I lost $19k to an Internet Love scam

Anonymous | 15 Nov 2023

Internet Love Scam
I connected with Conrad on Bumble on November 30, 2023. He appeared sincere, expressing a desire for a serious relationship. Despite daily Telegram chats and promises of a future meeting, he claimed to be in Thailand for urgent work. Using the username @theonlylee1414, he identified as a cybersecurity professional with a Malaysian-accented fluency in English and Chinese.

After a week, he asked me to visit a BTO project in Hougang Citrine for a private fundraising platform under "GuocoLand/Hong Leong Group". Grateful, he offered an exclusive invitation code for the platform, where I invested $1000 initially, receiving capital plus $120 in dividends. He later convinced me to join a lychee farm project with a $30,000 investment, topping up $11,000 himself.

However, a day later, he urged an additional $60,000 deposit to secure shares, prompting suspicion. Research revealed a scam, and when confronted, he suggested fundraising or obtaining a bank loan. I've filed a police report and caution others about these scams. Stay vigilant.