Why not, thought Ellen, even though she’d previously dipped her toe in the pool of men online, and found them wanting. Ellen says “Dave” told her he had been left a sizeable inheritance offshore, but because of a lawyer’s incompetence, he had to clear some debts before he could sell the assets.“I am of the nature that I would help anybody,” Ellen says.She was single, her kids were grown and had lives of their own. “I don’t like the idea of not being able to help somebody if I can.”Emails from “Dave” to Ellen, which she provided to the Star, use endearments like “baby,” “honey” and “sweetheart,” and end with “hugs, kisses and love.” Ellen says she wasn’t head-over-heels for him — which would make her different from many other victims of romance scams — and by the end of the con, she just wanted her money back.
A and life-affirming celebration of love, marriage and family that explores the most heart-wrenching question of all: After a whirlwind courtship, Gabby and Travis wed and build a family together, making every decision hand-in-hand until one of them is forced to make the most important choice of their life alone.“Some are asking for money within two weeks,” Williams says.“Some wait nine months before making their approach.” Why?It can start with a few hundred dollars, or a thousand. “He said, ‘It’s not a game.’ And what was the excuse?The amounts can build until the victim becomes suspicious, or there’s nothing left. It’s a complicated tale, which she traces back to October 2010, when a girlfriend urged her to try online dating. “So I just put it on the line and said, ‘What’s up with this? He was trying to unravel his father’s estate.”That is when it appears the scam began in earnest.Over the past four years, Canadians have reported losses of almost million to authorities.
And the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre thinks only a small percentage of victims tell anyone what’s happened to them.
Or someone might reach out and start the conversation. He may also have a touching backstory: widowed, “lost their wife in a tragic accident, and are sometimes left with a child to care for.” “They want to know who you’re looking for,” Williams says.
“They want to know who you’re looking for because that’s who they become.”Then comes the ask.
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