Another man in Mataura had lost about ,000 to a woman he had been communicating with online - but not to the woman in the other Southland case, he said."During the investigation I've spoken to a local bank, who said they've had several clients who have been scammed out of tens of thousands of dollars."There was no chance of recovering either of the men's money, Roberts said."You should never give money to anyone you don't personally know or have never met in person.""There's that old saying that if it's too good to be true, it probably is."* Comments on this story have now closed.