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His messages began to refer to Felix as ‘our son’ (Sara has no children of her own). They’d speak on the phone and he called her Mum (it was her scammer using voice-morphing technology).When it was ‘Felix’s birthday’, Sara sent money for an i Phone. ‘I believed in the boy – that was my weak point,’ she says.The more I protested my innocence, the more legal pressure I was subjected to.In the end, I was blackmailed by the legal system into pleading guilty to something - anything so they would lift restraining orders that forced me to move out and have no contact with her or my kids.According to police, such fraud increased by 16 per cent in 2014-15, with recorded losses of more than £33 million.
I was innocent - and the victim of her drunken rage - but nothing I could say or do seemed to matter.
In another case, divorcée Suzanne Hardman, then 56, was defrauded of £170,000 by ‘James Richards’, a widower living in Portsmouth.
In fact, James was a gang of Nigerian fraudsters who were later convicted.
Using age-old marketing techniques, Christian created a picture of their life together so real that the victim actually went house-hunting for the two of them.
The life he described would all be theirs, if they could just get those few final obstacles out of the way…Dating fraud is becoming more sophisticated, more successful – and more devastating to its victims.
When he had an accident and needed surgery, Sara paid for it. ‘I tried my best to help that child.’‘Even when the fraud is revealed, they find it hard to let go.