Ocala woman lost $50K in dating website scam, deputies say
Marion County Sheriff's Office to hold workshop on dating scams
Marion County deputies are searching for the man who they say scammed an Ocala woman he met through a dating website out of $50,000.
A 66-year-old woman started a relationship with someone through a dating website and after talking for weeks, the man asked her for money for a humanitarian project in Malaysia, according to deputies.
The woman then wired $50,000 to the man and then he stopped talking to her.
Deputies are setting up a workshop to teach people how to spot similar scams on dating websites. It will be held on 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on October 6 at the sheriff's headquarters in Ocala.