Thank you for all the details. Please file and IC3 complaint with the FBI.Okay this was embarrassing to had happen to me but I'll try to provide as detail as I can to prevent others from being scammed by these people.
Perpetrator Name: Kathy (but I think this may be fake)
Location : Haymarket, Sydney (but that was used as location on Hinge)
Whatsapp Number: +61 435 016 239 (currently active) & +61 422 951 070 (first contact number I got)
Customer Service Number: +81 90-4644-0734 (currently active)
Picture of the Perpetrator:
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Picture of Perpetrator's Uncle (not sure if this person is involved but its possible):
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Picture of the worldcoin Interface:
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Picture of the Event:
First started on by getting matched on Hinge, conversation was as normal and then it transitioned to investments and crypto. Perpetrator explained how she made money from trading using a different method by looking at the 'node' instead of indicators or price action. After some convincing from the perpetrator I downloaded the App and made an account. First initial trading was only done with 300 USDT which was successful and withdrawal to my wallet was also successful.
Second trade was done with 10000 USDT and was convinced to participate into the 'Reward Event' which required to deposit 20000 USDT total to receive a bonus (which was added to the account). After receiving the bonus I tried to withdraw the money but required the need to complete transaction volume until withdraw could be approved. I didn't think much of it and completed the transaction volume but after that they gave me another excuse of requiring the send the money to third party and needed a fee to withdraw. I had a thought it was a scam but got convinced by perpetrator that it wasn't. After paying the fees they gave me another excuse and it finally kicked in it was a scam and just stopped communication with them and removed everything.
Hopefully no one else got caught in this scam and hope this helps others. The website seems like its been removed but the whatsapp numbers seems to still be active and also I think this perpetrator is still operating on Hinge in Australia as I saw her with anther Hinge account with similar photos under a different name 'Mary'. I reported that account but I'll keep an eye on it.
They also seem to operate during the times of 4pm AEST to 12am AEST.
Location does seem to be in Australia Sydney
Thank you for providing this information. Please see the new thread below which includes more details about WebitUpdate:
I was able to get in contact with their customer service account on whatsapp and was able to get their new website.
I have not entered this website as I did not want to compromise my computer but was told to make an account from this website if I wanted to access my old account again.
The reason for this was because they had an ''upgrade'' to their exchange and everything was changed. (even though I believe they just deleted their app and website to not be traced).