Internet romance ‘ruined my life’
Monday 10th December 2012, 5:05PM GMT.
A LONELY pensioner says she has had her life destroyed after she was conned out of her life savings by an internet fraudster operating on a dating website.
The 70-year-old, who wishes to remain anonymous and known only as Mrs B, said that she was tricked into sending over £32,000 to the man, who promised her a long life together and a Christmas holiday in California.
Falling for his tales because she was so desperate not to be alone, Mrs B is now telling her story to prevent any other vulnerable Islander from making the same mistake.
‘Every night I wake up wishing it was all a bad dream because I can’t believe how foolish and stupid I have been,’ she said. ‘I was addicted to his stories like a drug, desperate to get out of this loneliness, but it was all just a cruel con and I’ve been left with nothing.’
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