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Woman who says her new flame turned out to be a fraud on a mission to help others avoid romance scams

Andrea Speranza was enjoying a new relationship with a man who seemed to share her values of helping kids and giving back to the community. But after she loaned him money for medication and urgent travel... she says he ghosted her.

'Don't let them take who you are away,' says Andrea Speranza

Andrea Speranza visits Shubie Park in Dartmouth, N.S. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Speranza says she was the victim of an elaborate scheme by a con man. (Andrew Vaughan/Canadian Press)
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Andrea Speranza was enjoying a new relationship with a man who seemed to share her values of helping kids and giving back to the community. 

But after she loaned him money for medication and urgent travel, she says he ghosted her.

Speranza tells Out in the Open host Piya Chattopadhyay how that led her to discover his trail of past fraud, and what she's doing to personally heal and help others avoid finding themselves in a similar situation.


This story appears in the Out in the Open episode "Beyond the Con".

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