016 after a 20-month Crime and Corruption Commission probe.  

Defence lawyer Daniel Hannay said Featherstone 'fundamentally denies the allegations' and would fight charges of aggravated fraud and money laundering.

Webb made his way onto MAFS as an 'intruder' on Monday night's show. 

Channel Nine has not commented on whether his involvement on the show will be ongoing through the trial.

For confidential support call the Lifeline 24-hour crisis support on 13 11 14 

a person posing for the camera: Channel Nine have not commented on whether Webb (pictured) will remain involved in the show throughout the trial © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Channel Nine have not commented on whether Webb (pictured) will remain involved in the show throughout the trial
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