Every traveller’s worst nightmare: Love Island star Tayla Damir finds herself STRANDED in Lebanon with no money after her bank account was drained by hackers – and the Australian embassy ‘did nothing to help’
Love Island‘s Tayla Damir was left stranded in Lebanon with no money, after hackers targeted her bank accounts and ‘stole her identity’.
The reality star, 22, had been targeted by hackers who ‘cleaned out’ both her business and personal bank accounts while she has been travelling around Europe.
Taking to Instagram, Tayla revealed she is now back in Australia after the scary ordeal that saw her seek help from the Australian Embassy in Lebanon, but to no avail.
Sharing snaps of her lounging on a yacht overseas, Tayla told fans: ‘I’ve landed back in Australia and God it feels good to be home safe.’
She had been travelling through Greece and Lebanon, but was left stranded after hackers targeted her accounts while she was away.
Tayla previously revealed new bank cards sent to her home address had been stolen, her accounts had been ‘wiped clean’ and she wouldn’t be reimbursed for weeks.
Her family stepped in to help, sending Tayla money when she arrived in Lebanon, but hackers attacked once again and Tayla was left with nothing in her accounts.
Sharing a candid video online, the beauty explained: ‘My family put money into my personal account so I could pay my bills, pay my rent and get back to Australia safely.
‘I got an email saying a suspicious amount has come out of my personal account… all the money my family had just put in had been wiped.’
The situation was made worse when Tayla realised her Australian sim card had been hacked, along with her emails, her bank had locked her out of her accounts and her PayPal password had been changed.
Hackers have been trying to access both her Instagram and Facebook accounts too.
Seeking help, Tayla said she went to the Australian Embassy in Lebanon, but claimed they ‘did nothing’ to help, apart from hand her a phone she could use.
Tayla also hit out at her bank provider, Nab, for being ‘unhelpful’.
She claimed: ‘I pretty much got told as a 22-year-old, you are stranded in Lebanon with no money. Not our problem, we’ll deal with it in the morning.’
‘I was so upset, bawling my eyes out in the embassy,’ Tayla said. ‘It’s pretty scary to know that someone has stolen my identity.’
She said of the ordeal: ‘It’s so much harder when you’re on the other side of the world, with people who don’t speak your language and somebody is literally stealing your identity. It’s pretty stressful.’
Daily Mail Australia have reached out to the Australian Embassy in Lebanon and Nab.