"I've never met Chris in person, but I'm definitely in love with Chris."
If you're going to settle for a scam artist, you should at least pick a Nigerian Prince.
Twice-divorced Sarah, a 46-year-old woman who should know better, recently made an appearance on Dr. Phil because she was hoping he would help unite her with a man she had fallen in love with online. Incidentally, she has also sent this man $1.4 million.
She told Dr. Phil, "Despite my two marriages, I still believed in love. So I joined an online dating site."
Sarah explains that after she signed up for the (unnamed) site, "an attractive person came on there and said 'wow you look like you wouldn't hurt a fly.' I said 'wow this guy's really handsome, I can't believe he's talking to me!'"
We never get a clear picture of what Chris Olsen, Sarah's Prince Charlatan, looks like, but we do get this shadowed image I assume was pulled from his dating profile.
She could have just as easily met Chris in the spam folder of her email. He is a classic scam artist, right down to the requests for money to be wired to accounts in Africa to the tune of $1.4 million.
Sarah is willing to send him money because, even though they have never met in person, she believes they are in love.
Chris told Sarah he was born in Italy, moved to the US 18 years ago, and then moved to Africa for business.