How would you feel when after working so hard to earn a few $$ by making quality posts, comments etc and someone just comes from the blues to steal your hard earned SBD?😡😡
It was past midnight already but I decided to make a post(as a hardworking Steemian)😁😁 before hitting the bed.
The current rise in the price of SBD got me all smiles as I punched keys upon keys on my laptop.
I remembered I needed to get a few things this week and decided to sell off some SBDs in exchange for cash to enable me purchase those items this week.
Little did I know that my plans would be halted be a greedy somebody.
I picked up my phone and went straight to the Airhawk exchange community on Telegram.
Air-hawk Exchange is an exchange platform built on the Steem blockchain for converting SBDs and STEEMs into cash. They are the middle man between the buyer and the seller. It is a trust worthy platform as I have exchanged SBDs successfully in time past from the exchange community. They have a whatsapp and Telegram community where transaction is made in the open. SBD is sent to Airhawk Exchange with the buyer's name as the memo and then the buyer goes ahead to pay the seller. After the seller must have confirmed receipt of payment, the SBD is then released to the buyer.
It was already 2 am and as such, I was almost certain there wouldn't be a anyone available but to buy but I decided to give it a try anywhere.
I made my intention known in the group but didn't get a response from anyone and had already decided to go to bed instead when I got a PM(personal message) from a certain DreamChaser.
Dreamchaser is the name of the founder of the Airhawk community exchange group.
So I felt I was safe dealing with the admin, I mean, he had his reputation to protect right?
He(fake dreamchaser) told me I could send the SBD to blocktrades with a certain memo: b2e609c9-ac26-4d9b-9866-f32fec69c26a.
Again, I felt I could trust him, I didn't listen to the signs. Painfully I didn't believe the signs.....
He told me Airhawk Exchange needed more Delegation power and as such, needs to buy more SBDs.
Heaven knows I had doubts. My instincts told me I shouldn't continue with the transaction but I was adamant.
I know right? Stubborn geh....
Few minutes after sending the SBD to him, he was yet to credit me and I sent him messages, asking for my money to be sent to my account as I would love to go to bed.
He didn't reply......
He came back few minutes telling me he's sorry for the delay.
I just knew something was fishy but I prayed my instincts were lying to me.
Before I knew what was happening, he had started deleting chats.
After several minutes of waiting without a reply, I gave up.
I knew I had been scammed.
Just then, he changed his name from Dreamchaser to Sam EtherLink CEO and then thereafter, Terry, shortly after, he soon changed to Thomson.
He probably has a thing for T's...lol
Painful thing is I wasn't the only one who got scammed, another steemian also got scammed of 6 STEEM at about the same time I got scammed of 20 SBD.
@folly-pandy sent 6 STEEM to him in exchange for cash to enable him support a friend who was stranded in Port Harcourt and now this?
I feel so angry about this....
I feel so sad for him too because I know he most definitely wouldn't go Scott free.
I didn't steal no SBDs. I worked hard for them and ain't nobody stealing them from me.
I was stupid, I know
I was careless, I know
But that isn't enough for one to cheat another all in a bid to make gain.
Well, I do hope this post serves as a warning to many Steemians out there who would also love to exchange their STEEM/SBD for cash.
There are scammers everywhere. Don't fall like I did.
I learned the hard way, please learn from my lesson.
Attached below are few screenshots to prove this claim....
My chat with him
His chat with @folly-pandy
His chat with @folly-pandy after deleting his chats like he did with mine
My chat with him after he had successfully deleted all chats
The real dreamchaser, admin
I learnt he has several accounts so take note
An upvote and/or a resteem to get the word out there would also be greatly appreciated.
My name is Juliet Israel and I just got scammed. 🙆🏻♀✌🏻