Then he got a call from the security manager at his bank.
Bank staff were concerned about his banking activity and had contacted police.
Con expects he may have to declare bankruptcy or hand over the keys to his house to the bank because of the financial loss.
She asked repeatedly for money, for electronics, medical bills and travel expenses, small amounts which, all told, drained his bank account of an estimated 3,000..
During more than three years of online correspondence and phone calls, the Edmonton man was defrauded of 3,000.
Con hopes that sharing his ordeal will prevent others from being duped by other online romance scams He held a news conference Monday in partnership with Edmonton Police Service economic crimes section Det. To help protect his privacy, police have not released Con's last name.
They are offering the chance of finding true love and happiness, and there are plenty of takers!
However sooner or later, the vulnerable hearts receive requests that will ultimately lead to financial losses and heartbreak.
"My advice is, if you have any suspicion, start asking questions," he said.