Romance scam- my story


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Romance scams

I feel i have been the victim of an romance scam and have lost money although i always suspected something was wrong I have beeen talking to a male on facebook and then on MSN. He was supposedly originally from Switzerland now living in New york as a single parent as his wife had died 7 years previously. He is now stranded in South Africa following a robbery after a few months I sent him money to get return ticket to USA but he was then involved in a car accident and now needs £5000 to get out of south Africa.When my suspicions were a bit more roused i contact the us embassy and explained the situation who then contacted him. They then contacted me saying they had spoken to him and felt he was in fact of west african origin. Is this likely the experience was a scam.