The Straits Circumstances. Girl almost loses US$5,000 in online love scam

The Straits Circumstances. Girl almost loses US$5,000 in online love scam

Singapore

The 43-year-old IT supervisor met a guy on a popular relationship software who stated he was created in Taiwan but ended up being now residing in america as being a diamond dealer. ST PICTURE: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE – Heartbroken after a relationship that is one-year a guy she came across while gaming on the web finished, Alice ( maybe maybe maybe not her genuine title) made a decision to look for love on the web in July in 2010.

The 43-year-old IT manager met a guy on a popular relationship software who advertised he had been born in Taiwan but had been now residing in america as a diamond dealer.

They might talk and phone one another every on messaging platform WhatsApp day.

“He explained that after his mom passed away about 5 years ago, he has got been experiencing empty and alone, and needed some body inside the life, " Alice told reporters on Wednesday (Sept 4) in an meeting arranged by the authorities to alert of on line love scams which have seen an uptick.

She stated he would send her poems that are romantic time, and selfies and photos of their life that “seemed so real", she would not suspect anything was awry.

He additionally asked her times that are several be their gf and said he’d started to Singapore to meet up her, but she declined as she was nevertheless curing from her break-up.

The man asked her for a loan of US$5,000 (S$7,000) after just two weeks.

“He stated he previously a package of diamonds well well worth US$800,000 and required assist to spend the custom fees so your package could achieve his customers, " stated Alice, whom talked to reporters in the Police Headquarters.

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