This is a lesson in how NOT to behave on the Internet.
In a preview for an upcoming Dr. Phil episode, a woman named Sarah reveals that she's given around $1.4 million to a man, Chris Olsen, who she met on an online dating site — but whom she's never met in person.
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They've been "dating" for the past 17 months, though he's never come to see her because he's supposedly stuck in Africa after traveling there on business. He told Sarah he's a widower with two daughters, who keeps getting arrested every time he attempts to come to America.
Not only has she given him bail money (after he claimed he was falsely accused of money laundering) but she's sent him cash for hotel bills, lawyers and even his nanny!
They still talk on the phone for several hours every day, though strangely enough, his voice has differed over the months. "When I first started talking to him he sounded Italian. Now his accent has kind of changed," she says (yeah, no way is this a scam).
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"I am 95 percent certain that Chris is telling me the truth, that this is all legit," Sarah adds. "He assured me that when he gets home he's going to pay me back every dime."
Sarah's hoping that 'Dr. Phil' will be able to unite her and Chris for the first time. Unfortunately, we have to wait until the March 3 episode to see who Chris really is, because, let's be honest, no way is this thing real!
Watch the full preview below:
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