The scammer found me in LinkedIn and pretended to be someone whom I once knew. He knew I am very passionate about Chinese ancient poems and I do oil paintings as a hobby. He first approached me about his experience on a painting auction of Pablo Picasso's paintings. He told me this name, of course it was fake, and his family background which stroke my memory of being a young faculty in one of the Chinese University. He told me his father was a president of a Chinese University. So I thought he was my old colleagues' kid. He found out I work for a high tech company as a senior scientist. He started working this way to show me his good sense of science, good upbringing, and pretended to be well educated and erudite. Once he found I always feel guilt because I could not nurse my son and give him any siblings , he started convincing me to invest for my son, and told me the story of not letting my son lagging behind at the "starting point." He asked me to invest a small amount for cryptocurrency option trading on Bitsen. I started with $3000, and he walked me through to show I can make 20% profit. To further convince me, he showed me how to withdraw my coins from Bitsen. Every transaction was through Coinbase, which was very deceiving. I trusted Coinbase and saw I can quickly turn around, after he pressured me, I sent more funds to Bitsen through Coinbase. I started growing suspicion when I asked him to show me his parents' picture, and after he pressured me to take money out of my 401K and borrow money against my properties. At that moment, I knew I was scammed. I did not tell him and started collecting evidence. Then I found out Bitsen webpage was locked by Microsoft. I questioned him. Of course, he tried to lie to me. Further, when I tried to even withdraw $500, Bitsen claimed that I owe $247k tax and asked me to buy coins of that amount from Coinbase, crypto.com, or Gemini, and send the coin to Bitsen. I argued what Bitsen did was to try to overthrow the US tax law and to hold my funds as hostage. Bitsen locked me out after I messaged to "its online support." At that moment, my conversation with those bastards was mainly for the purpose of collecting evidence. Anyway, I reported to every government agent which Coinbase security support told me to report. I filed a formal complain to against the scammer which will lead to prosecution in our local police office. I found Bitsen was not in Canada, one of the search showed it was in Beijing. I called the police department in Beijing right way and reported the scammer's Wechat number. After me, he kept posting fake profiles on LInkedIn. I wrote a post to expose the Chinese Scammers, and I literally saved couple of my colleagues falling into the traps set up by the scammers. I am a Christian and I believe God was telling to use my talent to benefit mankind, to take care of my family with love, to stay away from the wicked ones, and not to walk in the way of sinners, and not to sit with the mockers. I have been working very hard for every penny I had. This was the first time in my whole life when I had a thought about making a bit more than the zero interesting by depositing my money with banks. God taught me a lesson on not being greedy, and first find God's way and walk with him, then I will be like a tree planted next to a spring. "Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes lied down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even through I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23. Please tell your mom not to allow those bastards to ruin her life. Her life is more valuable than the money stolen. May God be with her, protect her, comfort her, and encourage her. God bless her.