Woman distraught after losing over £49,000 to romance scam – ‘He took it all from me!’

Overall, Michelle sent Michael over £49,000 from her savings and a mixture of loans for his work and medical treatment. Soon after this, her bank card was declined and account frozen.

Upon visiting her local branch, Michelle soon realised that she was likely a victim of a romance scam and detailed her situation with the police.

Speaking to For Love or Money co-host Ashley John-Baptiste, Michelle discovered the extent to the fraud she was victim to, which included false financial information and doctored photographs.

The man who she believed was in a relationship was using the pictures of an actor and former rugby player from Argentina, and all of the personal information he shared with her was fake.