A Florida woman gets scammed $300,000 on Match.com after a man promised her love, and now she can’t afford her cancer treatment.

A woman from OCALA, Florida claims Match.com isn’t protecting its users, after she lost $300,000 to a stranger online.

Betty Davies says she met a man online who shared her interests and offered to share her life.

She told reporters:

“I really thought my prayers had been answered. And the deeper he charmed me, the deeper I fell,”

Davies says a man who claimed to be named “Donald Moore” sent her an email on the website. He told her he was a chemical engineer on assignment in Malaysia. She says the two had planned to meet in Atlanta, and that’s when their romance took a turn.

She says the man told her:

“Someone has grabbed his briefcase, which has his wallet and all his credit cards in it,”

He told her he was stranded and he needed cash. Davies said she hesitated at first, but she wired him $5000 cash, and then another $5000 days later.

The man then spoke to Davies with words of love, and told her how much she meant to him. She said the man then told her he wanted to marry her. She told reporters:

“I think I want to marry you [is what he said].’ All the words a woman wants to hear,”

Davies said she kept sending him money, and before she knew that Moore didn’t exist, scammers had already cleaned her out of $300,000.

This year alone many women have been scammed on dating sites. One woman lost $100,000, another woman lost $280,000, and another woman from California claimed she was romanced and scammed out of $500,000.

Match.com says it makes its users sign a pledge to not send money to anyone, and posts a scam warning on every page.

Davies says that she’s battling Breast cancer for the second time, and that money could’ve helped with the treatments. She says:

“I have no heart left because of this. I’m heartless. I really am,”

She said she contacted police four years ago and later filled out federal complaints against Match.com for giving scammers easy access, but that has gone no where. She says she could’ve used the money to beat her cancer.

Match.com released a statement to Action 9 news saying:

“At Match, the safety and well-being of our community is a top priority, and we take the issue of fraud very seriously. These scams are rare, but that doesn’t make them any less upsetting. Match has a dedicated team and sophisticated technology that patrols for fraud and reviews each and every member profile to block IP addresses from high-alert countries, stolen credit card numbers and red flag language in profiles. But the bottom line is that users should never ever send money to someone you haven’t met in person and report the individual who asks you to do so. Those two steps will stop almost every scam in its tracks and help protect the next potential victim.”

Updated: July 27, 2019 — 6:38 am

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