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Older, Lonely And Scammed

Friday, April 5, 2024

Season 1 | Episode 4

Dr. Phil exposes scams targeting older, lonely, Americans, featuring one victim's harrowing story.

Our society faces a profound crisis, with 28% of the population now living alone, up from just 9% in the 1950s, making millions vulnerable to online fraud. Dr. Phil, joined by Chris Harrison, former host of "The Bachelor," who brings nearly two decades of insight into love's complexities, discuss the societal shifts that have increased loneliness, making older adults prime targets for scams. Dr. Phil exposes a shocking tool of online scammers—a scammer MANUAL containing 100 “foolproof” pick-up lines designed to exploit the lonely and isolated, out of millions of dollars, provided by Social Catfish, a company that verifies online identities using reverse search technology.  Chris sits down with 67-year-old widow Lucy, who fell prey to a textbook romance scam, using every trick from this disturbing manual. PLUS, an 81-year-old woman who was scammed not once, but twice, within three months.

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