With all the effort spent into getting a loan like this would it not be more profitable for them just to get real jobs?
Who would not mind a $640 extra ? He had like 30 posts. Unbelievable...
It's the website that made him seem credible enough to me. It was Bitcoin-centric, gave a professionally-animated video business plan utilizing BTC in FI (I believe the intent was to provide cloud computing services accepting BTC for payment), and looked fairly professional.
It does seem like a very time-costly (or resource-costly, assuming he didn't do the work himself) way to scam for $500, so I'm not entirely convinced he's a scammer, but definitely a non-communicative scrammer. OTOH, he could still be a queer identity thief. *shrug*