My mother was contacted through face book about five weeks ago by a chap who claimed to be an orthopaedic surgeon working for the United Nations in Syria. My mother told me about this and said that she had started communication with him, although he was so busy in theatre pinning and plating back together.
He had been a doctor in the Canadian army, a widower with a fifteen year old son living with his parents in Ottawa. My mother is a very unhappy lonely lady in a miserable marriage to my father who is unwell and disabled. My brother visited last week to find her like a giddy teenager, in love with this man who is called prince Bernard, who also loves her. He is now planning to leave his contract with the UN in three weeks and return to Ottawa when he will be I presume expecting my mother to join him.
I am travelling home this week, it is a five hour drive for me and meeting with my brother and mother.
My mother is aware that we both believe she is the victim of a scam, but because no money has been asked for, she is adamant that this chap is genuine.
What do I do? I would be very grateful for any help.