Worcestershire woman in warning after online dating scam


A woman who used online dating has been raising awareness after she lost her life savings to a conman.

Vicky Fowkes, 59 and from Bushley, Worcestershire, was tricked into giving nearly £40,000 after a fraudster wooed her for months on the internet and over the phone.

The man said he had been detained in Nigeria because of tax problems and persuaded her to send cash on a number of occasions to supposedly help with the legal problems he claimed he was having.

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