I thought I would like to write a little piece from myself as a previous victim of a scammer. Firstly please take on board everything what the Mods here write and say about scammers. I can honestly vouch they know just about everything a scammer does to keep their victims on their 'Work-list'..because that is all you really are to these scammers. You are their Pay-Day! And I only want you to be saved from further emotional abuse from this gang. They usually work for an 'Oga' (Boss Man) he then has lads working for him in various different ways right down to a run-around boi who goes to the WU/Moneygram to collect victims money, thus no-one gets to know in reality who these men really are! I know you lost no money but you have lost your trust and confidence and you have been emotionally abused. I understand that I truly do.
I lost over £15.000 to a gang of scammers both in Nigeria and here in the UK (all the same gang I may hasten to say). I actually met in person 3 of the gang..BIG MISTAKE! Trust me!! I would NEVER recommend anyone to do that. I am a lucky survivor and I now support RS by helping victims gain more knowledge of this wicked crime via the Media. My scammer scammed me over a course of 3 years bfgurl, because the amount of lies and excuses that was told to me. He even 'owned up to me' who he truly was, and then did web-cam with me on the odd occasion but it was always always knowing he could make me 'believe him'!
They are 'testing you' knowing you may 'weaken', as what the others have said, looks like they are winning you over, because sub-consciously you still want to 'believe' him/them! Please from the bottom of my heart stay strong, read everything here, and learn from your bad experience. Turn it around to positivity. 'Bounce' their negative energy back at them. Curse them (they hate that), but the best advice from me to you really is..stop all contact/ignore/delete/block them..otherwise they will persist...like a 'leech' looking for blood..they are 'vampire's' looking for blood money.
Go on a healing journey..pamper yourself..and look to the real world around you. I know you are embarressed to tell your family. I went through that too..but 3 years on..they now know what happened and it truly was not as bad as I first thought, especially from my mum whom I borrowed money from to feed this gang without her knowledge of course at the time. Listen to my story in the RS podcast (under Scallywag) listen to what I went through!! You have family here who will listen and help you but please...stop all contact..he will only win over you again...
Take care..Godbless - scallywag