05 October 2021 Tuesday. 15:04:47 UTC
Xpressionoptions, Lewis Parsley
My conversation started with Aiden Taylan on Facebook. His Facebook page looked genuine. Aiden was an experienced account manager in Forex/cryptocurrencies. Maintained he had different investment options. Bronze, silver and gold and maintained with a 1k startup I could receive a good return. And basically, if I invested double that it would increase drastically. I invested the amount. Then after 5 days, Aiden maintained I would have to purchase a further signal to complete the trade. I was told nothing about this at the start. Then that was paid. I was short of the amount and had to purchase a further €229.54. Then all was great money was increasing but I was worried as I thought the gains were too good to be true. Then it was complete. I had over $70k in my balance on my xpressoptions account but now was told I would have to pay taxes to withdraw the amount. After several days over and back Aiden agreed to pay half of the €10,000 taxes so I went ahead and paid my €4,982.29. Aiden then came back with some excuse his wife would not give him the money. I knew this was wrong but yet I thought I might be fortunate and resolve this so I paid a further €3,182. I then got a message from Aiden to say all is complete and I would receive my money in the morning. Then a day or two passed but I had received nothing. I was then told I had to pay $3,000 to the ITF to release the funds because of the value. I knew then it was a complete scam. This has now been reduced to $1000 but obviously, I will be handing over no more money. The contact number I have for Aiden is +44 161 884 3033 & +44 752 064 80288. All our messaging has been done through Whatsapp. He is very reluctant to do video calls and has blocked me on FB messenger.