The woman, who only wants to be known as Jenny, is the first known WA romance fraud victim to receive any money back.Jenny, 51, told ABC 720 local radio that she developed a relationship with a man called Gary in 2013 on the online dating website RSVP.A Perth woman who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in a Nigerian online romance scam has recovered part of the money after a police investigation.The ABC understands she has recovered about 0,000, or 40 per cent of the money she transferred overseas.For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.There will be more hardships that only you can help alleviate with your financial gifts.
Heck, mine even knew enough to try GASLIGHTING for gods' sake!" she said."And I think it's not the what or the who, it is the when.It's when a person has a little chink in their armour that someone can get in, and it festers and they make the most of it."Detective Sergeant Blackshaw said efforts to stop overseas scams targeting Australians need to be made on a national scale."The scammer in West Africa is going to look at an Australian as an Australian," he said."They are not going to look at them as a West Australian or a South Australian.The pictures you were sent were most likely phony lifted from other websites.The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.