THE Griffith woman who was the victim of a cruel Tinder conman has taken her story national in an attempt to warn other potential victims after it became clear he was allegedly targeting the daughters of wealthy rural landowners.
Daisy Armstrong spoke to A Current Affair on Tuesday night and told how alleged conman Brett Joseph targeted her based on her family’s assets, saying he had shown no interest in her until she posted a photo of their Carrathool property on Instagram.
“I was out at my parents farm helping do some sheep-work and I received a message that afternoon ‘is that your farm in the pictures?’,” she said.
Miss Armstrong said Joseph was at her home within 24 hours and that it hadn’t taken long for the lies to start.
“Within about half an hour of him arriving the horse Winx was racing on the TV it came out that he owned all these horses including Winx,” Miss Armstrong said.
“He is telling me I’ve won, I’ve got six million dollars in prizemoney to spend from these horses, I’m so lucky.
“I was the one who paid for everything – essentially I was supporting two people for six months.”
Miss Armstrong alleges she spent about $20,000 on Joseph during their time together however, it was only money he was fleecing but also a new identity she said.
“All the time he would say ‘take a picture of me’,” Miss Armstrong said.
“Now it has come to light that he has actually been sending those pictures, including pictures of inside my parents house to other girls and claiming that it is actually his property.
Miss Armstrong was allegedly not the first victim of the conman, nor was she the last he had in his sights.
A Current Affair previously reported on Joseph when he promised millions of dollars to St Vincent’s Hospital while masquerading as the wealthy heir of the Myer fortune Hunter Baillieu.
"Through the hospital's due diligence, we found he wasn't the man who he said he was and we reported the matter to police," St Vincent's director of media and communications David Faktor told A Current Affair.