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The receptionist knew what had happened as soon as I spoke to her and said there had been a few in that week," he said.Police in the UK and gardai have been made aware of the scam by the victims and the reputable firms whose logos have been used.It's a heartbreaking reminder that it's impossible to truly know who you might be communicating with online.The woman sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone who doesn't even exist, sending shockwaves through the Troy community. "I mean, I would think twice before I gave somebody that much money." Troy police have never had a scam in which so much money was stolen, and it's the talk of the town. But police said the 58-year-old grandmother was that trusting, and perhaps lonely."I left my job in Galway and was arranging to meet with the company director in Scotland.
Mr Glynn has now returned to Galway and managed to go back to his old job.
Police said they're going to have a talk with the woman's family so they are aware of what happened and can keep an eye on her in the future so this doesn't happen again.
Troy police said there's nothing they can do to investigate the case because it's likely the "suspect" involved four or five different people online in different countries looking for just the right person.
He was offered a post following an in-depth online interview and made arrangements to move to Aberdeen.
In order to secure the post, Mr Glynn was told he had to deal with an "immigration lawyer" to obtain the necessary work documents and an insurance company to receive travel insurance cover.