My online lover spent my £28,000 inheritance and then dumped me

DEAR DEIDRE: I’VE been totally ripped-off by my girlfriend to the tune of £28,000, which was my inheritance.

I’m a man of 59 and my marriage ended in divorce five years ago.

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I was very ill with a failing kidney and I heard my wife slagging me off to her mate, saying I was faking my illness.

We argued and that was the last straw for me. We divorced.

During the pandemic, I started to talk to somebody online. She’s 43 and she seemed really nice but she didn’t feel the same way about me, until my mother died very suddenly of a heart attack and then this woman was all over me.

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She knew I’d benefit financially after Mum died and that was all she wanted.

First of all, she asked for a designer handbag, which I bought her.
Then she persuaded me to buy her a second-hand car.

I’ve just had the whole of her house decorated which saw off the rest of my money. Now she’s dumped me.

DEIDRE SAYS: This woman preyed on you when you were at your most vulnerable. I’m so sorry.

Unless you had anything in writing about a loan to this woman for the car, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to win anything back – unless the car’s logbook is in your name, in which case you will need legal help.

My support pack Moving On will help you to pick up the pieces and get your life back on track.

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