Ralph is an 80-year-old widower who admits he’s exhausted his retirement savings by sending “Louise,” who he met online, over $150,000 without ever having met her, video chatted with her or spoken to her on the phone. He insists that “Louise” is real, but his son, Dan, and daughter-in-law, Laura, say they believe Ralph is the victim of an online scam.

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“Louise” claims to be stuck in Germany – unable to return to the U.S. until government fees are paid. Ralph says when he told “Louise” he didn’t have the $8,000 she was requesting, she disappeared, and he hasn’t heard from her since.

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“She’s on her own because I can’t help her anymore,” says Ralph in the video above.

When “Louise” texts Ralph while he’s on the Dr. Phil stage and asks him to get in touch, does he respond?

Check here to find out where you can watch part one of this two-part episode airing Tuesday, then tune in for the conclusion on Wednesday to learn what happens when a Dr. Phil producer attempts to track down “Louise” in Berlin.

 

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