Elderly woman scammed out of $73K on dating site

HUMMELSTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – A 78-year-old Dauphin County woman in Pennsylvania was scammed out of more than $73,000 while looking for companionship through an online dating site, police said.

State police in Harrisburg said the Hummelstown woman was contacted by email, phone, and texts by an unknown person through the senior dating website SeniorPeopleMeet.com. They said she wired numerous money orders totaling $73,735 to that person.

Investigators said there could be other victims.


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