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Mel Greig lodges police complaint after being scammed into giving man $1000 after a date

The radio host has previously opened up about her choice to let the man move into her home after one date.
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Mel Grieg has lodged an official complaint with police, claiming she was convinced to loan a man $1000 after a date but she never saw him again.

The radio host said after finalising her divorce to Steve Pollock earlier this year, she was contacted by a man on Facebook and went on a dinner date with the former DJ from Sydney’s northern beaches.

The 35-year-old wrote for Yahoo7 Be last month that she naively let the man stay at her home after the first date when he claimed he was struggling to find somewhere to stay.

“The third day in, I get a phone call from him in tears saying his bank account had been hacked and he had no access to money because his account was now locked,” she said.

The man convinced her someone had withdrawn $15,000 from his bank account and he wasn’t able to afford a solicitor for a court case the next day.

“He asked to borrow money, and given all of his possessions were in my house and he wasn’t going anywhere, I said yes and I loaned him the money.”

Ms Greig later found out he was actually going to court after being charged with assaulting an ex-girlfriend a month earlier.

“He puts in so much effort and he lures you in so easily,” Ms Greig told The Sunday Telegraph earlier this week.

Other women have since come forward to make similar allegations against the man.

A Sydney doctor, who asked to remain anonymous, said the male spouted the same story to her, claiming he had lost his cards and someone had withdrawn $14,000 from his account.

“When he asked to borrow some money to tide him over until he could get some money off his dad who lived out of town, I did so without hesitation,” she told The Sunday Telegraph.

The man appeared in Manly Local Court this Thursday but was granted an adjournment.

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