Monday, February 28, 2011
Naperville Man gave $200K to fake online girlfriend
One Naperville man wired $200,000 to rescue his online girlfriend from kidnappers before realizing it was all a hoax.
He believed he was in a 2 ½ year long relationship with the lady he met online. The man even had a copy of her driver’s license, which of course turned out to be a fake sample license found in Google images.
The 48-year-old man had already wired the cash to various bank accounts in Nigeria, Malaysia, England, and the United States before realizing it was all a sham.
Police said when an officer told the man the “woman” he was sending money to didn’t exist, he “was in disbelief.”
I can't rip this guy. I mean perhaps after 2 ½ years, it’s time for a face-to-face meet up or a video chat in a public place rather than a fake license. But this poor bastard was just trying to fit in. Naperville is the nations capital for guys who pay their significant others a couple hundred thousand not to fuck them.