Online dating turns expensive for scammed woman

Nov. 21, 2011

A Brookfield woman was scammed out of more than $29,000 by someone she had met on a dating website, according to city of Brookfield police reports.

Also in the reports:

The woman told officers she had wired more than $29,000 to Malaysia on Nov. 19.

The 51-year-old woman maintained a lengthy relationship with the man, whom she had met on a popular dating website, before she agreed to send him more than $29,000 to pay for taxes on a supposed inheritance.

Although the man had agreed to pay her back, she never heard from him again.

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