Over a period of 2 1/2 yrs. I lent my now ex-boyfriend a total of $48,000 Cdn. I gave him a paper to sign saying he owed me the $, he said he wanted to rewrite it & I never saw the paper again.3 weeks. Later he moved to a different province. Over the course of the 2 1/2 yrs. He continually said he would pay me back. But not one cent did I receive. I have sent him letters, emailed & texted him. He responds, but ignores the money issue.

I do have a few receipts that showed some amounts were placed into his bank account, but not for even half the amount. I also wrote down the days & amounts I lent him.

He's an ex NFL/CFL player & is in the news fairly often. He now works for Loblaws so has a stable position. He also has an ex-wife whom he says he has to give the majority of his pay to. I don't believe him. I have thought about going to the stores website & slamming him, however I don't feel comfortable doing that. I want my $ back, but I'm at the point of frustration & anger (mainly at myself for being ripped off), so I've backed off trying to regroup.

I guess if you can't afford to lose the money, don't lend it. Possibly a very hard lesson I've learned.