Check out these 2 videos filmed for us in April 2020 by Sharon Armstrong (Ngati Kahungunu), who became a victim of romance fraud in April 2011, when she was arrested at an airport in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with five kilos of cocaine concealed in a suitcase. She spent 2.5 years in prison in Argentina, far from her family and friends, fighting to prove that she knew nothing of the drugs she was carrying.
1. Staying Safe and Well in Isolation
In her first video, Sharon shares with us how she worked through isolation in prison, building her resilience and well-being, and focusing on the future. She discusses her ideas, tips and tricks for staying positive and well when you feel isolated.
2. Tips for Online Safety
In her second video, Sharon shares her valuable learnings of what we can do to keep the most vulnerable among us safe from online fraudsters and scammers, who may be looking to exploit those feeling isolated during lockdown.