I got matched with this account on tinder going by the name Emma, ethnicity Chinese, who wanted to instantly move the conversation to WhatsApp.
The WhatsApp account was setup under a name “jamie chen” (different from tinder) with no profile picture. The phone number used on WhatsApp was a VoIP from a VoIP app (+65 3*** ***5) which can be created in less than 5 minutes using a VPN.
The conversation went on for a few days when they finally asked me to set up an account on okex (crypto exchange) and then shared the link to add 100-500 usdt on it promising that they will make me profit from it.
The link was obviously phishy and i never opened it but it would most likely have phished my crypto exchange passwords or simply went away with the 100-500 usdt i add to the platform.
I did not figure this entire thing out from the very beginning and only started getting suspicious as days went on.
Beware guys, no hot girl wants to help you make money on crypto hours after you match on Tinder.
How does investment scam:
You receive a message from someone claiming to be stockbrokers or bank or financial company employees on social networking sites like Facebook, WeChat or Line. They ask you to share personal details like NRIC and passport numbers for an investment form. You are then asked to transfer money to banks in Hong Kong and China, pay hefty administrative and security fees, and taxes in order to receive the profits and returns.
You may also receive phone calls from people claiming to be from the Hong Kong Monetary Authority or Hong Kong Overseas Control Centre, asking for a deposit before profits can be released.
In other cases, you may be asked by an online friend to invest in cryptocurrencies, which are highly volatile and unregulated in Singapore.