'I felt sick!' Retired widow loses £40,000 after 'looking for companionship'

'I felt sick!' Retired widow loses £40,000 after 'looking for companionship'

'I felt sick!' Retired widow loses £40,000 after 'looking for companionship' A WIDOW was left feeling "extremely disappointed" in herself after falling victim to online romance fraud and sending over £40,000 to a scammer. For Love or Money: Woman gets scammed out of £40,000 Retired nursery nurse Di Pogson, from Holmfirth enjoyed 30 years of happy marriage before her husband developed a brain aneurism and died. A few years later, Di decided to join an online dating website in the hope of “finding companionship”. She eventually received a message from a man who used a fake identity and alias of ‘Kevin Thompson’. The two exchanged life stories and photographs. Over time they grew closer and she ended up sending him £40,000, and taking out £20,000 loan for him. She said: …
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