Diane K. Webb – Who Died From Her Romance Scam
Diane Webb was a 70-year-old woman from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho who had been manipulated into a romance scam. She sold her home and sent every dollar she had to a scammer in Nigeria. She then traveled to Nigeria and was kidnapped and brutally held captive for months. She was finally able to get away and return to the United States and died shortly after returning due to health complications resulting from being so badly mistreated and held captive.
This is her story, as told by her daughter and granddaughter.
We are very grateful for their courage in telling Diane’s story.
Hosting this interview are Debby Montgomery Johnson, a SCARS Board Member, and Dr. Tim McGuinness, also a SCARS Board Member.
We thank the family for allowing us to do this interview and share it with the public in the hope that it may help to save other similar victims.
Tens of thousands of romance scam victims refuse to listen to reason when their family tries to help them, and many travel to other countries to meet their online stranger. Many of them are killed or just disappear.
An online romance is not a game, there are serious risks, and many victims lose their lives by taking unjustified risks. This is a cautionary tale for victims considering such unwise actions, and for the family to both better understand these crimes and the depth of control that the criminals have over their victims.
We urge you to watch the whole video and to share it with victims you know
Here is the YouTube link if you would like to share it: https://youtu.be/kvO-hEb8mds