A Florida woman was scammed out of $25,000 by a dating site scammer who told her he was a US military officer in Afghanistan who needed the dough to get back home.
Susan Rizzo, of Fort Lauderdale, told NBC 6 this week that she was smitten by the handsome man she met on Plenty of Fish and decided to send him the money because she felt a spark.
“I sent the money because after two months of communicating I felt I was developing a relationship that felt real,” Rizzo told the news outlet about the con man, who claimed to be named Nicholas Shawn Wells Edwards.
The cruel Casanova told the infatuated woman that he needed the $25,000 for his trip back to South Florida – saying he had spent all his money getting from Afghanistan to Israel after the military’s humiliating and deadly pullout from the Taliban-controlled country.
“I sent the first amount of money feeling it was right based on where we were at,” Rizzo…