Brigitte describes her Romance Scam experience:
Tonight again the “police from Ghana” called, but apparently the link didn’t work. They sent me a mail that, due to his high rank, Phillip M. was released from custody and as the documents are issued on my name, I would have to handle the situation, otherwise I would be arrested. I have then (he was of course online) sent an email to Phillip M. and informed him that I expect his immediate reply. He replied actually. We talked on Skype then. He has informed me, that according to the “authorities in Ghana”; I would have to pay 11000 USD to get the money out of the box. He told me he had taken the jewels out of the box and the money would now be on the bank and when I would send the 11000 USD, the whole money would be refunded to me. Then he gave me a strange link that would be the website of the Bank. I have not clicked on that, of course, probably would have been some virus to spy on my PC. Man, I wish I could wring his neck, this son of a bitch. I told him to send me the jewels in the meantime. He said their worth was around 4500 Euros. He didn’t want to send them but “bring them with him”.
An extract from her true-life diary.