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I just met with an old friend, i remember she told me she invested 3 million Colombian peso in April, 2017 in Bitcoin. That was +/- $1,060 USD that time or +/- $9,400 today. When i told her how much it was worth today she was excited because today that’s 36 million peso where i live. And she has a debt to pay to the bank on a loan for an apartment, especially now during the crisis that would put her out of debt instantly. So obviously i asked her if she still had the “seed” or wallet in a secure place, she didn’t understand what i was asking. A bit deeper into the conversation she told me her son knew a guy to invest bitcoin, he told her that there was a flat fee of 1 million peso to open up a wallet and the other 2 million would be invested. I told her she got scammed, because she did not have the private key of her wallet and when she asked to get money from her investment this person again lied to her and told her that whats left of today is only 250,000 Colombian pesos or $65 USD. There was no contract or anything written on paper, the only thing as evidence she had was a mail on how much money they agreed to invest. I’m thinking now of offering some free/paid advice now trough online marketplaces in my city and country, people need to know they can open a wallet for free and how to purchase Bitcoins themselves and how they can secure their investments with a hardware wallet and how to sell their Bitcoin. I see daily stories on Reddit/Twitter/Facebook of people getting scammed, ive also been selling hardware wallets trough my online store in my country ( i’m not an authorized distributor but i’ve prevented some scams where other online sellers sold opened/tampered wallets )
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I just met with an old friend, i remember she told me she invested 3 million Colombian peso in April, 2017 in Bitcoin.

That was +/- $1,060 USD that time or +/- $9,400 today.

When i told her how much it was worth today she was excited because today that’s 36 million peso where i live.

And she has a debt to pay to the bank on a loan for an apartment, especially now during the crisis that would put her out of debt instantly.

So obviously i asked her if she still had the “seed” or wallet in a secure place, she didn’t understand what i was asking.

A bit deeper into the conversation she told me her son knew a guy to invest bitcoin, he told her that there was a flat fee of 1 million peso to open up a wallet and the other 2 million would be invested.

I told her she got scammed, because she did not have the private key of her wallet and when she asked to get money from her investment this person again lied to her and told her that whats left of today is only 250,000 Colombian pesos or $65 USD.

There was no contract or anything written on paper, the only thing as evidence she had was a mail on how much money they agreed to invest.

I’m thinking now of offering some free/paid advice now trough online marketplaces in my city and country, people need to know they can open a wallet for free and how to purchase Bitcoins themselves and how they can secure their investments with a hardware wallet and how to sell their Bitcoin.

I see daily stories on Reddit/Twitter/Facebook of people getting scammed, ive also been selling hardware wallets trough my online store in my country ( i’m not an authorized distributor but i’ve prevented some scams where other online sellers sold opened/tampered wallets )

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