60 Minutes this weekend has stories on scams, Soccer star Tim Cahill and a treatment for MS
Despite the umpteen warnings and thousands of tragic stories, more and more Australians are being duped by get rich quick schemes and love scams. Australian police estimate 2 million dollars leaves Australia every week, never to return, as part of a scam. And that’s just the money they know about. For one 67 year old grandmother from Western Australia, an online friendship has cost much more than her life’s savings. Jette Jacobs flew to South Africa believing she was starting a new relationship with 28 year old Jesse Omokoh, but just days after meeting him, Jette was found dead in her apartment. This Sunday we pursue the man police believe killed Jette Jacobs, and the search for Omokoh took us all the way back to Nigeria.
Reporter: Allison Langdon
Producer: Steven Burling
The Cahill Express
When the Socceroos line up in Brazil next month for the World Cup, there’s no doubt it’s going to be tough. But our top goal scorer, Tim Cahill, will be there to bolster our hopes. It will be the 34 year old’s third World Cup and almost certainly his last. It’s an emotional time for a man who doesn’t like to show his emotions. But Tim Cahill has millions of reasons to smile. After a magnificent career in England’s premier league and a bank balance to match, he’s now being paid handsomely to play his favourite game in America. Liz Hayes spent a week with Tim, his wife, and four children in New York as he prepared to don the green and gold again.
Reporter: Liz Hayes
Producer: Phil Goyen
When we first broadcast the story about Kristy Cruise, the young Gold Coast mother struck down by multiple sclerosis, the response was simply extraordinary. Kristy was so determined to beat her MS that she flew to Russia to undergo a ground-breaking stem cell treatment not available here in Australia. It’s not a cure, but it can stop the disease in its tracks. And for the thousands of Australian MS patients, Kristy’s story is an inspiration. Now, her Russian roulette has turned into a Russian revolution.
Reporter: Tara Brown
Producer: Stephen Rice
8pm Sunday on Nine.