A concerned Cantabrian has started a fundraising campaign to get a woman fleeced of almost $3000 her money back.
Hilary Port was conned into giving a man $2800 after he convinced her his mother owned a house she could rent.
However, the house belonged to someone else - but by then the man already had the money.
Police arrested and charged the alleged offender earlier today.
Simon Woodley has since started a campaign on Givealittle to get Port her money back.
She has been forced to live in a holiday park cabin while she figures out what to do.
Woodley said he was "disheartened" as a landlord and Cantabrian to hear of Port's situation.
- The Press
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