On September 16, 2022, shortly after 5 PM, I received a text message from a stranger. She claimed to be living in Boston. She claimed her name was ~Angela Chu. She claimed she worked in the cosmetics industry. We began to text back and forth over the next several weeks. We formed a "friendship". At the same time, I was skeptical as to who she was.
Nonetheless, I kept texting with her. Eventually, she introduced me to Cryptocurrency. I was interested in Cryptocurrency, so I let ~Angela Chu guide me through. I withdrew a lot of funds from my M&T Bank account, and transferred my funds to Crypto.com. I transferred about 35309.86 out of my own funds.
After that, I transferred those funds from Crypto.com to the MetaMask wallet. Here I was supposedly making extra income on a mine pool. The mine pool on Metamask ended in December of 2022.
I supposedly made 74497.21 on the MetaMask minepool. I was asked by Metamask to pay a 30% tax on this income I can made. This rounded to about 22400. I paid this amount. After I paid this amount, Metamask said I had made an error. They said I needed to pay an additional 37248.60. This 37248.60 is what MetaMask called a Security Deposit. They said that if I did not pay this Security Deposit by January, 10 2023, my credit rating would be reduced, I would be blacklisted as a defaulter, and I would not receive my 74497.21 back.
~Angela Chu, the person that was guiding me through all this, said that I would have to pay the 37248.60 Security Deposit. There was no way of working around it.
I refused to pay this amount, and now I am filing a complaint.