You just want to be talking to them all the time." She believes the man she called Robert was eventually going to ask her to send him money. If it seems too good, it probably is." The woman believes the man she was speaking to may have been living in Nigeria and was part of a fraudulent ring happening there.
Her daughter showed her videos online of other women sharing their stories after they were ripped-off. She says it's so difficult for police to track them down because they use throwaway phones and live in foreign countries.
"He says that he's going to retire in six weeks and he wanted to be a citizen in the United States," said the woman. "This oil rig is on a lot of You Tube videos and sites with testimony.
"He said he needed to find a home to retire to and wanted to know how much the houses were running in my area because, of course, he wanted to be near me. This is one of the big stories that these guys work on oil rigs because they have no access to their funds, they say. But then he would call me and everything would go back to my ear candy again, which is the way they do it.
"There was a woman who had given over a hundred thousand dollars and it wasn't even her life savings, it was her childrens' life savings, she borrowed the money from her children," said the woman. If you believe you might be a victim of an online dating scheme, contact your local law enforcement.
For this woman it was a close call and now she's using this as a way to educate others who might be looking for love online.
"It was his job and the company he said he owned and he was a foreigner," said the woman.
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"He started talking right away and it became the most wonderful ear candy a woman could ever have," said the woman.
"It was four days of him telling me everything I wanted to hear, that's for sure." The woman says she met the man on the dating website Zoosk.