The ministry was planning an awareness campaign next year.After four years of dating as an age 50-plus single, Sue Barenholtz knows what she’s looking for in a companion.On March 30, he said he needed extra money to get home, and wanted to buy the woman a Gucci bag as a thank you.
“Don’t let your heart get in the way of basic common sense,” says Siciliano.
They say you never know what you’re going to find on a dating website.
On further consideration (while I'm about to be late for work), perhaps I'm about to find out what the opposite sex think about my chances with their (fairer) race...
A widow became the victim of what's thought to be New Zealand's biggest internet dating scam after losing 0,000 in a little over 10 weeks.
Each transaction was done via the Western Union money transfer service and he said he would repay her promptly after selling the gems.
The woman, who has grown-up children, said the man was convincing because he knew geology jargon, was romantic and relentlessly reassuring.She realised she'd been conned after watching a TV documentary about internet scammers.The ordeal has seen her go from having a mortgage-free home to being "utterly and totally in debt" and facing the prospect of losing her house.The North Island businesswoman said she felt destroyed and violated by the experience and wants to remain anonymous for fear of public humiliation.She agreed to tell her story to stop other lonely Kiwis falling victim and said her nightmare began when she created a profile on on March 12.Over the next two months he requested various amounts, the largest being 0,000 which he needed to get his passport back from Hong Kong Customs.