But by August, after she had made the deposits, the man stopped returning her messages.
The manager of a local trading company made six transfers to the fraudster’s account after first making contact with the man in March of that year through an undisclosed dating platform.
He told her he had invested in a “major development project”, but he was in financial difficulties and needed money urgently.
Before the South China Morning Post, Rachel worked as a reporter at the Evening Standard in London.
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