I first met a woman (name Anna Lee) on the Tinder dating app around the 1st of May 2021. Our conversations soon migrated to the WhatsApp messaging app where we would text to each other. She claims to be located in San Marino, California. Through casual conversation she mentioned she invests in a bitcoin mining platform called HLG. I was intrigued and she urged me to get involved. She sent screenshots of some of the money in her brokerage account and urged me to get involved. Via her instructions, I opened an account on 5/8/21. As our personal relationship grew, Anna would alway urge me to deposit more money so I could make bigger profits. I made 4 deposits totaling $42500 through My Kraken crypto currency trading platform using the USDT currency. I was making huge profits on a percentage basis. On 9/1/21 I wanted to take some profits. I made a request from the HLG customer service line and was informed that in order to do that there was a %20 handling fee of the total account balance. And that it could not be paid by deduction from the account. I would have to wire $80,000 to withdraw any of the funds. Anna, being eager to get me involved and telling me it was guaranteed income "like and ATM" was unwilling to loan me this fee. At best she would loan me $30,000 leaving me to transfer $50,000. That's where we are now. I shared with her all of these red flags I was seeing about this and she got indignant and said I didn't trust her and all of that. We remain friendly but my last trade was on 9/6/21, and we are no longer communicating on a daily basis. She is still steadfastly saying as soon as I send the $80,000 over I can withdraw as much as I want and everything will be fine. I have texted HLG Customer service numerous times requesting a withdrawal but have yet to get any meaningful reply from them. I was recently contacted by the HLG Customer service that the platform will be shutting down on 12/10/21.