PART TWO: Romance fraud victim, Firefly, talks about the shocking discovery she made about the man she thought she could trust. If you missed Part One, read it here.
She said: I started to get suspicious when the demand for money increased – I was asked to transfer £30,000 because the boy had cholera and needed treatment.
I said no but he kept pushing. After that he tried different tactics – coming up with lies about giving him money to help free up some inheritance and things like that.
One day I decided to do some investigating so I cut and pasted the first email I had received from my scammer and put it into Google. It turned up all over the internet with warnings about scams.
I was shocked – a message I had thought was personal, just for me, had been used on countless other victims.
I blamed myself
The first instinct was to blame myself and after that I began doubting my own judgement. I believed I was a smart person, I never imagined I would be fooled...
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