A $300,000 inheritance swindle: Waikato man scammed out of money left by dad

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A Waikato man has lost his $300,000 inheritance in an elaborate but fake investment scheme that promised big returns.

The man, who talked to Stuff on the basis of anonymity, scrolled his way into a scam when he saw an advertisement on social media featuring Sir Dave Dobbyn talking about his investment with the company Super1Investments.

The 59-year-old was promised 400 to 600 per cent returns, but instead lost everything.

His father died about a year ago, leaving an inheritance that had been earned through the family business.

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The man’s father died about 12 months ago and the money lost to scammers was the man’s inheritance.

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The man’s father died about 12 months ago and the money lost to scammers was the man’s inheritance.

“Dad would be really disappointed,” the man told Stuff. “I kick myself every day. What a dumb…

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