For 30 years I worked in the IT industry, selling computers and software, being a consultant, and for 14 years working in the field of Change Management. In this context I have undertaken a lot of strategic, proposal, statistical and report writing.
In 2012 I moved from Brisbane to Melbourne for work and to be closer to family, and now reside in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
Having lived alone for many years, as I wanted some companionship to explore Victoria with, I engaged in online dating. I connected with a man who I later came to know as a scammer, and was defrauded of over $260,000 over a several month period.
In writing this blog I have moved from being of victim of an online dating fraud, to being a survivor. I am turning what has been a devastating time into a time to find an exiting new career of writing and speaking. I have survived the journey, and in writing this blog, I am giving back and regaining my self respect.
I have written a diary/memoir of my experience in the scam, and my recovery process, see my Books page.
For my other activities, other books, speaking and writing, see my website janmarshall.com.au.