“Well the fact of the matter is that it didn’t matter what I said, by way of obstruction or, or refusal, he worked his way around.
And in the end, I was going to the bank and sending him the money” she said. But money transfer documents provided to W5, eventually showed hundreds of thousands of dollars being sent to Singapore, England, Spain and, eventually, Nigeria.
I still don’t know what I did to be so lucky to have you in my life.
I would love to meet you in person.” But before that could happen, Marc told Rosanna he had to take a business trip to Dubai.
She has found that there are many misconceptions and stereotypes about who romance fraud victims and warns that anyone can fall victim to these schemes, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Between long hours at work and not being sure where to meet someone, new singledom can be a lonely place.It’s a lesson Rosanna and Ellen learned the hard way.“It’s easy to fall into the trap it really is” said Rosanna.One of the techniques Polowek has identified is something she calls “love bombing” where victims are smothered with displays of affection, charm and flattery.And the scammers carefully tailor their e-mails to play to the victims’ values and interests.