Form received 2021-05-10 15:41:08
What name did the scammer use?: Kaorie
How old did the scammer say they were?: 24
What site/app did you first meet the scammer on? Please provide a link if possible.: Tinder
Who made the first contact?: I contacted them first.
If they asked you to leave the site/app and go elsewhere, where did they take you?: Instagram and Line. The Instagram account was @kw021297, and the Line account name was in another language, but the username may have been the following: _deOHTt9XWNHKvBQVmeE34K2FE-TuTJLJ15uvwHU
Scammer's email address if you have it.: email@example.com
If they gave you a phone number, please add it here.: 9260752132, 9086317176
How much money did they demand?: $2000 initially, lowered to $580
Name you were told to send the money to.: Jomar Mangila, Lexter Pael
What country/city were you told to send the money to?: Cebu City, Phillipines
How were you to send the money ?: Paypal, xoom, Remitly
What steps, if any, have you already taken to block the scammer?: I blocked the scammer on Instagram (although I already can't find their account when I google search it, so they likely use other accounts). I then deleted my Instagram account (which can be undone for up to 30 days). I deactivated my Facebook and Twitter accounts as well. I deleted my Line account.
Are there any other details you wish to share? Anything you say may help prevent someone else from being scammed.: I matched with the scammer on Tinder, and then the user convinced me to add them on Instagram. On Instagram, we chatted briefly, and then the scammer asked me to download Line, which he/she said was the most common communication app in Japan, where she was initially from. On Line, she started a video chat with me, so I answered and there was a video of a naked woman. She told me to undress as well, and after getting my face and body on video, the video call abruptly ended and it was revealed that the video had been recorded and would be sent to all of my Instagram followers one after another if I didn't pay $2000, with screenshots of my followers usernames, as well as the video itself, being sent to me to demonstrate the capability of sending the video to them. Also, for what its worth, the scammer told me to pay to the Bank of the Phillipines (BPI), specifically to account number 8219197609.