Today I feel like sharing the story of how I got scammed by someone I trusted. There is a lot of background needed to understand the context behind this bitter experience, I'm going to try to summarize it and be as brief as possible. Let's start!
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2013 was a year with a lot of changes for me. On April of that year I joined the Mormon church after a friend invited me. Three years later I quit that church, but this story takes place before I lost my testimony, I consider myself agnostic now. I was very active on that church, I went to meetings and I participated in almost all activities, specially the ones for the young single adults.
On November of that year there was a convention on a neighbor state called Guerrero. It was a gathering of all the young people from the church that were single. Young is considered below 30 years on that church, but I'm sure that there were people older than that. By 30, you should have already gotten married and start having kids for the Lord hahaha. They took us to a place called Taxco, Guerrero. It's a very beautiful colonial town with many uphill streets with trails made of river stone. This town is famous for selling silver and it also considered as a "Magical Town".
I think we were at least 500 to 600 young people int hat gathering, I was able to meet a lot of new people from that church. There was a big dance with live music, cultural activities and the food in general was good. There was one person that stood over the crowd, it was a tall beefy guy with tattoos on his arms, as you may have heard, Mormons don't use tattoos, but there is no impediment of converting to that religion if you have already tattoos.
After the convention I started talking with this friend. Turned out that we had a lot in common, we both liked video games and owned an Xbox 360. We exchanged gamertags, and we started playing some games together or chatting in "Xbox Live Parties", in case you don't know, these are like voice group chats where a handful of users can join.
We also talked through WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. Everything was fine for several months but around June he started sending me pictures of cellphones that he was selling. These were very good phones, and he was selling them for a very good price. I was not interested on a new phone at the moment, so I did not offer him any money.
About a week or couple of weeks later he offered me more products that were more interesting for me. The prices were very good, so I convinced my brother that we should invest on some of these products and then resell them, we were going to keep some of them. He told me that her sister worked on the airport and these products were left there because of customs issues or something like that. This guy was actually from Acapulco, Guerrero and I think her sister worked on the airport on that city.
He offered us TVs, Gaming Laptops, iPads, Projector and many other technological gadgets. The prices were very, very good, and we got greedy. I only bought like three things but my brother invested more heavily, we ended up spending about 35k Mexican Pesos, that would be around 1,750 USD at today's prices.
After thinking little about it, we decided to make him the transfer. It seems that everything was going alright, I trusted my friend and I had seen that he had done some successful sales to some people. One day passed, three days passed, five days passed and nothing. Every time I talked with him, he gave me a convincing excuse. Our patience started to run out, and then he told us that the guys at the storage had done something. I don't remember exactly which was his excuse, but he redirected me to someone else who is I remember correctly he was in charge of the storage where they kept the things. That person didn't send us the products.
At the end he scammed us, he never returned the money and not sure if he was telling the truth, but he told me that he got threats from other people that also did not receive their things. He even showed me a picture of a bullet, he told me that someone went to his house and shot. Of course at this point I was almost sure that this was also a lie. We lost that money.
I share this story to hopefully teach a lesson that we learned the hardest way. If it's too good to be true, it probably is. This of course applies to crypto scams and every possible scam out there. I lost money and I lost a "friend", I knew that I should not trust tattooed Mormons, just kidding.
I quit the Mormon church three years after I joined, this was not one of the reasons though, I quit because it was not longer true for me, I have already talked about that here, it's in Spanish though.
Have you ever been scammed by someone you trusted?
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