I’ve known my friend for years, and I thought I could trust him. He had been going through a tough time financially and he approached me asking for a loan of $300.
He said he needed it to pay off some bills. I was hesitant at first, but I decided to trust him and loan him the money.
Little did I know, he had something else in mind for the money.
After I loaned him the money, I saw from a mutual friend’s Instagram a while later that he had used the money which I loaned him to buy Toto tickets. I was beyond angry. I had trusted him and he had taken advantage of me.
I thought about confronting him about it but then I realized it was too late. He had already spent the money, and there was no way I was going to get it back.
Had I known that he had loaned the money from me for buying Toto tickets, I would not have given a loan to him.
I always believe that if you do not have enough to even make your ends meets, you should not even gamble at all.
I was heartbroken. I had trusted my friend when he asked for a loan because I didn’t mind helping a friend out if they were really struggling with their bills and he had betrayed me.
He had taken advantage of my trust and I didn’t know what to do about it because what’s done had already been done.
I decided the best thing to do was to just move on with this incident and be more wary whenever he tries to take a loan from me again.