He said the two spoke over the phone over the course of a few nights. But when she asked him for $500 to buy a Halloween costume, his defenses sprang up.
"I specifically said to this person on the phone, 'this is the kind of thing people do when they're getting scammed,'" he said, adding that communication petered out after that.
He never imagined that "Bree" was really a man, but now that he knows the truth, he said he's not surprised.
"I've always been a little skeptical," he said. "If it's too good to be true, it probably is. Hot women don't just fall off trees."