A crypto scheme in Australia recently took advantage of an elderly nurse preparing for retirement. The poor woman was lured by the return on investment promised by the scheme and the solid investment project they seemed to have.
Retirement Dreams Come to an Abrupt End
The old lady revealed how the scammers took advantage of her in an interview for 2GB radio. Rhonda has worked for over 44 years as a nurse in Sydney and has been saving some funds to help her cope with retirement. Sadly, her plans were dealt a great blow recently after she lost hundreds of thousands of dollars to the crypto Scammers.
Rhonda revealed that she initially invested a small sum of $350 with the scammers while she submitted basic details like her name and email address to them. The scammers also set up a new account for her where she continued to transfer funds.
The initial investment of $350 yielded some positives for her. Subsequently, she increased her investment amount and it kept yielding more profits for the Aussie. In the interview, she also revealed that she had maintained a strong line of communication with the scammers who claimed to be investing and multiplying her hard earned money.
At one time, they advised her to buy a car with some of the money she earned. She however refused the suggestion as she wanted to keep on investing for more returns rather than spending too quickly.
Sadly though, the narratives changed recently for her. Rhonda checked her account recently and noticed that the hundreds of thousands of dollars have disappeared. She tried to contact the scammers but to no avail.
In the meantime, Australian officials have been working hard to fish out the scammers.
While Rhonda has admitted that her luxurious retirement plans may not be realistic anymore, she still has a positive mindset amidst the devastating situation, knowing that her case is not the worst possible.
Australian Minister Warns of the Dangers of Cryptocurrencies
Crypto scams have recently been on the rise, not only in Australia but in countries like South Korea, Serbia and Argentina and the rest of the world. Following the malicious event, Jane Hune sent a note of caution to Aussies who wish to delve into the crypto space.
The Minister spelt out the dangers and reminded the public of how volatile crypto assets can be. While highlighting that Cryptocurrencies are risky, Hune also acknowledged that they have great potential and fill a significant role in the economy.