I also fell into a scam with DuxaCapital

Lesleydallas17

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I also fell into a scam with DUXA; late 2019. My contact was called Michelle Varella. She had sent me a WhatsApp with ‘her name and number’ so that we could chat. Her photo showed a woman maybe in her late 30s or early 40s , smiling with dark hair and sunglasses on. ( A normal WhatsApp looking photo.) We talked on the phone; or via WhatsApp call, but not video. She told me she was excited to help a woman trader learn the process. She bragged about various success stories in trading. I believe she said she was Greek. She did a demonstration live for me on the DUXA account once my funds were in (£250). She showed me how she made a quick £30 for me. At the end of the discussion, she had a lengthy learning process for me, so I could start to understand Bitcoin / crypto trading. I would have to learn myself, as I was not investing a larger amount of money (- if up to somewhere around £5,000, I believe, then the account would be monitored with some type of advisor / broker watching.) I was not really prepared to spend hours in a learning process at the time, and didn’t want to ‘invest’ more money, but told her I’d think for a day or two and get back in touch. A few days later, I wrote her back via WhatsApp to let her know I was not interested and asked about how to withdraw my deposit. (Luckily only £250. But still.)
Although I had login info for this DUXA account, I think I was only able to log in myself once, and then not again. As someone in a similar story or thread reported ; it was as though they changed the site or blocked me. I was receiving so many phone calls and it was nonstop but I refused to answer. (London and Liverpool numbers- but not known to me.) It was then I was thinking that I had probably been scammed and would not get that money back. I wrote to a customer service type email listed on the DUXA site but did not get a response just more phone calls , until I left the country for work and the calls eventually stopped. (I was getting the feeling that just about anyone from this ‘scamming world’ could be calling to get my info and try to ‘help’ me and that I probably should not trust anyone.) I only wanted to hear back from the DUXA platform giving me a way to get into my account to withdraw or transfer my own funds back; which of course didn’t happen. I wrote ‘Michelle’ back on WhatsApp to inquire about how to close my account, of course I never heard back from her either. Her photo was also removed from her WhatsApp account. I feel I only have myself to blame for falling into this trap- and probably too much time has passed to do anything now. But I wanted to write my story anyway. I really should have tried to research this company more - or check it was registered and accredited in the correct way. I should have read or searched for platforms like this to advise me against such a thing. I just thought it would be fun to have a small crypto account on the side (that was legit) and from which I might make some financial gains over time. If anyone has anything to respond to me, please let me know. I may repost this story in another thread , as might be advisable. If it helps, I am willing to file a report against the company DUXA or Michelle Varella, perhaps someone can advise me in the best course of action.
 

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FxMaster

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I also fell into a scam with DUXA; late 2019. My contact was called Michelle Varella. She had sent me a WhatsApp with ‘her name and number’ so that we could chat. Her photo showed a woman maybe in her late 30s or early 40s , smiling with dark hair and sunglasses on. ( A normal WhatsApp looking photo.) We talked on the phone; or via WhatsApp call, but not video. She told me she was excited to help a woman trader learn the process. She bragged about various success stories in trading. I believe she said she was Greek. She did a demonstration live for me on the DUXA account once my funds were in (£250). She showed me how she made a quick £30 for me. At the end of the discussion, she had a lengthy learning process for me, so I could start to understand Bitcoin / crypto trading. I would have to learn myself, as I was not investing a larger amount of money (- if up to somewhere around £5,000, I believe, then the account would be monitored with some type of advisor / broker watching.) I was not really prepared to spend hours in a learning process at the time, and didn’t want to ‘invest’ more money, but told her I’d think for a day or two and get back in touch. A few days later, I wrote her back via WhatsApp to let her know I was not interested and asked about how to withdraw my deposit. (Luckily only £250. But still.)
Although I had login info for this DUXA account, I think I was only able to log in myself once, and then not again. As someone in a similar story or thread reported ; it was as though they changed the site or blocked me. I was receiving so many phone calls and it was nonstop but I refused to answer. (London and Liverpool numbers- but not known to me.) It was then I was thinking that I had probably been scammed and would not get that money back. I wrote to a customer service type email listed on the DUXA site but did not get a response just more phone calls , until I left the country for work and the calls eventually stopped. (I was getting the feeling that just about anyone from this ‘scamming world’ could be calling to get my info and try to ‘help’ me and that I probably should not trust anyone.) I only wanted to hear back from the DUXA platform giving me a way to get into my account to withdraw or transfer my own funds back; which of course didn’t happen. I wrote ‘Michelle’ back on WhatsApp to inquire about how to close my account, of course I never heard back from her either. Her photo was also removed from her WhatsApp account. I feel I only have myself to blame for falling into this trap- and probably too much time has passed to do anything now. But I wanted to write my story anyway. I really should have tried to research this company more - or check it was registered and accredited in the correct way. I should have read or searched for platforms like this to advise me against such a thing. I just thought it would be fun to have a small crypto account on the side (that was legit) and from which I might make some financial gains over time. If anyone has anything to respond to me, please let me know. I may repost this story in another thread , as might be advisable. If it helps, I am willing to file a report against the company DUXA or Michelle Varella, perhaps someone can advise me in the best course of action.
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I also fell into a scam with DUXA; late 2019. My contact was called Michelle Varella. She had sent me a WhatsApp with ‘her name and number’ so that we could chat. Her photo showed a woman maybe in her late 30s or early 40s , smiling with dark hair and sunglasses on. ( A normal WhatsApp looking photo.) We talked on the phone; or via WhatsApp call, but not video. She told me she was excited to help a woman trader learn the process. She bragged about various success stories in trading. I believe she said she was Greek. She did a demonstration live for me on the DUXA account once my funds were in (£250). She showed me how she made a quick £30 for me. At the end of the discussion, she had a lengthy learning process for me, so I could start to understand Bitcoin / crypto trading. I would have to learn myself, as I was not investing a larger amount of money (- if up to somewhere around £5,000, I believe, then the account would be monitored with some type of advisor / broker watching.) I was not really prepared to spend hours in a learning process at the time, and didn’t want to ‘invest’ more money, but told her I’d think for a day or two and get back in touch. A few days later, I wrote her back via WhatsApp to let her know I was not interested and asked about how to withdraw my deposit. (Luckily only £250. But still.)
Although I had login info for this DUXA account, I think I was only able to log in myself once, and then not again. As someone in a similar story or thread reported ; it was as though they changed the site or blocked me. I was receiving so many phone calls and it was nonstop but I refused to answer. (London and Liverpool numbers- but not known to me.) It was then I was thinking that I had probably been scammed and would not get that money back. I wrote to a customer service type email listed on the DUXA site but did not get a response just more phone calls , until I left the country for work and the calls eventually stopped. (I was getting the feeling that just about anyone from this ‘scamming world’ could be calling to get my info and try to ‘help’ me and that I probably should not trust anyone.) I only wanted to hear back from the DUXA platform giving me a way to get into my account to withdraw or transfer my own funds back; which of course didn’t happen. I wrote ‘Michelle’ back on WhatsApp to inquire about how to close my account, of course I never heard back from her either. Her photo was also removed from her WhatsApp account. I feel I only have myself to blame for falling into this trap- and probably too much time has passed to do anything now. But I wanted to write my story anyway. I really should have tried to research this company more - or check it was registered and accredited in the correct way. I should have read or searched for platforms like this to advise me against such a thing. I just thought it would be fun to have a small crypto account on the side (that was legit) and from which I might make some financial gains over time. If anyone has anything to respond to me, please let me know. I may repost this story in another thread , as might be advisable. If it helps, I am willing to file a report against the company DUXA or Michelle Varella, perhaps someone can advise me in the best course of action.
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I also fell into a scam with DUXA; late 2019. My contact was called Michelle Varella. She had sent me a WhatsApp with ‘her name and number’ so that we could chat. Her photo showed a woman maybe in her late 30s or early 40s , smiling with dark hair and sunglasses on. ( A normal WhatsApp looking photo.) We talked on the phone; or via WhatsApp call, but not video. She told me she was excited to help a woman trader learn the process. She bragged about various success stories in trading. I believe she said she was Greek. She did a demonstration live for me on the DUXA account once my funds were in (£250). She showed me how she made a quick £30 for me. At the end of the discussion, she had a lengthy learning process for me, so I could start to understand Bitcoin / crypto trading. I would have to learn myself, as I was not investing a larger amount of money (- if up to somewhere around £5,000, I believe, then the account would be monitored with some type of advisor / broker watching.) I was not really prepared to spend hours in a learning process at the time, and didn’t want to ‘invest’ more money, but told her I’d think for a day or two and get back in touch. A few days later, I wrote her back via WhatsApp to let her know I was not interested and asked about how to withdraw my deposit. (Luckily only £250. But still.)
Although I had login info for this DUXA account, I think I was only able to log in myself once, and then not again. As someone in a similar story or thread reported ; it was as though they changed the site or blocked me. I was receiving so many phone calls and it was nonstop but I refused to answer. (London and Liverpool numbers- but not known to me.) It was then I was thinking that I had probably been scammed and would not get that money back. I wrote to a customer service type email listed on the DUXA site but did not get a response just more phone calls , until I left the country for work and the calls eventually stopped. (I was getting the feeling that just about anyone from this ‘scamming world’ could be calling to get my info and try to ‘help’ me and that I probably should not trust anyone.) I only wanted to hear back from the DUXA platform giving me a way to get into my account to withdraw or transfer my own funds back; which of course didn’t happen. I wrote ‘Michelle’ back on WhatsApp to inquire about how to close my account, of course I never heard back from her either. Her photo was also removed from her WhatsApp account. I feel I only have myself to blame for falling into this trap- and probably too much time has passed to do anything now. But I wanted to write my story anyway. I really should have tried to research this company more - or check it was registered and accredited in the correct way. I should have read or searched for platforms like this to advise me against such a thing. I just thought it would be fun to have a small crypto account on the side (that was legit) and from which I might make some financial gains over time. If anyone has anything to respond to me, please let me know. I may repost this story in another thread , as might be advisable. If it helps, I am willing to file a report against the company DUXA or Michelle Varella, perhaps someone can advise me in the best course of action.
I've got a recorded voice note from Michelle. She reminds me of Dr Ruja from the Onecoin scam. She is a pro !! Likely from Eastern Europe not Greece as she told me.
 
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