19 February 2022 Saturday. 20:20:08 UTC
Get a DM asking about his 'recent investment" in bitcoin forex trading, after he apparently made a post about his apparent 'success'. I at first suspected his account was hacked, but I was ignorant at the time to fully conclude this. He began messaging me, and out of curiosity I ended up entertaining the conversation. He then points out to the trader broker he used, by the name of "Kimberly Mills" who had an Instagram account since 2015, and over 7,000 followers.
Used UK's companies house government website for info about her trading business that goes by the name of "Expert Options". Further more I also searched that business name, and found no google or forum articles indicating any scam or fraud. This at first seemed legit (but unfortunately I wish that were true).
Kim messaged me, asking me to sign up to the website and set up a trading profile and BTC wallet address, which not only appeared to have worked, but also displayed professional looking GUI and features, and a secure connection lock appearing in my browser. She stated just send a deposit of $1,000, and within three days it'll grow to ten times that, with a 10% commission. After depositing it in installments over the course of eight weeks, Kimberly Mills then initiates the process of 'forex' trading, and three days later, the returned sum came to $33,000.
But there's a catch. The company later stated a $5,000 fee was needed from me, but I refused to pay that, and Kim tried manipulating me, but unlike most of these typical scams, she worded it VERY SCARILLY PROFESSIONAL, and later after I muted the whats app conversation for several weeks, she decided to pay the sum in full.
Unlike most people who have encountered Bitcoin scams which are plain obvious from day one, this one I've experienced is by far the much rarer, and more importantly THE MOST DANGEROUS! These scammers originating in the UK are very smart, highly manipulative, and they target instagram accounts