There’s no better endorsement for a top-notch trader than numerous photos of them posing with happy, cashed-up clients.
But there’s a problem. The inspirational quote-loving Ms Thomas might not be quite who she claims to be.
Followers of Queensland politics will likely notice she has more than a passing resemblance to Queensland Education Minister Di Farmer.
Yes, “Isabella” has raided the social media images of the MP for Bulimba.
And the cashed-up clients? Well, they are the MP’s constituents, Anzac veterans, ministerial colleagues and even local Girl Guides.
Ms Farmer was shocked to see her photos being used on another Facebook account.
“I have nothing to do with that account and I have made a complaint to Facebook asking for action to be taken to shut the account down,” Ms Farmer told AAP FactCheck in an email.
It is unclear when the account was created, but there has been a flurry of activity in recent days with plenty of invitations to “DM (direct message) me to start up your investment”.
Many of the dates of the images have now been changed to make it look as if they were posted several years earlier – often before the actual photos on Ms Farmer’s account were taken.
In this post, “Isabella” describes a trip to London to build new bridges.
Another post features “Isabella” with a supposed happy client.
“Congratulations Ma’am on your successful withdraw (sic) and thanks for sharing us your success feedbacks (sic) on our company platform page you’re welcome,” the caption reads.
The account has even used a picture of the education minister posing with a group of Girl Guides.
“I spoke to 3 clients today…each one in a different industry, serving unique markets. But they all had something in common,” the caption reads. “1. Jessie created over 800k in new sales since joining our program earlier this year. 2. Tracy did over 110k out of the gate the first time using our methodology end to end.
“3. Mindy made 400k last month using our methodology and is pacing to be over 1 million per month by end of the year”
Other supposed clients in this post are actually Denise Morcombe, co-founder of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation, and fellow state government minister and Labor MP Leanne Linard.
Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, has produced a guide on avoiding online scams.
The claim that a crypto trader has posed for photos with several of her cashed-up clients is false.
The Facebook account has taken and used images from the social media accounts of Queensland Education Minister Di Farmer.
Ms Farmer said she has nothing to do with the account and has asked for it to be shut down.
False – The claim is inaccurate.