Home Scam/Fraud ‘I have been attacked emotionally’: Romance scam victim speaks out to help...

‘I have been attacked emotionally’: Romance scam victim speaks out to help others

3

A Warkworth woman says speaking publicly about how she was conned by an online romance scammer has helped her move on from the emotional hurt he caused.

Thea Strydom fell hard for a charming man posing as a New Zealand engineer trapped overseas without access to his Kiwi bank accounts, and agreed to send him money.

She initially sent him smaller amounts, and was only saved from a larger financial loss by an officer at BNZ who twice refused to allow a money transfer to go ahead.

“I have been attacked emotionally. I felt hurt and also feel a failure to myself that I let this happen to me,” said Strydom, who came to New Zealand in the 1990s after her first husband was murdered in South Africa.

READ MORE:
* How I almost lost thousands after falling for email hacking scam
* Coronavirus: Beware Covid-19 shopping scams ahead of a looser level 3
* New Zealand scam victims reveal the pain and self-loathing of being sucked in

But after…

Click here for full article: [source_domain