Sarah, 46, admits she has sent more than $1 million to her boyfriend, “Chris,” whom she met online just over a year ago but has yet to see in person. Sarah’s cousin, Crystal, believes Sarah is being conned into squandering her inheritance. Dr. Phil’s viewers join the effort to help track down the man behind the images of “Chris.” Is this a scam?
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Million-Dollar Love Scam?
Sarah says despite being twice divorced, she still believes in love — and she thinks she has found just that in “Chris,” whom she met online more than a year ago but has yet to see face to face.
“He told me early on that he was a widower and that he had two daughters, and he was on a business trip in South Africa,” Sarah says. “He’s from Milan, Italy, and moved to the United States about 18 years ago.” She says she has spoken to “Chris” over the phone many times. “He’s very poetic when he talks to me,” she says, adding that they’ve discussed marriage. “I’m definitely in love with ‘Chris.’”
Sarah admits she has sent “Chris” more than $1 million, but she believes he will make good on his promise to pay her back.
Sarah’s cousin, Crystal, says she believes Sarah is squandering her inheritance on a love scam. “If Sarah continues sending ‘Chris’ money, she’s going to have nothing left,” Crystal says.
“It had been a long time since I had love.”
“You’ve tried to get together a number of times, right?”
Why did Crystal help Sarah send “Chris” $50,000, despite her suspicion that it’s a scam? And, Sarah learns just how much money she has really sent to her online boyfriend.
Tune in to see what happens after Dr. Phil — with the help of his social media followers — tracks down the man pictured in the photos of “Chris,” allowing Sarah to meet him face to face for the first time. Is this the real deal?