Hi, my Name is Aniket ,I am from India and i am 30 years old. I have been living in Dubai for a few years, having a pretty ordinary life as an engineer in a small construction company. But last summer something unexpected happened that turned my life - both emotionally and financially - upside down. I realized recently that I met a scammer in form of an Indian man, who not only tortured me emotionally for months but also manipulated me to the level that i exhausted myself financially over past 1 year. I literally gave him everything I had ever earned, saved and accumulated based on all of his stories and fabrications. He told me various stories that he needed the money for this and that and his stories pulled on my heart strings. I thought I was helping him, with his family, his poverty, his work. I gave him money, gave him food, bought him tickets for this extensive travel and helped him with his visa, passport and even helped him in getting license for work. It now turns out that everything he had told me was a lie. And moreover he had done this trick with other people. Plenty of others, leaving a trial of emotional and financial ruin behind him. I gave him not only my money, but also my time, energy, devotion and love. But he betrayed it all. Many times over.
I feel so awkward posting this on here but truth be told it has taken me months to just come to terms with my own actions and my naivety, and as hard as it is to say it - my blindness. I thought I was helping, but I was just being taken for a ride by an unscrupulous man with no morals and only deception as his agenda.
But ultimately I know that I have been fooled and defrauded out of everything I ever had. Unfortunately, i am now deeply in debt, having tried to help this person. In short, I am only now waking up from the spell I’ve been under, and waking up to a devastating reality of being financially ruined by a person, whom I’d trusted fully with everything. Perhaps it’s this that hurts the most. It’s hard to say.
I know this fund raising campaign might sound like I’m making myself out to be a hapless victim, but this is unfortunately where I find myself to be.
I have lost almost 48000 US dollars from my account. It’s all I’ve worked for my whole life. And it will take me years to earn this back, unless the banks try to put me in jail here for defaulting on my debts - which is not impossible where I live.
The man who took my Money has disappeared and is untraceable. The banks are chasing me and also on the edge of losing my job given the crisis that we are in.
I’m looking for any help I can get. Eternally grateful for anything you can do to help dig me out of this hole that I’m in. Thank you 🙏🏼
As its being said a little kindness goes long way. I keep telling myself that I am not alone in this, that there are many others somewhere on this beautiful earth suffering from same emotional abuse. I am also thinking of setting up a blog or a group to help people who have or is suffering from same.