Dr Phil: Internet Romance Wiring Money Overseas & Pig Busters Scams


Dr Phil: Online Dating Disaster

Dr Phil helped Dawn come to terms with the reality that she is the victim of an Internet romance gone bad and an online dating scam. What will happen next? Find out what advice Dr Phil had for Dawn about finding love offline and healing from her broken heart.

Dr Phil: Internet Romance Wiring Money Overseas

Dr Phil: Internet Romance Wiring Money Overseas & Pig Busters Scams

Dr Phil debunked an internet romance in which the victim was wiring money overseas and used Pig Busters to identify the scam artist. How can you avoid this?


Dawn has been wiring money overseas in names other than her online boyfriend, David. Her daughter searched for one of the names online and found out it was a scam. But her mother did not believe her.

Dr Phil said that Dawn has admitted to having intimate conversations with David, including sending him racy photos of herself.

Dr Phil: Pig Busters Online Dating

What Dr Phil did find was David’s name and picture on several websites devoted to busting scams. One is called Pig Busters, and they traced the email traffic from David’s Yahoo account to Nigeria. Dr Phil even showed a photo of the scammer.


On another website, Dr Phil learned that he was using other names and the same photos to scam countless other people.

Dr Phil: Internet Romance Broken Heart

This relationship has unfolded over seven months, and Dawn said that talking to David makes her feel good. The sad part is that he is not real.

Dr Phil said that she will never see her money again, which should be obvious. Though Dawn expected to be brokenhearted, she did have a supportive family around her that cared about her and could support her.

Dr Phil: Online Dating Scam Artists

Instead of dating online, Dr Phil suggested that she could invest her time and energy in a real relationship. Dawn admitted that she knew this was a scam, but did not want to believe it was true.

“You were in love with being in love,” Dr Phil diagnosed. I don’t think that is in the diagnostic manual, but that doesn’t make it less true.

Dawn seemed to take it really well that her fake boyfriend was a scam artist. I guess she probably did know the jig was up.



  1. says

    This started ar Match.com1 a week before Christmas 2013 then she was in Malaysia her name Linda Ann Martinez a civil engineer in Kuala Lampur started needing moneyin March 2014 guess I got suckered by her Beauty now she is in Bangkok Thailand needing 1300 dollars for Plane Fare can leave Bankok on the 21st if I sent the funds I’m in almost75000 dollars so far, should I Believe Iits real or not.

  2. says

    i was emailed by a man who said he was on zoosk, i talked to him for months….he asked me to accept $5,000 in my bank acct, i wanted no part of this money laundering skeme, said he was an engineer in maylasia and was under scrutiny for possible money laundering and then needed 2,000 to pay his lawyer.. actually, i fell in luv with before all this happened just talking to him on line and cell..today, i found his photo, verified in Nigeria and didn’t take much to figure he was a “known” scammer…broke my heart but that’ll heal faster than my bank acct….i did not send him money and SURELY won’t…i’m just glad that i am very detailed oriented and caught onto him quickly…questions about anyone, just “google” their name, that’s how i pulled up his info…dr phil offers so much helpful advice, ask him or his site if ur unsure….just be careful and most of all, if ur an older person like me, BE AWARE of scammers…judi

  3. says

    July 2014 and still continueing to date Received what was suppose to be a cashiers ck to be deposited into my bank account3 days later I was ask to get it out in cash.Ask then to seperate the money in half and send to Nigeria in 2 seperate names.They were suppose to be this persons agents.Well to make a long story short it turned out to be fraud.I was lucky that the bank did not press charges.He disappeared for about a month and then returned This has been going on now for almost a year and alot of money has bee taken from me.now about a month ago he asked to send money for him to come to the states So after sending the money all of a sudden he needed 1300 more.I knew then that I had been had.Still he continues to keep me on g mail.Waiting for the remaining money to show up There are also other women who are also sending and have sent him money.His name he goes by is Alexander Jimmy Smith and from what I have found out he goes back to 2010 and is living somewhere in Nigeria because I have sent packages through the mail.This person needs to be stopped If anyone knows how to catch a scammer please let some one know.

  4. says

    After being active for some time with online dating i have spoken with over a thousand scammers..
    I never sent any of them money…my friends and others i know have..a small fortune lost and hearts broken..
    One would think like i did that the advice of \dont send money to someone you never actually seen\..
    Sounds like good advice but….i saw and also spent time together on 2 occassions with the person who has all of my retirement funds…
    Oh ..what can i say?
    My friens never spoke on phone to their scammers or ever saw them..but does it matter?
    Does that help?
    I have to take a wild guess that perhaps in my case scammer or opportunist is the same thing..either way im ruined..financially and emotionally…and 4years wasted…
    I call it emotional blackmail..
    With tecnology improvements hopefully soon someone will come up with the perfect solution to put an end to this life shattering practise…be ever so careful…in who you are dealing with…its just scammers out there…

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