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Sally Kabak was sent photos she believed were of Michael Aiden Paige, who promised her marriage.

In fact the photos were of Melvin Staaf, a Canadian business owner, who says the photos were lifted from his own online profiles. He was just so, so convincing, and so genuine in his feelings, I thought," she said, although she now knows there were warning signs."Some things didn't sound right [but] my heart was ruling my head [telling me] 'this is fine, don't be silly'."About two years after her husband, Norm, died, Kabak began internet dating. They began having lengthy phone conversations and sharing intimate emails.

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'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.

He totally had me hooked into his scheme." Kabak who has long been an internet user, was drawn into an internet romance scam.

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He’s willing to share the windfall with you, provided you help him transfer the money overseas.

Scammers like Andreas persist because every now and again someone takes the bait.Via the internet the offender will attempt to form an emotional bond with you.An offender may go to great lengths to gain your trust, sharing their ‘personal information’ and even sending you gifts.Michael's story was that he was a Frenchman, who lived in Auckland (he had an Auckland phone number) who had to travel to South Africa for work.He never consented to a video chat or meeting, but sent photos of a clean-cut, middle-aged man, in one pictured on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, in another paddling a canoe.Even after being conned out of around 0,000, and although she knows he doesn't exist, Sally Kabak admits she still misses "Michael"."I miss his voice, I miss his laughter," the 67-year-old teacher's aide, from Wellington, said, a fortnight after the man who had promised to marry her and help raise her granddaughter, broke contact."He's not real, but at the time he was very, very real.

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