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A married shop assistant in Singapore has professed to almost falling for the wiles of a love scammer who posed as a doctor.

She nearly lost $2,000 after the scammer wooed her, promising her love as well as an Hermes handbag, 8world reported on Saturday (Dec 2).

The shop assistant, who declined to be named, works at a local clothing store and first met the scammer through a chat app in September.

At the time, the scammer was operating under the guise of a ‘Juan Franklin’. He claimed to be a doctor from Australia who is in his 40s and single, appealing to the woman with his good looks and apparent wealth.

In their correspondence, the ‘doctor’ constantly sent messages to the shop assistant, checking on her wellbeing and showing concern for her.

He also claimed that the woman was the only one whom he could speak honestly with, and that she was “special” to him.


Despite being married, her heart wavered when he ultimately ‘confessed his feelings’ for her, 8world reported. The woman had shared that she did not have a good relationship with her husband.

The scammer claimed that he did not mind that she was married and said he would fly over to Singapore to meet her in December.

As an expression of his sincerity, the scammer told the woman he had bought her a bag as a gift, sending her a video of an alleged Hermes store assistant with gloved hands opening a box and pulling out an expensive luxury bag.

When she found out that the bag costs over $30,000, the assistant was elated — not due to the price tag, but by what it represented, reported 8world. 

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