SCARRED BY SCAMMERS
Good for Jessica Whitton that she’s been so fortunate to con the conman (YOU, 1 November). For a lot of us this is unfortunately not the case, and we still bear
the scars of being scammed. Your expert, psychologist Lucy Papillon, pointed out that people ignore their gut instinct but if you’ve been brainwashed it’s truly hard to listen to any instinct at all.
It’s sad that here in South Africa there’s no assistance when this happens. That’s why happy outcomes like the one in this article get headlines and scammed people are overlooked. No wonder people are ashamed to admit to being victims. MARY DANIELS, EMAIL