Romance scam victim who wound up in jail releases tell-all book

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She was a sensible, successful woman who found love online with a handsome stranger. She flew half way around the world to meet him, only to be arrested and jailed for carrying 5kg of cocaine.

It sounds like a film, but for Sharon Armstrong it was fact - not fiction. 

Seven years on from her arrest in a Buenos Aires airport, Armstrong's penned a book about her harrowing experience.

Organised Deception documents how she fell prey to a sophisticated drug-smuggling ring and her time in an Argentinean jail.

She hopes sharing her story might prevent other vulnerable woman from falling victim to romance scams.

She spoke to The Hui about what she learnt in jail and why New Zealanders are considered to be easy pickings for romance scammers "we are seen as trusting... and naïve".

Organised Deception is available from

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