“My son, Dennis, is very much in love with his fiancée, Kimberly. It has been a while since my son’s been in love,” says Barbara, about her son Dennis. “You can tell that he’s excited when he hears from her. He drops everything just to get to the phone.”

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Dennis met his fiancée, “Kimberly,” who says she lives in Chicago, on an online dating website. He says they were supposed to meet in person when she returned from an antique shopping trip in South Africa with her daughter but while there, they got in a terrible car accident and then her passport expired. He claims they eventually made it to Istanbul and then Amsterdam, where they have been detained because of improper travel documentation and are currently stranded.

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“My son has spent everything that he has to get Kimberly and Sandra home. It seems like every time that they ask for more money -- it’s immigration or it’s some kind of fees, passport -- every time it’s something different,” Barbara says. “I depleted my savings account, ended up putting money on my credit cards, and I’ve even taken money out of my 401K. I do not have any more money to give.”

Is Dennis being scammed by corrupt officials as he claims? Or is he being catfished? See what happens when he meets the woman he believes is “Kimberly” in person on Friday’s episode of Dr. Phil. Check here to see where you can watch.


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