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When Janet Cook went looking for love online, 17 years after losing her husband, she found someone on the very first day."I liked him you know because he said sweet things and he was very charming and had a kind of a gentle demeanor about him," Cook said.
After four months of courtship including emails and phone calls, but never meeting in person, the man who claimed to be a contractor from Virginia was suddenly stuck somewhere in Africa and in serious trouble. "I was really worried about him, I thought the man was going to die."The money started to add up and before Janet realized she was being swindled the 76-year-old widow was out roughly $300,000."These are people who have worked so hard for their savings and now they are giving it all away to the romance scammers," Barbara Hannah Gufferman with the AARP explained.
A short message sent on a Thursday evening in early December 2013, under the subject line: Match? She signed up for a six-month subscription to Match.com, the largest and one of the oldest dating services on the Web.
Now she was all by herself in a house secluded at the end of a long gravel driveway. At first, she just tiptoed around the many dating sites, window-shopping in this peculiar new marketplace. It wasn't until the fall that Amy was ready to dive in.
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