When he finally asked to withdraw his 'gains', the woman blocked all contact.
"I gave him back his own game and it seemed to work."
"In a year of unprecedented times and bad news, we have some good news for you," the email reads.
"Scams are increasing quite significantly over Easter, actually up about four-fold over what we see the rest of the year."
Scammers pretended to give away tickets on a social media page purporting to be promoting the film.
The advice from the experts is if it seems too good to be true - it probably is.
Netsafe figures show a rise in online scams in January.
The scheme promises to make vulnerable people quick money.
The Prime Minister said several accounts have already been removed.