Twice-divorced Sarah met Chris Olsen online 18 months ago. They fell in love through an online dating service.
So far she has transferred a Million pounds to the man she calls Chris. She has not met him yet and his promises of coming to join her have not yet materialized. Despite his numerous attempts to come home so they can be together, she says, he keeps getting arrested on false charges for which she has to bail him out.
Last June, she had to sell an apartment she owned to wire him £400,000 bail.
She tells Dr. Phil in the video, she is 95% sure its all genuine.
Daily mail reports:
He told her he is originally from Milan, Italy, but moved to the United States 18 years ago.
The pair talk for hours on the phone every day and Sarah said she quickly realised she had fallen for Chris.
“An attractive person came on there and said ‘you look like you wouldn’t hurt a fly’,” she told the Dr Phil Show.
“I thought ‘wow, this guy is really handsome, I can’t believe he’s talking to me.’
“Chris has a way with words. He’ll say ‘how is my queen doing today’
“He’s very poetic when he talks to me.
“He writes ‘Mrs Olsen, I love you and I cant wait to be with you’.”
The only problem is, the pair have never been able to meet in person.
Chris, who told Sarah he is a widower with two daughters, says he had been in South Africa for business purposes.
But he is now stuck in Benin, West Africa, after getting in “trouble” with the government, Sarah says.
Over the course of their relationship, Sarah has sent almost £1million dollars to Chris for problems including stolen cards, calling cards, hotel bills, lawyers, a nanny and when his visa expired.
On one occasion, Chris said he had been imprisoned on false charges of money laundering.
Sarah sold an apartment she owned and sent him more than half a million dollars to get him out of jail.
She says Chris has made “five or six” attempts to leave Africa for the US, but each time is thrown back in jail.
Sarah adds that Chris’ accent appears to have changed in the time they have been talking.
“When I first started talking to him,” she told Dr Phil.
“He sounded Italian, now his accent’s kind of changed I don’t know if he’s adapted to where he’s at… in Benin.”
However, Sarah says she believes Chris’ stories are legitimate.
“I have questioned several times whether or not this is a scam,” says Sarah.
“But I’m 95 per cent certain that Chris is telling me the truth.
“I still believe in love
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