A man in Somerset has lost PS150,000 in a romance-fraud scam. The victim has opted to remain anonymous and is using a pseudonym to protect his identity. He lives in Weston-super-Mare. The scam allegedly started in 2020, and the victim had sent a Bitcoin transaction to the fake account of the person he met online. The person posed as an experienced investor and spoke of building a wealthy lifestyle together.
Police in Avon and Somerset have warned of a rise in online scams, including Bitcoin Scam and romance fraud
The ‘romance’ category of this type of scam involves people tricking them into believing they are in a romantic relationship. The victim is often lured into parting with their savings by convincing them that the relationship is genuine. The scammers will use the trust of the victim to extract a significant amount of money.
Avon and Somerset Police has revealed that there were around 20-30 reports of romance fraud each month. The total amount of money that victims lost in a scam last year was PS1.4 million. The Avon and Somerset cyber team has launched an investigation into the incident, and the victim has received counseling from the Samaritans and the Cyber Helpline. In addition to his bank, Tom has contacted a cyber helpline and the Crisis Team for help with his mental health.
The woman contacted Tom through a dating app, and told him that she was an investment advisor. The scam was very detailed, and the man had no idea he was getting scammed. The woman encouraged him to trade Bitcoin and convinced him that it was a legitimate investment. But the woman’s profile was altered, and the scam was over within an hour. He was also unable to track down the real identity of the fraudster.
The Avon and Somerset Cyber Team investigated the case and advised him to report the scam to the police
He continues to receive support from friends and family, and continues to receive therapy. The scamster may change the name of his profile to avoid detection. The Avon and Somerset cyber team has also recommended reporting the incident to the authorities. The Avon and Somerset cyber team has contacted the police and has been in touch with him for more than a week.
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A man in the UK lost $150k in a Bitcoin scam after his wife persuaded him to invest in cryptocurrency. He met Jia on an online dating site after their breakup and became obsessed with her. She eventually convinced Tom to invest in the cryptocurrency, claiming that it could help him earn millions of dollars. In the end, he had to shell out a total of $150,000 in the scam, and his wife received nothing in return.
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