The Sixth Precinct of Tainan City Police Department, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

A 49-year-old Vietnamese divorcée in Tainan, Taiwan, almost became a victim to an online scammer, but her friend stopped her from sending a large amount of money to him.

The woman, who had been naturalized as a permanent resident in Taiwan and lived alone after her divorce, recently met a foreign military general on the mobile messaging app LINE, the China Daily News reported.

The pair reportedly fell in love after texting over an extended period. On April 12, the man told the woman he had sent her a box of gifts, which was unfortunately withheld by the customs, and US$15,000 (TW$463,008) was required for clearance.

Knowing nothing about foreign remittances, the woman approached a friend who worked in a telecommunications outlet. The woman suspected an online scam and filed the case on behalf of her friend to police.

Officers from the Jinhua station persuaded the woman not to send any money. The Vietnamese woman understood immediately and expressed her gratitude to her friend and the two police officers for preventing her from being cheated of more than TW$400,000, her life savings.

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