Scams are nothing new in the crypto industry. From ICOs that received money and then vanished to trading sites that went down with investors’ funds, there is no shortage of people who’ve lost their hard-earned money in their pursuit of the Bitcoin millions. For most, the logical next step was reporting the crime to authorities and letting them investigate. Not for one Indian teenager. The young man had received some money from his father to invest in cryptos and he had been doing well. This was until he met an online stranger who promised him unbelievable returns. When the stranger made away with the money, the teenager called the FBI for a month for help. When none was forthcoming, he threatened to blow up the Miami Airport.
The young man, whose name was withheld, had received $1,000 from his father who runs an NGO to invest in cryptos. According to The Hindustan Times, he had been thriving and had turned in some decent profits over the past five months. Unfortunately, the young man met a stranger who claimed to be from the U.S on an online gaming platform. The stranger promised the naïve teenager that he would help him make even better returns and, unaware of what he was walking into, the young man transferred $1,000 to the stranger.