Instead, dozens of people looking for love found themselves cheated on money totaling over a million dollars.
Now the suspect faces federal charges in North Carolina.
Documents explain how prosecutors say Michael Moore, also known as Bobby Moore, targeted victims on social media and pretended to be their boyfriend to gain access to their bank accounts.
Prosecutors say he had at least 30 victims, usually over the age of 60.
Here is an example of the type of lie he is accused of telling:
Prosecutors say he told a victim he worked on an oil rig in the Atlantic Ocean and that his suitcase with his pay inside had been detained by customs. He said he needed financial support to get the suitcase out.
Then prosecutors said he also claimed to be an associate of the fake boyfriend and demanded more money for additional charges that were also bogus.
The messages show that he told a victim to meet him at Charlotte Douglas International Airport to raise $ 74,000, and also said to “always cut off all communication between us.”
Moore is charged with wire fraud and allegedly lied to airport officials about where he got the money.
Prosecutors say one of his victims discovered his scheme.
It is always important to remember Action 9 tips when meeting someone online. They may not be who they claim to be.
Never send money to someone you haven’t met in person. It could save you thousands of dollars and a broken heart.