CLT Woman Loses $300K to Match.com Romance Scam

CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A woman looking for love online said she lost $300,000 after she claims a scammer used a fake Match.com profile stole her heart and her life savings. 

Betty Davies said she met a man who shared her interests and offered to share her life. 

She considered Match.com the safest online dating site, so she joined it. 

Someone named "Donald Moore" emailed her saying he was a chemical engineer on assignment in Malaysia

They planned to meet in Atlanta, but their romance took a dark turn when he told her someone had grabbed his briefcase, which had his wallet and credit cards in it. 

Donald said he needed cash. Davies said she hesitated, but then wired $5,000 and then, $15,000 more.

That's when Donald told her he wanted to marry her.

She admits emotion blew away common sense and eventually, she realized Donald didn't exist. But, not before the scammer cleaned out her savings -- $300,000. 

Davies told police and filled out federal complaints against Match.com. 

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