Woman loses $150K in online dating scam


(WNDU)  An Indiana woman is out almost $150,000 after falling for what she calls an online dating scam.

The woman wishes to remain anonymous, as the investigation into her case is ongoing. In February, she turned to an online dating website to find a companion. A connection was made immediately, and she confided in a man who called himself John Hagen.

He was depicted online as an attractive, successful engineer. The two began communicating by phone, including calls and text messages. Unfortunately, in just a matter of weeks, getting to know each other turned into desperation. He wanted money, and it was disguised as “love.”

“It got pretty intense fairly quickly. ‘I love you, I want to be with you for the rest of my life.’ Lots of passion and lots of attention. Just really making me feel special,” she says about her online romance.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s