Online friend turned out to be a scammer

Anonymous | 18 Sep 2021

Internet Love Scam Investment Scam Investment Scam

Got to know this girl on FB. It started out normal but eventually went over to WhatsApp. It was well over the first 3 weeks that she started asking about financial and savings. She asked me to do crypto trading and asked me to download an app, I was asked to put in close to 6000 worth of SGD in order to win.

I did had my reservations so I lied about only having about 2000SGD due to the pandemic eating up into my savings. she also mentioned that she would guide me through and make sure i do earn every time. the initial transaction on it was sketchy, it requires one to send ibanking transfer to a OCBC/UOB Bank account. after a week of fiddling with her I realize that the earnings looked sort of premeditated. it's always around the same benchmark. managed to retrieve once when i asked her to show me how money is retrieved to reduce my loss. however, it's still a total loss of about 1800SGD. when I gave her the final straw and mention that I really wasn't able to get extra funds, she turned cold and made almost every topic related to such investments.