Durban woman who faked kidnapping arrestedDurban Woman's failed kidnapping-Image Source(Twitter)

Ransom Faux Pas: Durban Woman’s Hilariously Failed Kidnapping Plot Goes Viral on Social Media

A video of a woman with her hands in cable ties, pleading for ransom, has gone viral on social media, shedding light on a fake kidnapping scheme by 47-year-old Firoza Bee Bee Joseph from Phoenix, north of Durban, who has since been arrested.

Durban Woman Arrested for Allegedly Faking Her Own Kidnapping and Demanding Ransom from Husband

According to police reports, the woman had initially claimed that she was kidnapped from Clay Field Drive in Phoenix after leaving her business premises to use a restroom at her nearby home. Her husband received the ransom demand and reported the incident to the police. However, during the investigation, footage surfaced showing the woman gambling at a casino in Pietermaritzburg during the time she claimed to be kidnapped.

Durban Woman with fake kidnapping arrested
Durban Woman’s failed kidnap-Image Source(Instagram)

Subsequent findings led the police to discover the woman at a bed and breakfast in Pietermaritzburg, lying on a bed with her jewellery, which she had claimed was stolen, inside her handbag. It was alleged that this was not the first time the woman had orchestrated such a fake kidnapping scheme, as her husband claimed to have paid R30,000 in May 2021 for a similar incident, with no knowledge of where the money went.

The woman has since been arrested for her alleged involvement in faking her own kidnapping and demanding ransom from her husband.

Social Media Reacts Hilariously to Durban Woman’s Viral-Staged Kidnapping Video

Social media users couldn’t help but burst into laughter as they watched the viral staged ransom demand video of the Durban woman. The video, which exposed her scheme to fake her own kidnapping and demand ransom from her husband, triggered a flood of witty comments and memes online. Social media users jokingly praised her “hustling” spirit while marvelling at how she “fumbled the bag” with her failed attempt. The video quickly became a viral sensation, leaving social media in stitches with endless shares, likes, and comments on the humorous reactions to this bizarre turn of events.

Check out some of the reactions;


Damnit how did she fumble the bag? What went wrong?


Women in entrepreneurship 🔥😂 I stan!


That gunshot and her screaming is 🔥😂😂😂


😭🤣 whats wrong with SA mara? We have 3 fire/netflix worthy stories 😭…Rose Mary, Bester nd Dr Gf then our lady decided to add on the list. Ai we are a junggle country sana

By Letho