On Sunday, March 19, a 58 year-old Troy woman filed a police report saying that she'd been swindled out of about $703,000. She says she thought she was helping a man named "Donny" with his financial troubles. She'd met him on Match.com, but had never seen him in person. In spite of that, he managed to convince her to wire him the money over the course of the last year.
According to the woman, the man told her that he worked on an oil rig outside of London. She was recently contacted by someone at Interpol who informed her that "Donny" had been arrested at the airport with a large amount of money that he didn't pay taxes on. She was told that she needed to wire him money for his bail and back taxes. Police suspect that was just the next part of the scam.
fault. It's not necessarily a law violation. Bottom line, keep your money to yourself. If you have to help people, there