An advertisement on Facebook a few months ago was what lured Hanne into the arms of what she believed were skilled and very understanding bitcoin investors.
“A couple of clicks on an ad and I suddenly had the nicest personal advisor on the phone, Laura, who was keen to hear about the project I wanted to support with some of the profits from my investments. She gained my trust with her empathetic, chummy and pleasant tone. During one of our conversations I had some problems with my computer and she offered to help me key in my details if I could just grant her access – and it all went smoothly… I had soon set up an account with a well-known German bank and transferred the first sum of money,” explains Hanne.
Dangerous investments: Hanne cheated out of DKK 500,000
“I can’t believe how skilled they were – or that I allowed myself to be cheated!”
The equity released from 74-year-old Hanne’s home was supposed to pay for the little extras to sweeten her retirement and help poor women in Tunisia. Instead, the money ended up in the hands of expert fraudsters who enticed her with a quick, sizeable and sure profit from bitcoin.