02 February 2022 Wednesday. 13:50:45 UTC
I was interested in cryptocurrencies so I signed up to crypto.com, and started to invest small amounts. To learn more, I started to follow certain users on Twitter, that`s when @Murfski0 contacted me and started to chat about crypto investment with AI bots. He convinced me to invest through loftyfxoptions.com. I sent cryptocurrencies to their wallet addresses. Then they told me there was a bonus trading session and I should deposit more money to participate. I did and a week later I made profits. Then they started to ask me for taxes and fees, I paid them to have my funds returned. I was always given different excuses for the delay of withdrawals. They gave me another person to talk to, but I decided not to make any more transfers nor call anyone, as I knew they would only convince me to send more money. My second case: I was contacted through Twitter by @inmortallcrypto. He persuades me to open an account on fxedges.com. I said I preferred to trade and invest on my own through a platform like Binance. He told me he did the same but also provided his clients with signals and advice through a platform called tradewebxch.com. I did some background checks on this company and I sent the first transfers to the platform with BTC. I received signals and orders to put certain stop-loss. After they told me to increase the transfers to the platform claiming the trader was not used to having clients with small amounts. As the trades seemed to be almost always successful on the platform and my account seemed to be growing, I kept sending more funds. I requested a withdrawal and was told I had to send a % of the amount to be withdrawn first and another percentage of it would be deducted from my account. After I sent it and paid the alleged taxes, they still didn`t proceed with my withdrawal. I realized I have been scammed.