“I love David and I want to be with David.” I don’t know whether to laugh or cry for this woman.

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Gail, her sister, thinks that Dawn is being scammed and David does not exist.

Dawn has never met him in person, despite three false starts.

OK, time out–they cut to a reaction shot of Dr Phil’s wife in the audience, who was all, “Oh no! Dr Phil said there are a plethora of online scams that originate from the Middle East; apparently Dr Phil has seen before.

He went on to point out the grammatical errors and inconsistencies that popped up in David’s correspondence.

She said she would be delighted to finally meet him in person.

Tania, Dawn’s daughter, thinks this is a form of brainwashing, and given that Dawn has given “David” ,000 over the last seven months, I am inclined to agree, but I am trying to keep an open mind and a straight face.

Of course there is the money, but more than that, him being fake would break her heart.

She also wanted to prove to her family that he is real.

Dawn tried to rationalize which law enforcement officers might be answering his phone and why.