I lost $400 to Credit-for-Sex scam

Anonymous | 01 May 2019

Credit-for-Sex Scam
Came across this online dating profile send a message via Instagram in Feb 2019, message replied on 6 March then slowly exchange details in Line. I was being told that she was a student here, no money then asking for a date for $100 sounded very reasonable. Then came the day for meet-up but I needed to pay more for "verification" by  purchasing a gift card of $100 and a further payment of $300 in gift cards first for a guarantor. The money would eventually be refunded to me once the person appeared. But the guy named Ah Kun wanted more - $600. By this time, I knew it was a scam, but it was too late.