Married At First Sight

Married at First Sight's Daniel Webb did not attend court over telemarketing scam

The 35-year-old's lawyer attended on his behalf.

By Bella Brennan and Anita Lyons
Married at First Sight star Daniel Webb did not attend a hearing at the Brisbane Magistrate's Court over his alleged involvement in a telemarketing scam.
The reality star, who has just this week found fame after he married new bride Tamara Joy as an intruder on the popular TV show, could face potential jail time over allegedly scamming millions from innocent families.
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According to a source, Webb's lawyer attended the court mention without his client present.
The case will return to court on May 3, however, it is unclear whether he will attend.
Daniel Webb allegedly did not appear in court due to the "media circus". (Source: Channel 9)
According to Nine News Queensland, the former rugby player has been charged with aggravated fraud after allegedly taking part in a huge telemarketing scam on the Gold Coast, which reportedly robbed $20 million from innocent local families.
The reality star was one of seven people charged in 2016 over the ploy, which saw the syndicate allegedly cold call over 600 people in 2014.
Police claim Webb took advantage of vulnerable people and asked them to cough up between $500-$1000 for a four-day trial of investment and betting software before getting them to sign on to a 12-month contract, the Gold Coast Bulletin reports.
Police will alleged the single father was part of a "boiler room" syndicate which would cold call vulnerable people on the Gold Coast and scam them for money. (Image: Channel Nine)
The scamming syndicate reportedly even doctored fake reports showing growth in their company to help get victims over the line.
A source tells Now to Love that as part of his bail conditions Daniel had to "check in at the police station every fortnight and had to fly home from filming MAFS to undertake these check in to ensure he wasn't breaching his conditions."
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Gold Coast detective Michael Featherstone is the alleged mastermind behind the "boiler room scam."
Featherstone and his wife Zoei Charissa Keong were charged with fraud and lawyers for the couple have said they will fight the claims.
In a tragic turn of events, Zoei Charissa Keong was found dead in December last year.
When Now to Love reached out to Married At First Sight, they refused to comment on the matter as it is before the court.