They say that love is blind so the Better Business Bureau – Nebraska is warning those looking for the soul mate to be extra careful if using an internet dating site. President Jim Hegarty says a Nebraska woman not only had her heart broken but to add insult to injury she lost a lot of money.
Hegarty says she joined a dating website and started emailing someone in Nigeria. She was told the man was an American citizen that was helping to build an orphanage. After a time he told her the project was shut down and he was in need of money until he got his payments from the government. Once everything was settled over there the man said he would come to the U-S and the two would get married.
Hegarty says over the course of several months she wired more than $7,000 to the individual. He says that person was nothing more than a typical Nigerian running a new version of an old scam.
Hegarty if any situation appears too good to be true think again before opening the bank account.