Kathleen Fortun’s story about how she was scammed appears on the cover and over two pages of REAL PEOPLE magazine…
Following our story over two pages of the Daily Mail, Kathleen Fortun’s story has been placed again in glossy women’s real life weekly mag, Real People.
Kathleen was scammed out of over £30K when after joining a dating website, she fell in love with someone who appeared to be a US soldier.
Sadly he was a scammer, probably based in West Africa, who had simply lifted a photo of a real life General from Wikipedia and used it to front a bogus online ad to attract vulnerable women like Kathleen.
Unfortunately Kathleen managed to persuade a friend and one of her sons to lend her most of the money – which she paid over to the ‘soldier’ when he claimed he’d fallen on hard times.
Kathleen, who is profoundly deaf, said of her story in Real People: “It is a very good story and I hope many women will read it and not make the same mistake. I am still very angry about the scam but I hope one day I can look back on it without feeling hurt and that it will be a distant memory.
“Telling my story and the publicity itself has indeed helped me to move on and thank you for everything.”
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