A South Carolina woman told police a man she met on an Internet dating website swindled her out of $40,000.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have not made an arrest in the case or released the name of the man suspected of obtaining the money by false pretenses, said Officer Jessica Lawrence, a police spokeswoman.
The 64-year-old woman from Conway, S.C., filed a police report on June 20 saying she met the man on Match.com.
The nearly 20-year-old website offers online dating services in 24 countries and territories and hosts sites in 15 languages, according to its web page.
The alleged deception went on for about a year, according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report, from November 2011 to December 2012.
Police did not identify the suspect. They also did not describe how the woman was allegedly swindled.
CMPDs Cyber Crimes unit is investigating and has classified the offense as a case of possible wire fraud.
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