Typical Patterns And Excuses Of Online Love Scammers
Nino says his mother, Anna, has given away upward of $120,000 to a person calling themselves “Sammie Lee Strong.” Nino claims that “Sammie” has been catfishing Anna online since 2017.
Connie says she was scammed out of nearly $100,000 when, in 2018, she met “Johnson Conti” online. Admitting she ignored “all the red flags,” Connie says “Johnston” talked her out of most of her retirement savings within a matter of months.
Watch the video above to learn more as Dr. Phil explains the typical patterns and excuses used by online love scammers to lure in their victims. Plus – how does Connie respond when she is introduced to Ron, the man whose identity was stolen and used to catfish her - and others – online?
The conclusion of this three-part Dr. Phil airs Thursday. Check here for your local listing.
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If you believe you have been the victim of an internet love scam, visit the FBI’s special website: www.IC3.gov.