She found a Facebook profile bearing the teen's name and his photo.
When 'Stephen Sutton' asked housewife Josy Ng, a cancer survivor, to donate, she readily agreed.
But when she was told to send the money to a South African bank account (above), alarm bells went off.
Stephen Sutton is a UK teen who set up Facebook page Stephen's Story after he was told his cancer was incurable and has raised more than $6 million for charity.
After reading about him in The New Paper on Sunday, Mrs Ng wanted to wish him well and to see if she could help in any way,