November 21, 2016
Mark says after his divorce, he joined an online dating site where he met “Kelly Smith” whom he describes as attractive, honest, decent and kind. He says that three days into talking, “Kelly” told him that her father passed away and left her $3.5 million in cash and $3 million in jewelry and diamonds, which she says she put in two metal boxes. Mark says she agreed to give him 50 percent of her inheritance if he would help her get the boxes from Nigeria to the United States.
“I’ve spent over $750,000 getting these boxes shipped to this country,” says Mark, a doctor who admits he has taken money from his clinic, sold his house and stopped paying his taxes so he would have money to send. “For the last six years, I’ve been trying to help “Kelly” get these steel boxes shipped from Nigeria to the United States.”
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Mark says he’s been working with a professional shipper “Kelly” hired, in an effort to get the boxes to the U.S. safely. “We’re afraid if the boxes are opened by customs somewhere around the world, they will be stolen or confiscated,” Mark says. “I’m paying a lot of money for special documents and stickers to prevent it from happening.”
In the first 30 days of corresponding with “Kelly,” Mark says he paid $48,075 to change the name of ownership on the boxes to his name and in custom fees. He adds that just when it seems like everything is paid for, the shipper, Mr. Adeola, asks for more money.
“Right now, the boxes are in the Bahamas waiting for documentation from Dubai. Mr. Adeola has now said that once $32,000 payment is made, he will fly to Dubai to get the documents, then fly from Dubai to the Bahamas and bring the boxes to the United States and bring them to my house,” Mark says. “I’ve just sent the last payment to Dubai.”
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Mark, who has never met “Kelly” in person and has only talked to her on the phone three times, adds, “If everything that ‘Kelly’ is telling me is true, I’m saving her life.”
In the video above, hear more about Mark and “Kelly’s” relationship. On Monday’s episode of Dr. Phil, hear why Mark’s friend believes he is being scammed. And on Tuesday, the Dr. Phil show conducts a global investigation to determine where the boxes are. See what is discovered at the address that Mark gave for “Kelly” in Nigeria! Check here to see where you can watch.
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