But before she fell into the trap and realized she’d been scammed, there was talk of their future together, along with daily phone calls, emails, and texts.
Whoever he or they were, they were working her hard: computer forensics that would come later would discover more than 7,000 emails over the course of 5.5 months.
Last September, we brought you an online dating tale with a happy ending: guy falls in love with a buxom blonde/millionaire heiress who friends him on Facebook, gets ready to send her a wad of cash so she can supposedly come to the US (which she somehow needed in spite of that rich daddy of hers), dumps his fiancée, and gets saved in the nick of time by aforementioned dumped fiancée. Last year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took in reports from 2,620 Australians who’d lost almost $23 million to dating and romance scams. Armstrong told her story to police, researchers and the ACCC during a Queensland University of Technology symposium on romance fraud. Armstrong’s story: 5 years ago, at the age of 53, she signed up to a dating site.
The woman, 59-year-old Sharon Armstrong, is from New Zealand.
Walking around certain areas of Buenos Aires or Mendoza feels like being in Milan, Italy during fashion week.
Notice I said plenty of model-esque girls in Argentina.
Because she followed her own smitten heart, she wound up spending 2.5 years in an Argentinian jail for unwittingly attempting to smuggle cocaine sewn into the lining of a suitcase at her “lover’s” request.