"All I did was try to be nice to somebody who asked me for help," said a Shreveport woman who asked not to be identified.
The woman says soon after she met a man on a speed dating website, he started asking for cash.
"It was just a small amount at first," she said.
That amount soon grew to more than $30,000 in six months.
The man, who she knew as "Kelly Jackson," was supposedly from Michigan, but working construction in Ghana.
She said he asked her to send money for his workers and for a hospital bill because he'd gotten injured at work.
The woman says Jackson also sent her gifts like jewelry, clothing and rice. She said he even paid to of her medical bills, but the credit card ended up being stolen from New Mexico.
Bossier police showed up to arrest the woman, but she was able to show detectives receipts. She could have gone to jail for identity theft and fraud.
"Don't give anybody you don't know any of your personal information, any financial information or money for that matter," said Mark Natale with Bossier police.
Natale says when it comes to meeting people online, you can never let your guard down.
"I wouldn't do that to somebody, why would somebody do this to me," asked the woman.
Police say unfortunately people do it every single day and they don't care who they hurt in the process.