Man loses more than £20,000 from crypto scam
A man, who met someone on the dating app Grindr, ended up being a victim of a cryptocurrency scam, losing over £20,000.
The victim, who asked not to be named, said he met a man who goes by the name David. The victim, whom the online news publication named “James Evans,” described David as friendly and chatty, The Guardian reported.
“It started off as a normal conversation. We moved to WhatsApp and exchanged messages. After a few days he started telling me about crypto trading and how I could earn money from it,” recalled the victim, adding he honestly thought it was a genuine connection.
Scammer goes to work
Evan’s case was sort of unique, as the culprit did not ask for any kind of financial help, employing a different tactic to carry out his scheme.
According to the victim, the man he met via the dating app persuaded him to sign up for a fake investment.
David first convinced him to set up an account with Binance and…