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Local love-struck woman scammed by ‘Finnish’ man

2018-12-05 07:16     Comment:0

A local 50-year-old unmarried woman was deceived online in a love scam by a man claiming to be from Finland, Judiciary Police (PJ) Choi Ian Fai spokesman said yesterday at a regular press conference.

Choi said that the suspect told the victim that he was going to retire in Macau to spend the rest of his life with her, and said he was sending his belongings to Macau. However, he claimed that his belongings had been held up in various customs jurisdictions.

The woman had met the suspect “Liam” on the Internet in August. “Liam” told the victim that he was working for an oil drilling company and, despite the two never having met in person, “Liam” told the victim that he was retiring and promised to quit his job and move to Macau and spend the rest of his life with her – and the victim believed him, according to Choi

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