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Investment December 11, 2023

Scam Type

Investment Scam

Business Name Used

Unavailable

Date Reported

December 11, 2023

Postal Code

91607

Total Dollars Lost

$ 988

Scam Description

I matched with an alleged woman named “Mei” on Tinder application while I was traveling in France this summer. Within a month of getting to know each other via text and video calls, she brought up crypto investing in “nodes” to me. She advised she was getting intel from her “auntie” about reading Bitcoin markets and making a 30% profit on investments. I put in a $100 investment to a web app called “PBSX.org” on 08/18/2023. I only made a few “trades” resulting in about $20-30 profit. I asked if I could withdrawal funds and “Mei” showed me how to do it and I was able to withdrawal back into my Coinbase wallet so I thought she was legitimate after that experience.
We continued to talk for months up until 12/04/2023. We talked on the phone and via video so I trusted she was a real person. I made a second deposit into the application on 10/20/2023 of $888.01. On 11/28/2023, I asked her if she could show me how to make a withdrawal on the new updated version of the web app PBSX.org. A few days earlier, I noticed the app was no longer there so I wanted to see how she reacted to my request. She advised she would show me the following morning but she began deflecting my requests after that.
“She” has been ignoring my messages since 12/04/2023. I have our Whatsapp chat log saved upon request. If you highlight the words “pbsx”, “withdrawal”, “nodes” and “profit”, you will be see a bulk of the scam correspondence.

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