I am a student in my second year at a university. Before I was scammed I had 10k USD in bank savings. I made this savings since I was 16 years old to cover the cost of my expenses when I continue my studies at university. It is also intended as an emergency fund if something happens to me such as an accident, failing an exam etc. I’ve always been someone who likes to do part-time work during school holidays to increase my savings. At the beginning of September I was looking for a part-time job on the internet and in mid september an online shopping company contacted me and offered me a part time job as an online sales assistant on their platform. At first I was suspicious of the job offer but after being convinced by one of the employees there, I accepted the job offer. On the first day of work everything went smoothly but on the second day, the boss started asking us to make a payment to make as a bet. I felt very strange and asked a colleague about the activity. They say this activity is an activity that the company does every day. I initially didn’t believe it and didn’t want to participate but the leader said that if our sales group lose, it is because I didn’t participate because the amount of money they were going to bet was small compared to other groups. I felt guilty about other colleagues and decided to make a bet too. After a few days, the boss suddenly told me and other workers to make a bigger bets because that day the boss would give a big bonus to the group that bet the most. All of my colleagues got excited and started doing transactions. I told a colleague that I don’t want to participate because the amount is so big and I can’t afford to lose it if it fail but my friend scolded me and forced me to participate. I felt very scared and panicked and continued to make transactions for the bets. I felt guilty throughout the betting process and keep thingking that i just want my money back, i don’t care about the profit. When the bet was finished all my colleagues managed to get their money back except me. I asked the chief why I could not withdraw my money. The boss said that when I bet I made a mistake and my money is cannot be refund, if I want it back i have to make a new bet with the same amount. I was very surprised, angry and sad. At that time I realized that I had been scammed. I proceeded to make a police report about them and the police said that the money I had given to the scammer could not be returned because the scammer used a fake bank account during the transaction. When I heard the police’s explanation, I felt that my world was dark, my future was ruined, my parents’ dreams were destroyed because of my stupidity. I began to imagine the disappointed and hurt faces of my parents. I have no savings left to help me continue living away from my parents. the money that I have saved all this time is gone just like that. I can’t focus in class and I don’t feel like leaving my room at all. I began to experience depression and my mind began to be disturbed by negative things such as borrowing money from unreliable parties and committing suicide. I don’t want to trouble my parents with my financial problems. They have worked hard all this years to raise me but I wanted to add to their burden with my problems now. I once asked for help from friends but they were all unable to do anything because they were also students. now I don’t know how I am going to survive in the remaining years of university. I am hoping for help from all of you to donate a little bit of your money to help me recover my financial stability. I appreciate all the help given to me and I will never forget it.