"I am a trusting person and it takes a lot for me to see that someone could hurt somebody at my age," said Short. Short is sharing her story to prevent others from falling victim to a similar scam.
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Short tells FOX 13 the relationship started with the man asking for expensive electronics.
She says after weeks of corresponding online she trusted the man and obliged. That's with shipping costs and I sold my house in Largo and sent every penny of it to him because he said he had a hospital bill in Panama and he couldn't leave the country until it was paid," said Short.
BOSTON -- If you looked at the pitching matchup heading into Friday night's game at Fenway Park, there was every reason to believe the Red Sox would open a four-game series with a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
After all, Boston had Rick Porcello, the reigning Cy Young Award winner who beat the Rays five straight times last season, on the mound.