Rock Hill woman scammed out of $63K she gave to man she met online

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comFebruary 10, 2014 

— A Rock Hill woman is out more than $63,000 from her savings after police say a man she met on a dating website asked her to wire him money so he could iron out issues with a Visa and paperwork in Malaysia.

Police on Saturday spoke with the woman, 52, who reported that she met a man in his 50s last month using the dating site, Chemistry.com, according to a Rock Hill police report. He asked her for money to help work out issues with his travel Visa and other paperwork from Malaysia.

Though she never met the man in person, the woman wired him money from her credit union and deposited money at a local bank branch, the report states. The woman gave him $13,000 on Jan. 28 and then another $4,600 last Tuesday. She made a $10,000 deposit for the man last month at another bank branch in Rock Hill.

She told police she also met the man’s friend at the Starbucks off Celanese Road and gave him about $30,000 cash, the report states. The woman told police she’s lost up to $63,000 in her savings. The man’s friends continue to call the woman, asking for cash and implying that they are willing to come to her house to get the money. Police are still investigating.

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