Adam Hilarie, 27, was shot in the head during a robbery that police say Hailey Bustos, 18, arranged within hours after visiting his home on their first date in the central Florida town of Auburndale.
Police said Mr Hilarie and Bustos met through the Plenty Of Fish website.
We know that it’s possible to pull a background report on almost anyone.
But stories like this hit us hard because they reveal one truth: sometimes, we really don’t know who we’re speaking with online.
The arrest was made on Saturday, after authorities were called by the victim of the attempted crime.
Frances Lee Tapscott is accused of making a fake profile under the name of the victim on the Plenty of Fish website.
A man who took a woman bowling after meeting her through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, police said.
Alaskan man allegedly used web registry to attack sex offenders "He just had this spirit about him, and it was inexplicable, you know," Hilarie's brother Angel Cruz told the station.
When Adam Hilarie met up with 18-year-old Hilarie Bustos for a date, he had no idea she was part of a deadly online dating scam — one that would end in his murder.
She used photos of the woman, that had been taken from other sources, and posed as the alleged victim, while requesting something that she painted as an extreme fetish.
reports that the Florida woman wrote in the fake dating ad that she wanted strange men to go to her residence and act out a so-called “rape fantasy” that she had.