"How could you give money to someone you have never met?"
Many people Jan asked that when she first told them about the scam.
If you were being groomed by a scammer, would you know? Jan Marshall certainly didn’t. Life was good, Jan had set herself up well and was looking for a companion to share that with. Just as countless thousands around the world do every day, Jan turned to an online dating website.
In just a few months Jan believed she was ‘in love’ with her scammer, accepted his proposal of marriage, and sent him money - ALL her money.
How did it happen? How was someone as intelligent as Jan so thoroughly scammed?
Jan is courageously sharing every detail of her relationship with the scammer, so you will be better able to recognise a scammer if one comes into your life.
Text messages, emails, bank transactions - it’s all here, the whole sordid story.
Could it happen to you - probably! Read how Jan recovered, what she discovered and what she has to share with you so that you can make better choices than she did.
The recovery process was complex, dealing with grief, shame and complex, devastating financial situations.
You might think it can’t happen to you, or someone you love, but you’d be wrong.
“Jan Marshall is a vital voice in the discourse on romance fraud.”
Dr Cassandra Cross, co-author of Cyber Frauds, Scams and their Victims.