Currency conversion scam

A U. of I. student reported that she was scammed out of $2,000 Australian dollars that she was attempting to convert to Chinese Yuan. The student joined a social media group and asked for help converting the money. Another user indicated he could help, and the student sent him the money. A day later, he claimed he had not received it, but the student’s bank confirmed he had. The offender then stopped returning the student’s messages.