August 2, 2021

Scammer swindles small fudge business out of registration fee — then goes back for more

It wasn’t until Anita Diamond arrived to set up that she realized the event she paid about a hundred dollars to attend didn’t exist.

She was scammed by someone impersonating a craft sale organizer. Now her daughter is thanking the community for rallying behind her mom and warning others about what to look out for.

Anita runs Diamond Fudge out of a commercial kitchen in the basement of her Lewisporte home. 

She’s been selling fudge and attending craft fairs for 10 years. 

Diamond, 73, saw a two-day event advertised on social media and messaged the organizer that she was interested in attending. 

“They had done their homework,” said daughter, Julie Diamond. “There was nothing in any of the conversations back and forth with the questions that mom was asking, or the questions that they were asking mom, that would have made her stop to think, OK, there’s something not right…

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