Worried about my mom
She has been talking to a guy who goes by Louis Van and says he's from Omaha Nebraska and works in Alaska as an engineer for an Oil rig. I know it sounds bad and he has an accent and bad English. He's widowed with a son who goes to college in New York. Every time he's supposed to come something happens like something breaks, he lost his phone, his phone broke, etc. Me and my siblings have all been skeptical but it's hard to say anything as my mom shuts down and gets mad (she's barely talking to my older sister and her husband due to them questioning it all from early on and voicing their concerns).
Now the latest is she sent him a phone and iPad overnight before his flight and guess what he never showed and phone tracking shows it has not moved from where it was delivered and he's gone radio silent again. We looked him up and there is no record of him as a resident anywhere or him having a license or being an engineer in any state.
His phone number is 561-440-7290 which is registered in West Palm Beach Florida but to no name or address. My mom has been through the ringer with our dad and our younger sisters. She has been single since she left my younger sisters' dad over 15 years ago. This is going to crush her. I have done reverse image search of the image he has sent but it is found no where nor is his email email@example.com.
I am looking to see if anyone has been scammed by the same man or with same photos so we can present more evidence against this guy so she will believe us before he gets more from her. We do not know if she has sent him money but we believe she has as some of her current actions lately have not made any sense (sold her paid off car and now using a rental, transferred large amount of money from a credit card when all her bills are paid off).
Someone please help me so I can stop this before it goes any farther.