I am a permanent resident in Singapore.
I met Asanka Sampath Sonnadara, Sri Lankan, in 2018 through an introduction of Srilankan friend. This is for investments in forex where he guaranteed good returns on weekly basis if i invested in bitcoins. He is well educated and speaks good English.
He visited me twice in Singapore and took investments in bitcoin and took money in Singapore dollar to his UOB bank account in Singapore as well as to his Commercial bank account in Sri Lanka.
The funds were taken with written agreement to generate investment returns in equities and forex trading through bitcoin.;
He paid the first instalment of interest after first week. After that since September 2018 he started playing games that things are getting stuck here and there and finally confessed one day that the funds are lost while he was still trading from Bali Indonesia.
Later he visited me again in Singapore to explain the situation and got another 16500$ to help in bitcoin trades with promise to recover the losses.
Here also he paid some money initially and after two weeks he started giving reasons for money not being paid.
He said his mom is undergoing heart surgery and is at the Government hospital in Colombo 7 and sent pictures of his mom in general ward.
He kept saying that I need to pay him more money to get the original. In this way he already got few thousand dollars.
The original money I gave was 45000$ and the additional amount of 16500$ was paid later.
By mid 2019, i informed this to a common friend in Singapore and he got very upset about this and started abusing verbally. But after speaking to his friend, he paid me around 950$ and promised to pay weekly to close out the balance.
He agreed to pay me 70k SGD in total to compensate for the delays etc.
Not a single cent came after that point. He played some dramas on being arreseted and went MIA for few weeks claiming that he was arrested and local guys have beaten him up in SL and he was jailed. Finally he said he got released and sent some sad looking pictures.
I took pity and said, if his intentions are good he can pay me in some time after he recovers from the trauma. He kept sending messages after that saying he got into some managed trading for some investors and will be coming to singapore soon. He kept texting me or calling me to say he came to singapore, doing things working on it etc etc and drag dates since Feb 2020 till today (10 July 2020). He has sent screen shots of money sitting in his account but would not pay me. He claims that he is managing this money for some investors with dodgy business so he cant do straightforward.
He also told me that they issued a DD for 50K which he can immediately transfer last week. He played this trick of fund transfer from overseas accounts for few days before that and claimed it takes time for international wire and hence i have to wait, but after 5 working days when I asked he says that the senders (apparently the same investors reversed it and if he asks he might lose his current job of managing their funds with them) !!
Now a local DD according to him took more than a week to clear even after showing his bank account balance with 68400 SGD in his HSBC account.
Please be cautious of this person or his links to avoid getting scammed like me.
He calls and threatens to sue me if I don’t remove the blogs. Claims he has legal advise to sue me as these are defamatory in nature. This is untrue as these are true facts and all the emails are recorded.