In September, 2018 I registered on line with a dating app called match.com. During that experience I “met” a man who called himself Darion Santino Oberto and had three pictures of himself posted with his personal information. We started corresponding using the match.com app and soon had exchanged cell phone numbers. We chatted at least twice a day and I began to share my life with him and he with me. He stated he was an Italian American living in Edmonton at this time.
He asked to meet and I accepted… many times; but our scheduled times together were always postponed because of his work as an engineer on the pipeline rigs. It wasn’t long before he told me he loved me and would wait for me to fall in love with him. Of course he said all the right things… how beautiful and smart I am… he even prayed for me and sang to me, which of course, touched my heart deeply. He said money was not a problem and he wanted to take care of me.
We scheduled another time to meet but instead I received a call stating he was offered an opportunity to bid on a huge project off the Port of Quebec for the Canadian Pipeline. He assembled his crew and headed out. His bid and demonstration were impressively successful and thus began another part of this most deceitful journey. He gave me access to his bank account as well asked me to place the order for materials needed with an international company called Fortuna Metals. The bank, United Fidelity in Florida and Fortuna Metals are legitimate companies. I placed the order for him (internet was unstable on the rig) and followed this instructions to the letter to pay the over 1.5M dollars for the necessary materials to complete the job. It was only supposed to take 2-3 weeks to complete the job and he would be “home” for Christmas. Then came the news that the IRS put a hold on any transfer of further funds while they investigated the legitimacy of the purchase. Plus he didn’t order enough materials to complete the job on time. Thus began the asking for temporary monetary assistance until such time as he could get to Florida and straighten things out at the bank. $87,000.00 later (everything I had including cash advances on my credit cards), he said good-bye in early January 2019, told me it was only money, and was off to Venice to be with his very ill mother…There is so much more I could share; but I really don’t want not write a novel.
Bottom line… I am a 66 year old physically disabled woman, who has suffered with chronic pain for over 30 years… I’ve had 5 surgeries and need 2 more. I raised 3 children on my own and am now blessed with 5 grandchildren. Only 3 people in my inner circle know what happened and what I did… the shame, humiliation and anger I live with, trying desperately to move forward and leave this all behind me. BUT I’m reminded daily as I am unable to support myself with a heavy debt load of $25,000.00 and a negative bank balance… I gave my savings and any investment monies away to this horrible deceitful man. My income is only CPP & OAS for a grand total of $1526.10 a month.
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