Within 10 minutes of posting, she had a handful of virtual suitors — and one stood out.
He suggested they ditch the dating site and switch to email.
They chatted on Facebook for around seven months and he claimed to be an artist from London with two kids.
He claimed he was going to have an exhibition in Cape Town but would first be in Port Elizabeth where his container of art was, even sending her confirmation of his flight tickets. “My total loss was R120 000, where he said he was robbed and required the funds to release the container.
She was soon deeply in love and had never experienced such happiness.
She continued paying money over for his emergencies despite her family and friends warning her it was a scam. Yes, I was very stupid and believe me, nobody is more embarrassed than me, but it all happened so quickly that before you know it, you have given and given and given. I am still considering some professional assistance to help me move forward.
I don’t even have money to put food on the table.” ‘Christian’ mom scared to date A 39-year-old divorced mom with a son remains single and is too scared to look for love online after a scammer targeted her on a Christian dating site.
“My friends advised me to go online and try to find someone to share my life with,” she says via Skype.
Firefly spent a lot of time on her profile, thinking she needed to be entirely honest and open if she hoped to really connect with someone.
The outgoing, high-achiever had been extremely lonely and decided to pay a membership fee for an online dating site last year.
She was drawn to the preacher because his wife had apparently been killed in a car accident a few years before and had not dated since.