A 73-year-old woman from Michigan was scammed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by a man she met online before he moved to Ireland.
The man, who went on a few dates with the woman before he moved, started asking her to wire money to him, Grand Traverse County police told WPBN.
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The man had told the woman he was going to reimburse her once he received a $2 million inheritance. He reportedly also asked her to become her mother’s Power of Attorney, WPBN reports.
The woman wired the man $60,000 of her own money and $360,000 of her mother’s money. In total, she sent him $420,000.
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After the woman’s son became aware of the situation, he contacted police. The case was handed over to the Department of Homeland Security because the suspect is overseas.