Lost dating dating and relationship and baggage
DAVE Hazel thought he'd found the one when he reconnected with what seemed to be an old friend on a dating website.
But he was left devastated when it turned out the woman he thought he was romancing was actually a scammer who stole Dave's £15,000 life savings - and forced him into debt.
It was only when Dave seemed upset in his local bank branch, that staff - who knew him - suspected something might be wrong.
They asked to see the immigration papers Dave had been sent and immediately suspected it was a scam when they noticed an error on the paperwork.
"I didn't even know she was in Ghana, but I sent her some money, and she sent me a picture of her plane ticket, and I was so happy and excited.
"I took the week off work when she was due to come and visit, but that night I was in bed and the phone rang, and apparently it was immigration saying that she’s been arrested because she had money on her that she couldn’t prove was hers.