Hi, everyone. I am Yingying, an international student studying in MA for my Ph.D degree in Food Science. I have been here for almost 2 years and I am certainly in a financial hardship, especially I spent almost all the money on tuition in the first year (my advisor doesn't finance me ironically). I am trying to fighting it all the time so I work in dining hall every single weekend even if I have to work in lab during the day. To save money, I have to take the leftover foods from dining hall and I even took the foods from trash. In fact I could still survive if I work in dining hall. However, I met a scammer and he texted me pretended he were my labmate to let me buy him giftcards. I have no idea what happened to me and he added his bank account to my credit card account so I trusted him that moment. Since the bank system is different from my country, I didn't know his bank account was frozen until my credit card company returned all the payments "he made". And then he disappeared, my account was closed. I called my credit company to explain but they insisted I should repay all those payments over $6500 in total. This amount is definitely overwhelming as the money in my saving account is less then 10k. I still need to pay for my housing and foods and part of tuition in summer and next fall. I am very desperate now and honestly death seems the best option for me, because I don't think I could suffer from it any more. I don't know if I deserve to be here or I deserve to continue my study. Now I am still trying to see if I have a chance, I would still keep working in dining hall but I do need some additional help to reduce my stress because I really love my major and I do want to focus on study instead of struggling with earning a life alone here.
Please email me if you make a donation for helping me. I want to let you know how I am now and want to know your name to thank you.