42-year-old mother-of-two has been conned out of £11,500 ($14,650) after fraudsters tricked her into thinking Thor had fallen in love with her.
The married woman from Irkutsk, Russia received a message from a fake social media account using Chris Hemsworth’s name. She was then convinced to give money, according to The Siberian Times.
She was tricked into believing the money would be used for paying the parking at a local airport for the actor’s private jet before their romantic affair.
The mother was in the midst of marriage problems when web fraudsters convinced her that The Avenger’s star was feeling lonely as well.
The first message she received from the fake account read: “Hey, I am Chris Hemsworth, I am a famous actor from Australia, I live in California. You are so pretty, can we chat?”
The woman told a local newspaper that her marriage was going downhill when the fraudsters contacted her.
“I am not a fan, but he is still a very attractive man,” she expressed. “I checked him online and saw that he was married and had three children.
“I thought, what if he was in the same situation as I was, that on the face of it we were both married and at the same time very lonely.”
The woman was then contacted by the Australian actor’s ‘lawyer,’ who sent fake IDs of the actor.
A police source said: “The woman said that she was separately contacted by the actor’s lawyer, who told her that ‘Chris’ was going through temporary financial difficulties.
“He needed money to pay for a visa, insurance and parking for his private jet in Siberia. The lawyer asked her to transfer money and sent her Chris’s driving license as a guarantee of a pay back.”
But after she sent the money, the fake social media accounts of the actor and the lawyer were deleted. It is not clear whether the woman’s husband knows what happened.
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