Sarah, who will be featured on Dr. Phil’s upcoming episode, tells that she has met a man named Chris Olsen for the past 18 months on an online dating facility.
Chris who is a businessman based in Africa soon proclaimed his love over the 2 times divorced Sarah that he refers as his “flower” and soon to be “Mrs Olsen.”
However the path to happy ever after was such a rocky road as Chris was detained for several times and prevented to come back home following an incident with the African government in the country of Benin.
Sarah on the other hand is very determined to help her new found love. So she sold her apartment and earned $500,000 and sent the money to Chris in order to have his bail paid.
In spite of the story reading of a handbook How to Avoid a Dating Scam which seems like a warning call, Sarah is still “95% sure” Chris is not lying.
“He has given me assurance that once he gets home, he will repay every dime.” She said that she has given Chris around $1.4 million to settle his bail and bills and asked the help of Dr. Phil with the hope that he can make them unite on his show.
Sarah deems that Chris, an Italian who is already a widow and originates from Milan who transferred to America nearly 20 years ago. As they met online, he said to her he was currently working in South Africa. After several months, he moved to Benin together with his 2 daughters.
According to Sarah, Chris desperately wants to go back home to America but has an issue with the Benin government which include being falsely accused due to money laundering.
On top of the $500,000 amount of bail cash, Sarah has also paid the visa bills, hotel bills, attorneys, money for stolen credit cards and she was even the one who paid for the nanny’s salary.
Recalling about their first encounter over the web datingsite, Sarah said that she was overly flattered by the mere attention. “What I thought is that, wow, this guy is undeniably handsome, it is beyond my imagination that he is actually entertaining me.” “Chris is good with flattery and poetic words. He’ll ask me ‘how are you my queen’.”
Almost every day, the couple talk over the phone even though Sarah admits that during the moment she has recognized Chris, his voice has been quietly different. He seemed to have an Italian accent at first, but she believes that his voice was changed since he has been in Benin for quite some time.
“I still have faith in love.”