Is my friend's mom being romanced by a prince or being scammed?

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  1. CloudBerry

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    So my friend tells me about something his 60ish mom brought up the other day. Apparently she's been having an online romance with a guy who claims to be a youngish rich and famous member of Svenborgia's royalty. She just told her husband of several years to kick rocks and give her some space though they have had a rough relationship anyway from what I understand. The story is a little convoluted and secondhand and probably shaded by her making it seem better than it is but she's been having a long text affair after supposedly meeting this guy at a horse show in the U.S. (story is vague about that) and here are some later highlights:

    apparently she gave $5,000 to one of this guy's charities but then found out that she gave that to an impostor but the "real" guy later showed back up and told her how people are always trying to steal his identity and now it was him again and they started communicating again.

    she told my friend that he was going to send her two fancy cars I think. still haven't seen them. i'm thinking as long as she doesn't send any money for "fees" or anything maybe this will bring everything to an end.

    some of her social media accounts also were accessed or attacked by someone from the UAE so my friend was helping her sort out her phone and gained access to the conversations she's been having. found out that she just sent $1700 to some agency for some reason or another (i'm guessing "fees"). wanted to send 2,000 but couldn't do that in one day. guy says $1700 isn't enough, she has to send the rest to "do her part". She also sent a copy of the receipt after he said he needed that too.

    apparently at least one time she asked for a selfie as proof he is who claims and he pulled the old if you don't believe me then you don't love me, etc and the conversation resumed later on.


    Any of this seem suspicious?
     
    #1 CloudBerry, Mar 6, 2019
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  2. angus

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    Without reading, scammed.
     
  3. Cornfed Buffalo

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  5. War Grundle

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    She’s getting royally screwed.
     
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  7. lfriend

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    When he escapes the prison in Nigeria your friends mom will be laughing all the way to the bank
     
  8. Mix

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    That's how I met my secret gay Dubai lover. Worth every penny.
     
  9. Nole96SC

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    How is this even a question?
     
  10. cutig

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    Wait is this actually a question?
     
  11. milquetoast

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    Factually inaccurate. I never asked her for the receipt...she sent it on her own.
     
  12. Bruce Wayne

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    Sounds legit to me
     
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  13. Sex Fuckhead

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    Lots of young royals court aging 60 year olds. This is fine.
     
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  14. DaveGrohl

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    Your friend is an idiot for not stopping this sooner.
     
  15. mal630

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    In a related note, someone had a good scam that got my mom. Someone called her and told her that they were Apple or affiliated with Apple and if she didn't go to the store and buy iTunes $150 gift card she would lose all of her photos on the cloud. She called me in total panic thinking she was going to lose her photos and was 100% ready to piss away $150 to keep them. It was very hard to tell her that it was a scam.

    She finally agreed that Apple would not tell her to go to Walgreen's to do anything.
     
  16. Lawnole23

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    Is this a serious thread? Is this a scam?
     
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  18. wes tegg

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    Yeah, all of it.
     
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  19. One Two

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    This is my sentiment.

    Unless he hates his mother, then he's actually doing a great job.
     
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  20. CloudBerry

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    i was definitely being facetious about there being any question this is a scam in the OP, just so everyone knows. after she booted her husband, she told my friend about this "relationship". she later told him about the weird $5,000 "donation". he's basically been trying to get it through her head that it's a scam but says she just shuts down the conversation and says she knows all the points he's bringing up. he just found out about her sending this latest money. it's really sad. it's obvious that she's fooling herself and that the hope that this "relationship" gave her is the most exciting thing that's happened to her in forever. does anyone have any advice about what he can do?
     
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  22. clemsontyger04

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    Totally not a scam

    Signed,

    Young Arab Sheik royal with tons of money to throw at 60 yr old women.
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    Tell his mom it's a scam. HTH
     
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    you'd think with all that money he could just fly over in his private jet and take care of customs fees and stuff but shows how little I know!
     
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  25. CloudBerry

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    well yeah. like i said, he's done that. she stopped talking about it and just pulls away if he brings it up. he's always said she's kind of a handful. didn't know if he might have some other recourse.
     
  26. RSK

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    I don't understand what you're asking of TMB if you know its a scam
     
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    sometimes among all the shitposting TMB has weird experts who have insight into situations. didn't know if there might be legal avenues that i don't know of, or possibly psychological insights that might help the guy break through to his mom. i realize that there might not be much one could do but say "wake the fuck up!" to her but thought i'd ask.
     
  28. One Two

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    Can probably attempt to get the police involved bc it's fraud I'd think
     
  29. Tiffin

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    Have him change all his mom's passwords. And don't tell her.
     
  30. wes tegg

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    He could probably have her committed.
     
  31. bro

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    makes me think cloudberry is a fucking idiot
     
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  32. One Two

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    I have an online Arab boyfriend, Tegg, could you commit me?
     
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  34. DaveGrohl

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    Google. I’ve read about pretty much this exact scam being run before. If he can show her that it’s not a unique situation then she’ll be more likely to admit that it’s a scam. She likely already knows it’s not real but doesn’t want to admit that to herself and probably feels dumb for sending money. Gotta be gentle or she’ll lash out out of embarrassment.
     
  35. RSK

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    I mean I've had a friend's friends father go through something similar where he was promised a million dollars and sent thousands of dollars in fees in a similar scam. Family had an intervention with him and everything he would just not accept it. I guess he took it as a shot at his character and admitting to it would mean admitting to being gullible and that made him feel dumb so he dug his heels in. Not much you can do outside of counseling her and giving her the proper information and support. She's a grown ass woman so it's not like you can just take away her phone and credit card.
     
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  36. CloudBerry

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    Yeah
    yeah, that's what I was telling him. she's in a spot where she needs it to be true because the alternative is humiliating. tough to handle it delicately to try to keep her from maybe pushing everyone away.
     
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  37. CloudBerry

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    that may be true but it also may not be untrue
     
  38. Stagger Lee

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    OP,

    Hope this day finds you well?, I am Stagger Lee a merchant in Texas, I have been diagnosed with Esophageal cancer, It has defiled all forms of medical treatment, and right now I have only about a few months to live, according to medical experts.

    I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone (not even myself) but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous,I was always hostile to people and only focused on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world.

    Now that God is about to call me, I have willed and given most of my property and assets to my immediate and extended family members as well as a few close friends. I want God to be merciful to me and accept my souL. I have decided to give also to charity organizations, as I want this to be one of the last good deeds I do on earth. So far, I have distributed money to some charity organizations in the U.A.E, Algeria, Sudan, Europe and Kenya. Now that my health has deteriorated so badly, I cannot do this myself anymore.

    I once asked members of my family to close one of my accounts and distribute the money which I have there to charity organization in Bulgaria and Pakistan, they refused and kept the money to themselves. Hence, I do not trust them anymore, as they seem not to be contended with what I have left for them. I will want you to help me collect my last deposit and dispatched it to charity organizations which I deposited in security/finance house abroad, which no one knows of is the huge cash deposit of (Twelve Million Eight Hundred Thousand U.S dollars) I have set aside 25% for you, then 5% for any expenses incured.

    If you are interested, please private message me your prompt reply which you will have to do if you will be kind enough to assist;

    God Bless you!
     
  39. angus

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    Have someone call her saying they are a detective and they have information she's been taken in by a scam. We already know she will believe what a stranger on the phone tells her.
     
  40. wes tegg

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  41. CloudBerry

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    this. it's just like you're describing. she doesn't want to hear it and any actions he takes would likely be seen as nuclear options. he hoped she wouldn't send any more money and it would just work itself out but then he found out about this latest donation. they're going to keep her on the hook as long as they can.
     
  42. CloudBerry

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    that's actually not a bad idea.
     
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  43. CloudBerry

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  44. Stagger Lee

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    I didn't even need to finish reading the thread title to know the answer is yes.
     
  46. BellottiBold

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    Pretty sure your friend's mom has now funded terrorism.
     
  47. skiedfrillet

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