UAE: How Dating App Founder Almost Lost $250,000 in European Investment Scam

Maxion, UAE’s first matchmaking app, was recently targeted by a $1.75 million investment scam. Christiana Maxion, the AI-powered concierge founder, uncovered the fraud after incurring $12,000 in travel expenses and narrowly avoiding a $250,000 loss. The scam involved false claims of investment from a Swiss advisor, unrealistic demands for cryptocurrency, and forged documents. Despite the ordeal, Maxion remains focused on raising genuine seed funding to expand their dating services across new markets, including launching ‘Indian Connections’ and ‘Muslim Marriages’ portals later this year. Read more here.