Although this documentary talks about the problem specifically in Singapore, it is well done and full of information that everyone should know.I am quoted multiple times in the second half of the show.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.Twice, three times a day, we would have these long conversations.
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.'I love you, I want to marry you.' He just knew all the things to say.He totally had me hooked into his scheme." Kabak who has long been an internet user, was drawn into an internet romance scam.Channel News Asia in Singapore recently aired a program about online love scams.Donna Andersen was interviewed via Skype about how people fall for the predators who infiltrate the Internet.