Jenny, 51, told ABC 720 local radio that she developed a relationship with a man called Gary in 2013 on the online dating website RSVP.The Nigerian scammers had stolen a photo off a website and had created a fictitious profile for Gary, who claimed to be in love with her and needed money for a business-related crisis.The ABC understands she has recovered about 0,000, or 40 per cent of the money she transferred overseas.
It is extremely rare for the victims to recover the money lost in these scams, however one woman from Perth known as Jenny (R), pictured here with Australian detective Dom Blackshaw, and Nigerian detective Paul Okoli, managed to uncover about 40 per cent of the funds she sent overseas.A Perth woman who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Nigerian online romance scam has recovered part of the money after a police investigation.She ended up giving away £4,000 before she discovered she was the victim of an elaborate scam based in Nigeria.Even to this day, Sheila has no idea who she was actually talking to or where her money went.After a week or so I was on the dating site looking at pictures and decided to send a message to one of the men on line.
As soon as I hit send I received a message from him.
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has sent almost 1500 letters to potential scam victims in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory as part of the Scam Disruption Project Jette Jacobs, (L) was found dead in suspicious circumstances after she travelled to Johannesburg to be with a Nigerian man she was involved in an online romance with, who called himself Jesse Orowo Omokoh (R)Though it is extremely rare for the victims to recover the money, one woman from Perth known as Jenny became one of the exceptions when, back in April she regained 0,000 or about 40 per cent of the money she transferred overseas, according to the ABC.‘Jenny was one in a million.
She said: 'As soon as I opened the email and saw his photo it was love at first sight, we spent time chatting with emails going backwards and forwards getting to know each other.
He was very charming and romantic.' But Glen told Sheila that in order for his business to be a success, he needed her help financially.
I couldn't help telling them all about it and showed them Glen's picture on my laptop.' Sheila was sent this picture by 'Glen', who she believed was a medic in the Canadian Navy based in Afghanistan.