A Perth lady who lost a huge number of dollars in a Nigerian online Love scam has recuperated piece of the cash after a police investigation.
The lady, who just needs to be known as Jenny, is the first known WA love scam victimized person to get any cash back.
Jenny, 51, has created a connection with a man called Gary on the internet dating site RSVP 2013.
The Nigerian scammers had stolen a photograph off a site and had made an invented profile for Gary, who claimed to be in love with her and required cash for a business-related emergency.
“We created a relationship online fairly quickly, and decently quickly he began asking for cash and I sent those totals of cash after around six weeks,” she said.
“When he needed to send his cash back by means of me, I doubted there was something truly wrong here and posed a few questions and wound up with [police] Project Sunbird, who confirmed it was a scam”.