These scams are called Pig Butchering. Victims are contacted on WhatsApp, Line, WeChat, Telegram, IG, Facebook, LinkedIn and dating websites and romance is used to lure them in. Scammers at first don't talk about investment but instead they pretend to try and get to know a victim, usually sending you messages every day with basic conversations. Eventually scammers talk about investing in forex and crypto but once funds are transferred the victim can never get their money back.One small question - how did you get lured into depositing with Penzo in the first place? Was it someone who alledgedly wanted a date and then told you about a great opportunity to make profit or was it some other way?
Yes, that is exactly what happened. I didn't trust her at the beginning, but then I lost it.
This article is a brefie of what happened.
Cryptocurrency broker Penzo Limited appears to be engaged in fraud against California consumers | The Department of Financial Protection and InnovationCryptocurrency broker Penzo Limited appears to be engaged in fraud against California consumersdfpi.ca.gov
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‘Pig Butchering' Scams: What They Are and How to Avoid Them | FINRA.org
Don’t trust that unexpected text or direct message from a stranger—it might be the first step in a “pig butchering” scam. These scams often involve fraudsters contacting targets seemingly at random, then gaining trust before ultimately manipulating their targets into phony investments and...
What Is a Pig Butchering Scam?
This type of devastating scheme ensnares victims and takes them for all they’re worth—and the threat is only growing.