Disclaimer – This story has been written with the main goal of spreading awareness, scam prevention, and education. It represents real-life events, but certain details and names of the characters have been altered for the sake of anonymity. However, we did leave the actual name of the alleged scam and the fraudulent broker.
When life becomes tough
Milly was a hard-working woman trying to give her life as best as she could. She was running her own company and raising kids but unfortunately, she hit a rough patch. Milly was married and the sad truth is that many marriages end in divorce. It seemed hers was going in that direction. Another sad truth was that divorce meant difficult times, and to top it off it got quite costly. She wanted to keep on providing for her children, she had to pay taxes for her company, and finally, divorce lawyers demanded their fees.
Sweeping promisses take place
Handling such circumstances, Milly decided to browse the web for alternative means of income. Inquisitively she went from one site promoting cryptocurrency to another and she left it at that. Quickly enough, Mr. Jhonathan Anderson, a staff member of 365 Capital Markets, contacted her. He was very charming and witty and he made sweeping promises of making a pretty penny for Milly. She had been looking for some extra income, and Mr. Anderson was promising just that.
,,Let`s give it a go”
“Let’s give it a go”, Milly thought, and she made a deal with Mr. Anderson. She transferred €8,500 to Jhonathan, and to her amazement, she could see on the site that he was making trades in her name. More importantly, the trades were successful and quite lucrative. The display showed Milly was making money, and she was thrilled.
Instead of receiving the money, additional fees are to be paid
She could use these funds to cover her company’s costs, and when she asked to collect her money there was a twist. She had to pay the ‘de-leverage’ fees which amounted to €3,700. Mr. Anderson assured her it was all a standard procedure, and when she pays the money will be returned to her automatically. Milly thought to herself that in that case, she had nothing to lose, so she readily paid the unexpected fees. Instead of receiving her money, Milly got nothing but silence.
Mr. Anderson stopped returning Milly’s calls and messages. What’s worse, Milly couldn’t access her funds, and the due dates for various payments were getting nearer and nearer. Though she was looking for financial help, Milly sustained a loss of €12,200 in total.
Moral of the Story
This story explains that often victims of scams are in difficult life stages or a state of emergency. Not all defrauded individuals are motivated by greed. Yes in the case of Milly, she did want more money, but to stay afloat. Scammers will often exploit desperate people providing solutions which ultimately cause problems to grow.
It is true, a very similar scenario I had ongoing in my life when I first found out that I was sick and I needed some money to keep on taking care of my children having nothing to lose I started looking for online options…I’ve seen people having success with Crypto, even my primary school friend was able to buy a $5000 worth computer for his sons birthday and he earned that money using Crypto only I was sure this will work for me, too, but instead of that happening, I only found that I was about to give extra money every now and then and I was completely devastated when I realized that after giving additional $3000 dollars unexpectedly but I was still hopeful to receive the promised amount of money eventually, but not that I had to add this money I have also never heard about them again. I was blocked from all the apps by this scammer and I still cant accept that this has happened. Very often I still look up the phone in the hope they will text again but it`s been 6 months already.
I once invested $450,500 worth of bitcoin with the investment company I trusted a girl name Rebecca from Hawaii she told me to start with a minimum of $300 and then $500 the next. Next thing you know she said my account got suspended and needed to upgrade I sent to the company $2000 & I was thinking that my funds will be In my account within 45 minutes. I haven’t received my return, I releaser i have been scammed by the company
I deposited with HashOcean around May 2019 about 1 BTC and I got the benefits back only one and a half months they just disappear and I lost all the money
I invested $100 into this company in February. Since then I have
not received my Return on investment
I put in approximately 2800 over the course of 3-6 months in 2020 and received nothing when I tried to withdraw from the funds earned (or so I thought). I would love to get back even some of that money I borrowed out of the kid’s education fund thinking id be able to grow it for them quicker…
I forgot to say, this company`s name is My Coin Elite
Once I received an email saying that I signed up for something regarding Bitcoin/crypto and I do remember signing up for something but not clear as to what it was. Anyways they said throughout the year I have accumulated 24,000 in Bitcoin or something like that via email and followed steps to receive money but they stole $64 from my bank account and now reading all of those other comments pdf yours, It makes me feel like hm…damn I at least wasn`t damaged for this large sum of money but the fact even that I have my money stolen and that I didn’t give the permission for it, already makes me feel scared that it could happen again and that it could happened for a larger amount of money
Yes yes yes this is why we put so many tips and we work on raising awareness of all the things that can happen to a person if they are not cautious enough… Join or Facebook Page, we will be sharing a lot there https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085954965318
I also deposited $497.50 with Glenridge-Capital for binary options and since they are no longer in business, I am out of that money with no way to recover it. How disappointing! Oh, well, it’s a lesson learned. Anyone reading this trying to contact me to get one more penny out of me for anything will be wasting your time. I guarantee it! I am NOT up for any more scams this is insane, I would never think that this new age thing and the world and the internet and all of this sh . t.It would have been like this. I am 60 and I don`t need this stress anymore. If anyone wants to complain on the technology together, let’s do haha
Dear Steve, we GET IT! SAME HERE! As you can see, we definitely do not take anything, no money no nothing, we have this website to help people inform themselves and we also try to help in the process because we were scammed s well and we have managed to get to the corresponding institutions and we hired some lawyers, etc, etc… it’s a long procedure but not impossible. Please keep in mind one very important thing: Victims Fighting Back never have and never will take any money for anything we do, in case of someone contacts you on our behalf of us and ask for something in return.