By the time she discovered she had been conned, Ms Marshall had paid out more than 0,000.
By this time the man claimed to have gone to Dubai to take up a short-term work contract, after which he said he would come Australia to be with her.
It was then that he started to ask for money."In Dubai there were an increasing number of problems that he needed financial support for," said Ms Marshall."There was supposedly a cheque he had received for the work which he couldn't cash because it needed to go into his bank in England."He also said he needed money to pay taxes or they wouldn't let him leave the country."I gave him money for the taxes and that night he was attacked and he lost the money."Just as she thought she had paid his way out of the country, he claimed to have a car accident on the way to the airport.