Terri says she fell in love with someone she met online who was posing as Hollywood actor Jeffery Dean Morgan. She’s since learned from Dr. Phil, that her online love is a catfish operating out of Nigeria. TELL DR. PHIL YOUR STORY: Huge family drama?
Terri says she gave her “scammer” $8,000 in iTunes cards as well as access to her bank accounts. She claims she was then used as a “money mule” in an international money laundering scheme.
“There are currently bank fraud charges against me,” says the 58-year-old. Terri says even though she went to the authorities, she fears she’ll face jail time for what she claims was her unwitting participation in the scam. WATCH ‘I’m Afraid I’m Going To Get Arrested,’ Says Woman Who Claims She Was Tricked Into Participating In An International Money Laundering Scheme
Terri is a marriage and family therapist with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. Dr. Phil says becoming the victim of a scammer, “Doesn’t have anything to do with intelligence. This has to do with emotion.” In the video above, he explains how scammers screen potential victims.
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If you believe that you or someone you know have been the victim of an internet love-scam, visit the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center
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