When Rosanna Leeman went online she hoped that the Internet would help her find love and a new partner.
He said he was a widower and seemed nice and caring. Marc Campbell seemed the gentleman and possible soul mate she could spend her life with – and it appeared to be mutual.
While there he claimed he had an emergency: he’d forgotten his wallet with all his money and identification in a taxi.
Marc e-mailed Rosanna that he was getting help from the American consulate but, regardless, she offered to send money so that he could get by in the meantime.
She has the unfortunate distinction of reporting to the Anti-Fraud Centre the largest amount of money lost to a romance scam in Canada.
Ellen told W5 that she met a man named Dave Field online through
“I’ve gone through your profile so many times,” he wrote.