November 23, 2006
A woman receives an intriguing e-mail message with a handsome photo attached. Soon, she’s falling for a man who tells her he loves her, but is stuck in Africa and needs money. Nigerian scams targeting the lonely cost Americans more than $100,000 each day. Meet two women who get a wake-up call about the men they believe to be their soulmates.
It Began on IM
Dee-Dee responded to an invitation to chat online, and within weeks was in love with a New Yorker depending on her financial assistance to leave Nigeria.
“I’m in Love with the Idea of Him”
Annette is sure she’s being scammed, but says she can’t stop loving a man who claims to be strapped for cash and stranded in Africa.
After the show, the audience weighs in.