Barbara is a widow who is online looking for love. She lost her very wealthy husband, Earl, in 2008 but she feels the time is right to start dating.
You can catch up with the Barbara love story below.
Of course, it is worth noting that ‘Barb’ is a fictional character played by Kate, however what is happening is very real. Romance scammers (or ‘catfishing’) is where scammers take advantage of people looking for romantic partners, often via dating websites, apps or social media.
These scammers pretend to be prospective companions playing on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.
If you feel you have been scammed or know someone who is being scammed, visit scamwatch.gov.au.
CHAPTER ONE: MEET FRED
EPISODE 1 - Barb Meets Her New Lover For the First Time
EPISODE 2 - Barb Gets Her First Kiss From Fred
CHAPTER TWO: A GENUINE MAN
EPISODE 3 - Barb Learns About Fred's Job
EPISODE 4 - Fred and Barb Talk Christmas Carols
CHAPTER THREE: I LONG FOR YOU, FRED
EPISODE 5 - Fred is so Close To Australia, They Could Meet so Soon!
EPISODE 6 - Barb Has A Confession to Make to Fred
EPISODE 7 - Fred Proclaims His Love For Barb
CHAPTER FOUR: COMING TO AUSTRALIA
EPISODE 8 - It's Almost Barb's Birthday and She Wants Fred to Come to Australia!
EPISODE 9 - When Will Fred Visit Barb in Australia
EPISODE 10 - Did Fred Forget Barb's Name?
CHAPTER FIVE: I NEED SOME MONEY
EPISODE 11 - Barb's Lover Fred Could Be In Financial Trouble and Could Need Help
EPISODE 12 - Fred Needs to Borrow $3,700 From Barb!
EPISODE 13 - Fred Doesn't Know His Friend's Name...
EPISODE 14 - Better Make it $6,000
CHAPTER SIX: WEDDING BELLS
EPISODE 15 - We Need To Be Married
EPISODE 16 - Father O'Dinkum Gives Fred His Approval To Marry Barb
EPISODE 17 - Barb and Fred Tie The Knot
EPISODE 18 - The Barb Farewell
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