I met someone over Instagram in November of 2018, he pursued a relationship with me, sent flowers, was very sweet.
About a month into the relationship he offered to come and visit. He wanted to send me money to make arrangements for the visit. I let him. That was my first mistake. Instead of sending money, he made a $12000 payment on my credit card. I told him I was uncomfortable and to reverse the payment. He apologized and said he’d take care of it.
Instead the next day he told me if I didn’t return his money, “he’d find me no matter what” he knew where I lived. I realize I should gave gone to the police at this point, but I was terrified, embarrassed, and wanted this to be over. I returned all the money through prepaid card purchases. As soon as the money was returned, I cut him off.
A month later he reversed the payment putting me in nearly $30000 of debt. He sent me a taunting email telling me I deserve it for ignoring him.
The police and my bank have been no help in rectifying the situation. I can’t recover the money and I can’t afford to pay off the new amount of debt. I’m embarrassed and broke and not sure what to do, but I’m unable to afford to live.
I just want to go back to before this all happened and shake myself silly. Anything you can do to help with make a young woman’s life a whole lot easier.