The woman behind the account claims to be an LA-based crypto trader. Image by AP PHOTO

‘Trader’s’ Prague connections don’t Czech out

Belad Al-Karkhey February 21, 2024

A cryptocurrency trader associated with a leading investment company has posted images of bank transfers showing her clients’ huge returns.


False. The investment firm has never heard of the ‘trader’ and the bank transfer images are fake.

A woman claiming to be a successful cryptocurrency trader has posted images of huge sums of money being deposited into her clients’ bank accounts.

But the bank transfer images are fake and the leading investment firm she claims to be associated with has never heard of her.

Ajamagrah Okas (Diana Lucas) (archived here) is just one of more than 100 alleged financial traders using deception to target Facebook users in the Pacific Islands.

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 The account uses two names: Ajamagrah Okas and Diana Lucas. 

AAP FactCheck has analysed dozens of these accounts as part of a special investigation.

Okas, who claims to be a seasoned trader from Los Angeles, specifically targets users in the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Fiji with a promise of huge returns on their investment.

But not everything is as it seems on her Facebook profile.

Her account has various images associated with a Prague-based trading company called FTMO, examples here, here and here.

In some posts, Okas directly claims she works for FTMO, such as here where she says “our website” is now in Portuguese. 

In this post she congratulates “our first FTMO Academy graduates”.

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 FTMO says the woman is not associated with the company. 

But the company told AAP FactCheck it had never heard of anyone called Ajamagrah Okas or Diana Lucas.

“Regretfully, some people try to capitalise on the FTMO brand and offer services that often lead to losses of a considerable amount of money,” a representative said. 

“That is why we advise our clients to be careful about what services they sign up for.”

The Okas account also features a number of phone screenshots of alleged bank transfer notifications from Bank South Pacific, examples here and here.

“BSP account has been credited PGK10,350 From Legit investment company,” reads one of the supposed bank notifications.

However, the bank told AAP FactCheck the notifications are fake.

Even to the untrained eye, there are clear inconsistencies in the notifications with some featuring BSP in capital letters and others in lowercase.

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 The account features several images of fake bank transfer notices. 

In one post Okas has published a photo supposedly showing a client receiving the return on her investment.

However, the image is actually from the Miss South Pacific Pageant PNG in 2014.

The Verdict

The claim a crypto trader associated with a leading investment company has posted images of bank transfers showing her clients’ huge returns is false.

The investment company has never heard of the self-described trader and the bank transfer images are fake.

False — The claim is inaccurate.

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