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Callous con will hopefully act as a lesson for others

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In what must be the cruellest of confidence tricks, a Northern Ireland woman has been scammed out of £300,000 by a man playing on her emotions. The lady believed that her three year involvement with the man was a developing romance and was happy to send him money, allegedly to educate his children in England and also to invest overseas. People may wonder how the lady was so gullible, and undoubtedly so does she, but who can say what they would do when affairs of the heart are involved?

This was a heartless swindler who has broken her heart and emptied her account and hopefully others will learn from this. Hopefully too, he will be caught and jailed.

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