I fell victim to an elaborate investment scam and, upon realizing the situation, I immediately took steps to report the incident and seek assistance. My first action was to report the incident to the local authorities in Portugal. Additionally, I contacted Binance, MetaMask, and Blockchain to report the situation and seek guidance.
Initially, I was approached with an offer to recover funds stuck in the blockchain and was instructed to create an account on a specific platform, where I made an initial deposit of €250. Subsequently, I purchased Ethereum on Binance and transferred it to a supposed MetaMask wallet.
Throughout the process, I was asked to pay various fees and expenses, including one for an "anti-terrorism license." Over time, I began to suspect and ultimately realized it was a scam.
Furthermore, I received USDT tokens in my MetaMask wallet, which were identified as fake by the MetaMask user safety team. These tokens have no monetary value and were part of the fraudulent scheme. I was advised by the support teams not to make any more deposits into my MetaMask wallet or send money to those involved in the scam.
This account is provided to support investigations and alert others about the nature of this scam, in the hope of preventing future victims.