Later, she discovered his love letters to her were copied from an online website.
In December, she reported the incident to authorities.“I was crying lots.
The pair communicated via email, then by daily phone conversations They weren’t able to meet in person, he said, because he had to fly to the United Arab Emirates for three months to install a power plant. He asked to borrow ,000, claiming he had run out of funds and needed to pay his workers.
Sarah told him to ask his family or relatives, but he said he had none.
Afterwards, the seeds of suspicion planted in her mind, Sarah began pressing him harder, asking for a recent photo at his job site.
But “he kept saying our love was enough, that I didn’t need proof.”Later, he asked her to wire ,000 to Nigeria to cover hotel costs — another red flag.
His profile said he was Donald Andrews, 54 and a single dad from North Vancouver. “I thought I had found the right person after searching for so long.
Two weeks later, the Vancouver single mom learned the man with whom she had hoped to share her future did not exist and that she had fallen prey to a romance scam.“I was very naive,” said “Sarah,” whose real name The Province is not using to protect her family and career.
I was heartbroken, and angry at him for misusing me and my child,” said Sarah, who is sharing her story so others can learn from her mistake.