Doncaster woman shocked after £8,500 is scammed from her in cryptocurrency nightmare
A Doncaster woman was left breathless when she found out that thousand had been scammed from her when she trusted online scammers.
Eloise Jackson was distraught when she learnt that a whopping £8,500 had been taken from her.
The 27 year old from Conisbrough fell victim to online scammers when researching how to invest in cryptocurrency.
Eloise said: “I was reading news articles on my phone about investing so I assumed the resources included would be reputable.
“I trusted that they would be fact checked but it was a scam.”
Eloise said that Neuer Capital looked extremely real when she was communicating with the scammers - even her bank thought the tricksters were legit when the case went through to a fraud team.
“When it hit me that the money was stolen and I wasn’t getting it back I had a desperate cry,” she said.
“I couldn’t breathe and I fell apart.
“I’m fortunate that I could gamble with that money.
“But I fear for people who are desperate for money who could lose their life savings and end up in a really bad situation.
Cryptocurrency is a relatively new way to invest and Eloise fears that the scammers used that against her.
“I knew about people who had invested in it but personally I knew little about it,” she said.
“It can be exciting to feel like you’re jumping on the bandwagon early to something.“But if you’re not familiar it could make it easier for you to be scammed out of your money.”
Unfortunately Eloise has not been able to get any of her money back.
“I can’t stress enough how important it is to check everything over and over, she said.
“You’re not being silly for being careful.
"Just look what happened to me.
“I can’t believe there are people who could do this to a pregnant woman.”
“How do they sleep at night?”
Eloise wants to advise others who are looking to invest to make sure that they research the move properly.
Action Fraud has a list of all registered companies online and the FDA is a good resource against scammers.