Florida senior Catherine Short was swindled out of an eye-watering $185,000 after falling prey to an online dating scam.
The 71-year-old was conned out of the hefty chunk of cash after signing up to the ChristianMingle.com dating site, reports Fox13.
Short reportedly found a match and felt like they’d hit it off, with her new beau saying he’d eventually want to get married. He also promised to buy her a gold ring with her name spelled out in diamonds.
But after several months of communication, her online lover — who she never actually met — started demanding that she buy him expensive gadgets.