I just found out that my grandma basically fell for the Nigerian prince schtick and gave him her entire life’s savings. I’m very shook and it’s such wild news to process.

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I'd seriously consider getting guardianship of her if this is true. There is always more to lose.

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Yes, my aunts and uncles are 100% doing this now. I think she was too embarrassed to fess up bc she knew this was going to be the natural reaction from her children

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Woo... scums who defraud the elderly need to be hanged!

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Sorry to hear about your grandma losing $300k. I'm kind of amazed people are still falling for the Nigerian prince scam though. There's been so many jokes about it and news reports since the late 90s.

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😬 I saw your other replies about her sending it in chunks over a couple of years. FB should have a default warning on messages for people over 50 saying "Did this person promise to send you money if you sent them some first? Click here to report"

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Numbers please....

Ouch

Did she transfer through any her financial institutions? There may be a claim against the banks. They know this stuff is going on.

Ugh this is awful OP. I’m so so so sorry

Give us details on the scam. How do these work?!

She’s divorced and alone, so I think the guy met her on Facebook and was flirting with her and mentioned he could arrange for her to win some big prize but she just needed to pre-pay the taxes on it. Then told her arbitrary deadlines to hit for various amounts of money? She told my uncle she needed to pay $2800 to the guy cuz otherwise she’d only get $350k and not the full $5M? Bizarre-o world, talk to your grandparents about the perils of the internet! I NEVER thought she’d fall for one of these but I think him flirting with her pushed it to another level

Very huge issue these days — romance scams and preying on vulnerable adults . Sorry op

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