But little did she know she was actually being tricked by a gang of fraudsters including Ife Ojo, 31, and Olusegun Agbaje, 43, who duped her into 'loaning' them a staggering £1.6million, telling her the money was needed to free up inheritance so they could start a new life together.A lonely heart was tricked into handing over £1.6million to a gang of dating site conmen, including Ife Ojo, 31, (left) and Olusegun Agbaje, 43, (right) who used a copy of pick-up manual The Game and posed as a wealthy engineer online to win her affections She had even met with someone pretending to be Anderson's lawyer and travelled to Amsterdam to discuss money that was supposedly being held in a vault, as well as searching for houses where she could live with Anderson once the money came through.
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They also used a book of love poems called For You, My Soul Mate: Loving Messages To Share With A Very Special Person, by Douglas Pagels to help them seduce the unsuspecting woman.
NHS administrative assistant Agbaje and Ojo had been due to be sentenced today, after they admitted conspiracy to defraud following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police's specialist cyber crime and fraud detectives - FALCON.'Within the last year, FALCON has investigated the loss of £4million in relation to 100 victims who have been ruthlessly manipulated by men and women pretending they love them, said Detective Chief Inspector Gary Miles of FALCON.
Police found a copy of Neil Strauss's bestselling dating manual The Game (left) when they searched Ojo's home.
The men also used a book of love poems called For You, My Soul Mate: Loving Messages To Share With A Very Special Person, by Douglas Pagels (right) to help them seduce the unsuspecting woman'The suspects showered them with compliments and confided their seemingly innermost secrets to them.
In many cases, the suspects were talking to their victims online or over the phone for hours every day.'After a few weeks of chatting online she met a man pretending to be Anderson in person.
He told her that he was an engineer working in the oil industry, that he was divorced and had a daughter, and that his father and sister died of cancer.
He asked her for a loan to pay import duty for the machinery, and she dutifully paid more than £30,000 into the business account of his supposed personal assistant, a man allegedly called Brandon Platt.
He told her that he wanted to use the inheritance money to set up a life with the victim, but that there were fees for freeing up the inheritance money, which included costs for holding it in a vault in Amsterdam and 0,000 to pay for a non-existent 'anti-terrorist certificate' so that the money could be deposited at a bank.
She met with someone claiming to be Anderson's lawyer, and even travelled to an office in Amsterdam to meet a man calling himself Dr Spencer, who was supposedly responsible for holding the money in a vault.
Con artists will tell you tales to pluck at your heartstrings, with a view to gaining your trust and sympathy.
Sometimes they will ask for money to help them through a difficult situation. Anyone can send a picture which supports a story they are spinning.