A woman in Canada went into debt to send her Match.com date (whom she'd never met) $100,000.
Pat Leary of Victoria is hoping her story will help others to date, well, more smartly. Back in January, Pat met a man who called himself Fredrik. The two spent months exchanging several dozens of emails and talking by phone.
“I put my heart out there and I trusted,” Leary told CTV News in Vancouver. “I just wholeheartedly believed in the love he said he had for me and I was reciprocating it.”
Leary fell hard for Frederik but the two were never able to meet because he was allegedly working overseas on a project. Frederik, a con artist, claimed to be a Vancouver engineer. After months of courting, he said he loved her and asked Leary for a loan so he could complete his work and return home to finally meet her. Leary then went into debt to send him $100,000; though she says she lost much more than just the money.
So, what can you do to avoid a similar fate?