Jan Marshall works as a change manager for large corporations, she had a successful career and hoped to find love.Soon after leaving Brisbane for Melbourne in August 2012, she signed onto an online dating site, where unbeknownst to her she was singled out by a Nigerian syndicate'Then, when he was apparently on his way to the airport (to come to Australia) he had a car crash and was in hospital, they had other people like nurses and doctors contact you, a document showing the expenses and others playing other roles,' she said.'I would pay over 0,000 to them, that included savings, additional credit and ultimately I took money out of a self-managed super fund, which I wasn't supposed to do and which now has me in strife with the the tax office.'I am a professional person, in a well paid job, and my friends say that if they lined up 10 people in a line to see who would be caught out that I wouldn’t have been the last one to have been duped by a scam like this.' Delia Rickard, deputy chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), said: 'Scammers are stealing not only your money but also your data, which they then use to commit identity theft or to sell to other scammers.'It left me in a lot of strife, I gave him money from my pay, I had to borrow money to get through that first month, I closed down a lot of discretionary spending and I am still in strife in credit card and tax office debt,' she warned."That means as you get older you have to be even more vigilant."Aside from social security and a reverse mortgage check, Janet Cook works part-time as a church secretary to supplement her modest income.She's now trying to recoup some of her lost savings from match.com, the site where the scammer found her.
Soon after leaving Brisbane for Melbourne in August 2012, she signed onto the dating site, Plenty Of Fish.'I hadn’t had a lot of relationships before and I quickly got approached by someone who claimed to be an engineer in America, and he said "I would be happy to go anywhere for the right person", that’s apparently what they say,' Ms Marshall told Daily Mail Australia.
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