My name is Philemon Davies, 21 years of age. I dropped out of college due to insufficient funds. I live with my girlfriend in her house since I can’t afford an apartment.
I have tried out some jobs, both online and physical. All helped out but not anymore. I was let go of at my last job because of the Covid-19 outbreak. I have worked as a freelancer for the past six months. I did both writing and proofreading. This has helped us out but it is difficult nowadays to find jobs as a freelance writer. I ventured into stock trading. It was hard for me to understand since I was a beginner. I learnt to blend in a bit and it has been smoother.
On Friday, 19th of February, I don’t know how he found me, but there was this guy on Instagram who started following my page. He liked a couple of my posts and after four days of following my page, he texted me, “heyy, how are you doing?”, I replied and he introduced himself as a professional stock broker, this caught my attention since I had begun trading not long ago. He texted me some more and said he could help me make more money if I traded through him. I was in a dilemma for a while and he texted asking if I trusted him or not. I replied saying I couldn’t possibly trust someone I didn’t really know. He then sent me some ‘screenshots’ of people he had helped. He claimed that all he wanted was to help me. I still didn’t want to engage with him. I showed it to my girlfriend and she said it was kinda snazzy but we couldn’t trust him. He texted me again the next two days, adding a couple more pictures , I was convinced and I agreed to venture into business with him. He added that if I send him a capital and he trades and makes profit, fifteen percent would be his own. I agreed with him.
All I had was $972 in my PayPal wallet. I sent him $200 and he confirmed the money had reached him. The next two days he sent me $420. I was amazed at the result. He then told me that the more money I sent, the more profit I was liable to make. So I sent him $1000 leaving $192 in my wallet. About two hours after I had sent the money, he blocked me on Instagram, I was confused and didn’t know what to do. I searched for his page with my girlfriend’s phone, there was no such page on Instagram. I tried reversing the money but the email was invalid according to PayPal. I contacted the customer service department and there was nothing they could do about the situation.
Me and my girlfriend have being in complete shock and regret. We have been managing the little cash we had left but we are gradually running out.
I searched for a way to raise funds online and I found this site. We really need your help. No amount is too small.