Met a man on a dating site. Over a period of 3 weeks he convinced me he was relocating to SA to marry me. On 27 June, he said he was sending me a parcel with all his belongings and a gift for me. From that time to this, I have had to pay numerous amounts of money for overweight parcel, diplomatic documents for undeclared cash money inside the parcel, SARS documents and further money supposedly found in the parcel. He begged me to pay it as it was his life's savings. When I spoke to the 'clearing agent', supposedly at OR Tambo International, I recognized the accent as being Nigerian. Alarm bells went off, but my "boyfriend" (whom I have never met but who has spoken to me, sent me photos, emails and continuously messaged me) assured me he was to be trusted. I have since been asked for more money, but have been convinced that this is nothing but an elaborate internet scam. I have blocked all his emails and calls, but the damage is done. I am scared of retribution as my name and address are on the package. I would like to warn everyone who goes onto a dating site - check out people very thoroughly. Do not believe a word anyone tells you. Although I tried to do so, I could find no evidence of any suspicious behavior. Its too late for me, but I hope others take heed. What advice can you give me to ease my anxiety about this dreadful incident please? Will these people come after me?
|Crime Date/Time:||27 Jun 2014, 00:06 AM|
|Reported Date:||7 Jul 2014, 19:07 PM|