HELL hath no fury like a woman scorned and Daisy Armstrong is living proof.
About 12 months ago, the Griffith woman was swiping for love on dating app Tinder.
She “matched” with a man named Brett Joseph, who initially showed scant interest in her.
After she posted a series of photos of her on her family’s sprawling Carrathool property, the catfish was suddenly on the hook.
Joseph came on strong – even by Tinder standards – and within 24 hours, had landed in Griffith to meet Ms Armstrong.
The dance of deceit had begun.
Less than half an hour after arriving, Joseph claimed he owned champion racehorse Winx, even producing a photo of him holding the Cox Plate as proof.
The claims became even more extravagant.
He purported to be the heir to the Myer fortune and said he had offered to donate $12 million to the St Vincent’s Hospital.
Six months into the relationship and Joseph had become strangled in his own web of lies.
Ms Armstrong ended the relationship, but it cost her $20,000 and her faith in humanity.
Desperate to ensure no other woman was swept up in the same con, Ms Armstrong set out to expose it to as many potential victims as possible.
Her weapon of choice – the world wide web.
She started a website titled “Stop conman and fraud Brett Joseph” and a Facebook page with a similar name.
Her story was aired on A Current Affair and picked up by news outlets across the nation.
The jig was up for Joseph, in Australia at least.
But in far-flung Texas, 23-year-old Stephanie Hoskins had fallen for a wealthy Australian oil miner named Brett Goodman.
The couple went to the marriage registry and the smooth-talking Aussie was forced to reveal his true name – Brett Joseph.
Ms Hoskins’ suspicions were raised and she later punched the name into Google and discovered the shocking truth.
There’s something particularly abhorrent about a person preying on another’s vulnerabilities and exploiting their trust.
And while there may be no justice in love, justice has a way of finding you in the end.
Brett Joseph has just discovered how true that is.