My name is Latoya. I’ve come to a point in my life where I have been a victim of a Crypto investment scam and I cannot seem to retrieve any of money back.
I was initially introduced to OptoxFx (previously FxOpen) in August 2022 due to their auto-trading robot. I thought it was a smart way to invest at the time especially as I had little trading experience and wanted to earn a second stream of income. So, I started by depositing a small amount of £300. The profits grew a little, until it grew to a certain amount and they asked to me to deposit another £500 to continue growing my investment. Not too long they asked me to deposit another £1,590 to upgrade my account.
However, the problems started when I started to request my withdrawal. The company then began to find ways to demand me to pay more and more exorbitant fees. They always seemed to find smart ways to charge me for something (whether it be for account upgrades, HMRC taxes, insurance costs, bank account linking, rates and etc). It got to a point where I got very frustrated because at each stage, they kept promising a bill was the last I had to pay for me to receive my withdrawal, when in truth they were very dishonest and requested me to pay for another bill the next day.
In the end I sent a total of £16,612 to this scam company and made £21,932 profit, but whenever I kept trying to withdraw my money, these scammers did not give me a single penny and kept charging me more fees.
I didn’t know what else to do because I was desperately trying to get my money out of the company, but at the same I got into a lot of debt because I had to take out loans & credit cards to pay for all the costs. I was just hoping & praying I would receive my withdrawal money quickly at the time so I could pay off all my debts – but that promise never came…
I see now what a big mistake and error of judgement I made for allowing myself to invest in such a scam. I am 32 years old! In a lot of debt, and I am still struggling to pay off all my loans & credit cards a year later!
I am sincerely asking for help for someone online who has read my story to help me please!!!