Tinder Crypto Scam — Reddit and Some Divine Intervention Just Saved me 12k — How I Got My Money Back

Thank you Reddit….I just saved myself $12,000

I was literally about to send 12k from my coinbase account to a site called “Denaar” dot com on direction from someone I met on Tinder but before I went to bed someone who had messaged me on WhatsApp that I had been casually talking to mentioned crypto out of the blue and spooked me. Here is my story…

I am recently divorced and on tinder for the first time. We got married 8 years ago before any of this dating app stuff started. I matched with a very cute Asian girl. She said she was in the US briefly and would be returning next month. Home country is Singapore. We only talked on tinder for a day and then she switched to Whatsapp. We talked for 3 weeks before she brought up crypto. She sent me videos of her in Porsches, buying expensive watches, of an orphanage she attends in her spare time (I know right?), and golfing etc. Then she goes hard on the relationship-building– going to the extent of giving me a Chinese name that she created for me and talking about how sincere and genuine she can tell I am. Unlike the other guys she met on tinder etc. Honestly, I’ve been through hell the past 6 months. Quick side note, the love of my life waited a whole 3 days after she broke up with me to run off to another city with a DJ she met just met at a club. So, I admittedly loved having someone to talk to and the attention. I was ripe for a good old Tinder scam.

She then asked about my job and then complimented me more about how great I must be to be in this position etc etc. How we could possibly have a relationship together. Buttering me up with so many comments. She then talks about her job situation. Claims she used to own “hair salons” and then changed her business into this crypto company. She said her business has inside information on ICO’s and one in particular called MVDT. She claimed she invested 50k. Went on about how its now at .004 and expects to go to $1 by December 30th. She went into a lengthy explanation about how she is selling it off right before it hits the open market. She directs me to CEX dot io and another site called Denaar. She explains how I must buy ETH on CEX and then send to Denaar which I then transfer into coins of this MVDT.

She went into insane detail on MVDT after I asked a bunch of questions. She was incredibly prepared and in my brain at the time it all made sense. She made me feel even more comfortable when I said I don’t feel comfortable on CEX and said I could use my coinbase account to send to Denaar.

She did an amazing job of not pressuring me. She said, “we are doing this together,” “Its up to you,” “Im just trying to help you out,” “I don’t want you to miss this opportunity.” It was so *non* pressured that I felt comfortable.

If you go to Denaar dot com you will see it looks pretty legit. I stalled for a few days but saw the coin rise in price and got anxious. Especially knowing I’m about to go to battle with my ex-wife over our home etc. I decided to pull the trigger and test it.

I sent in $50 of Eth—bought the MVDT—then sold it—sent it successfully back to my coinbase wallet. WOW! it worked! I was so psyched.

I then put in another $2300. In a day the MVDT had gone up more and I was ready to make a big purchase.

I wired 12k from my checking into my coinbase yesterday afternoon and had to wait a day for the wire to hit my CB wallet.

<Flashback one week ago> I get a random Hong Kong girl text me on WhatsApp saying she had the wrong number and had received it from her assistant. Side note- I’m not a *complete* moron, I do a lot of business in hong kong and traveled there frequently pre covid so I thought its not that outrageous. For some reason, we both very casually talked about life (not nearly as aggressive or serious as the other girl). Then last night as I’m in bed thinking of all the money i’m going to be making from Denaar and MVDT….BOOM! The random Hong Kong girl asks me about crypto out of the blue. My brain goes into panic mode. Could this just be a coincidence?

I then search all the necessary phrases..”tinder crypto scams,” ” Asian crypto scams,” “WhatsApp crypto scams” etc., and sure enough- countless stories that are all but dead on to mine.

Now I’m feeling like an idiot…

Instead of going nuclear on her and the customer service, I chose a different option that I believed saved me the $2300 I invested. I immediately sold my coins on Dennar, converted them to USDT and sent them to my Coinbase wallet. Of course, after 2 hours it had not been completed. I contacted customer service and was told it had been “delayed due to blockchain issues.” I then let them (as well as her) know that I was just testing out a wallet on a new exchange, I told them that I was doing this because if successful I would then feel 100% comfortable spending $12,000 the next day on MVDT.

Within an hour of sending that message, I had my $2300 plus the $300ish profit I made by holding the coin for a few days safely back into my Coinbase Wallet.

So did I make money? Technically yes…the supposed MVDT coin increased in a few days from around 2300 to 2600. Did I avoid a 12,000 disaster? I’m 99% sure. Based on other stories, I am convinced that if I put in the 12k they would not have allowed me to take it back out of Denaar dot com.

If anyone has comments or thinks otherwise, I would love to hear them.

I hope this story helps others the way your stories helped me.

Reddit saves the day again.

—> FYI the Tinder girls name is “Al lin la” and goes by Linna and has a UK number.

—> The random WhatsApp girl is “Lydia” and started with an LA number, then changed to UK #, and then from a Hong Kong.

—> Most of the images she sent me disappeared on WhatsApp but I was able to save a few. These are showing her supposed lifestyle.


The content was posted by Lo70Lo on 2021-11-09 15:06:06 via reddit

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9 Comments

  1. Aunty_Fascist says:

    This was a !crypto pig butchering scam and you are very lucky that you managed to yoink your money back before the trap closed.

    Anyone on any dating platform that talks to you about investing opportunities is scamming. Any !wrongnumber that talks to you about them is scamming. Any random that pops up into your messages on any platform with an “opportunity” is scamming.

  2. PleasantAmphibian101 says:

    >Instead of going nuclear on her and the customer service, I chose a different option that I believed saved me the $2300 I invested. I immediately sold my coins on Dennar, converted them to USDT and sent them to my Coinbase wallet. Of course, after 2 hours it had not been completed. I contacted customer service and was told it had been “delayed due to blockchain issues.” I then let them (as well as her) know that I was just testing out a wallet on a new exchange, I told them that I was doing this because if successful I would then feel 100% comfortable spending $12,000 the next day on MVDT.
    >
    >Within an hour of sending that message, I had my $2300 plus the $300ish profit I made by holding the coin for a few days safely back into my Coinbase Wallet.

    &#x200B;

    u/peacer75 and everyone else who downvoted my comment on the other thread, here’s an example of how that trick DOES work. Scammers are greedy too.

  3. LikelyWriting says:

    You were very lucky to have gotten your money back. The scammers do tend to let you withdraw funds to build your confidence. This was a classic pig butchering scam. Everything on that website was smoke screens though, so you didn’t make any money, you just were able to get some of the scammer’s money lol. Investing in crypto doesn’t work like that. Most are in a downward trend while others are making pennies a day and then losing it the next day.

    Her name and photos don’t matter because they are stolen and you were speaking to a man.

    !crypto

  4. Princessluna44 says:

    I have a very serious question: What about this made you almost wiling to send money to a complete stranger, on a site you had never heard of?

    Again, I’m asking this seriously. I’m glad you avoided the scam, but we get at least 10 of these every hour. I just want to know the thought process.

  5. PleasantAmphibian101 says:

    Wow, you are very fortunate. I wish other people could have caught on in time too

  6. bee_administrator says:

    Isn’t this a repost? I swear I saw this exact post a few days ago. Same amounts and everything…

  7. mozzilaza says:

    Love to hear stories where reddit saved people! Happy to hear you dodged a huge scam

  8. novabliss1 says:

    Props to you man for recognizing that you were in a vulnerable position and wasn’t thinking completely rationally at first. That’s great you got your money back. What a good ending!

  9. When-you-get-home says:

    *I’ll say it again:* Whenever you begin talking to a stranger (someone you have never met) and they eventually being talking about “money” (which is YOUR money) and want you to send it to them, it’s time to STOP talking to that person. This includes Krypto and other types of currency.

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