A man calling himself "John" messaged her and through daily phone calls and messages on Facebook, he gained her trust.
He spoke with what she thought was a British accent and his picture on Facebook portrayed a nice-looking man with graying hair and a beard.
It comes as one man 'John' - who is not using his real name - shared his story of being scammed out of £10,000.
In a similar case a German woman Pissamai Strehle (50) who started an online relationship with a man who said he lived in Newtownabbey, in Co Antrim - was conned out of £130,000.
In a typical con, the perpetrator will spend weeks or even months building up a romantic relationship with a victim through e-mails, texts or phone calls, before eventually asking for money.
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