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Even after being conned out of around 0,000, and although she knows he doesn't exist, Sally Kabak admits she still misses "Michael"."I miss his voice, I miss his laughter," the 67-year-old teacher's aide, from Wellington, said, a fortnight after the man who had promised to marry her and help raise her granddaughter, broke contact."He's not real, but at the time he was very, very real.

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I am new to the group, but have read numerous emails at this point. My intention was that I would talk to him and it would go no further of course, due to geographical reasons. Soon, like within just 24 hours, he was telling me that he loved me and proposed marriage.

My story is like one that I read and it has just stayed in my mind since I joined and read this man's story. Yes, a flag sort of waved, but since he said that he was originally from the UK, I made the excuse that maybe things just worked differently there than here. He decided that he was going to quit the job that he had as a marine engineer so he could move to be with me and my son.

Michael's story was that he was a Frenchman, who lived in Auckland (he had an Auckland phone number) who had to travel to South Africa for work.

He never consented to a video chat or meeting, but sent photos of a clean-cut, middle-aged man, in one pictured on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, in another paddling a canoe.

Sally Kabak was sent photos she believed were of Michael Aiden Paige, who promised her marriage.

In fact the photos were of Melvin Staaf, a Canadian business owner, who says the photos were lifted from his own online profiles. He was just so, so convincing, and so genuine in his feelings, I thought," she said, although she now knows there were warning signs."Some things didn't sound right [but] my heart was ruling my head [telling me] 'this is fine, don't be silly'."About two years after her husband, Norm, died, Kabak began internet dating. They began having lengthy phone conversations and sharing intimate emails.

Kabak now hopes she can prevent others from falling into the trap, or even to help convince people that they are being scammed. In 2015, Net Safe was contacted by 57 people who had collectively been scammed out of almost

In fact the photos were of Melvin Staaf, a Canadian business owner, who says the photos were lifted from his own online profiles. He was just so, so convincing, and so genuine in his feelings, I thought," she said, although she now knows there were warning signs."Some things didn't sound right [but] my heart was ruling my head [telling me] 'this is fine, don't be silly'."About two years after her husband, Norm, died, Kabak began internet dating. They began having lengthy phone conversations and sharing intimate emails.Kabak now hopes she can prevent others from falling into the trap, or even to help convince people that they are being scammed. In 2015, Net Safe was contacted by 57 people who had collectively been scammed out of almost $1.3 million.This was actually down on 2014, when 67 people reported they they had been scammed out of $1.57m.A close relation, who asked not to be named, said they tried to warn her.Eventually, in a bid to placate concerns, "Michael", Kabak's supposed beau, said he was willing to speak to the relation."I had a whole list of questions I wanted to ask him.'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.

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In fact the photos were of Melvin Staaf, a Canadian business owner, who says the photos were lifted from his own online profiles. He was just so, so convincing, and so genuine in his feelings, I thought," she said, although she now knows there were warning signs."Some things didn't sound right [but] my heart was ruling my head [telling me] 'this is fine, don't be silly'."About two years after her husband, Norm, died, Kabak began internet dating. They began having lengthy phone conversations and sharing intimate emails.

Kabak now hopes she can prevent others from falling into the trap, or even to help convince people that they are being scammed. In 2015, Net Safe was contacted by 57 people who had collectively been scammed out of almost $1.3 million.

This was actually down on 2014, when 67 people reported they they had been scammed out of $1.57m.

A close relation, who asked not to be named, said they tried to warn her.

Eventually, in a bid to placate concerns, "Michael", Kabak's supposed beau, said he was willing to speak to the relation."I had a whole list of questions I wanted to ask him.

'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.

.3 million.

This was actually down on 2014, when 67 people reported they they had been scammed out of

In fact the photos were of Melvin Staaf, a Canadian business owner, who says the photos were lifted from his own online profiles. He was just so, so convincing, and so genuine in his feelings, I thought," she said, although she now knows there were warning signs."Some things didn't sound right [but] my heart was ruling my head [telling me] 'this is fine, don't be silly'."About two years after her husband, Norm, died, Kabak began internet dating. They began having lengthy phone conversations and sharing intimate emails.Kabak now hopes she can prevent others from falling into the trap, or even to help convince people that they are being scammed. In 2015, Net Safe was contacted by 57 people who had collectively been scammed out of almost $1.3 million.This was actually down on 2014, when 67 people reported they they had been scammed out of $1.57m.A close relation, who asked not to be named, said they tried to warn her.Eventually, in a bid to placate concerns, "Michael", Kabak's supposed beau, said he was willing to speak to the relation."I had a whole list of questions I wanted to ask him.'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.

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In fact the photos were of Melvin Staaf, a Canadian business owner, who says the photos were lifted from his own online profiles. He was just so, so convincing, and so genuine in his feelings, I thought," she said, although she now knows there were warning signs."Some things didn't sound right [but] my heart was ruling my head [telling me] 'this is fine, don't be silly'."About two years after her husband, Norm, died, Kabak began internet dating. They began having lengthy phone conversations and sharing intimate emails.

Kabak now hopes she can prevent others from falling into the trap, or even to help convince people that they are being scammed. In 2015, Net Safe was contacted by 57 people who had collectively been scammed out of almost $1.3 million.

This was actually down on 2014, when 67 people reported they they had been scammed out of $1.57m.

A close relation, who asked not to be named, said they tried to warn her.

Eventually, in a bid to placate concerns, "Michael", Kabak's supposed beau, said he was willing to speak to the relation."I had a whole list of questions I wanted to ask him.

'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.

.57m.

A close relation, who asked not to be named, said they tried to warn her.

Eventually, in a bid to placate concerns, "Michael", Kabak's supposed beau, said he was willing to speak to the relation."I had a whole list of questions I wanted to ask him.

'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.