DEAR ABBY: My friend “Lois” is in her 70s. She met a man on a dating site several years ago. I warned her he was a romance scammer, but she kept talking to him. She even sent him a few hundred dollars.
Since then, she has been talking to more than one stranger who I’m pretty sure are scammers as well. I suspect she’s sending them money, too. Lois lives on Social Security, but sometimes comes into small windfalls from a stimulus or the sale of items.
She has been in a relationship with a man she lives with for several years. When I asked her how she would like it if he were doing the same thing, Lois told me she would stop. Now I see she is friends with three or four more strange men on Facebook! I don’t know them, but they sometimes “like” things I post. (I will have to change my settings so that strangers can’t see my posts.)
What’s wrong with her? Does she like to pretend she is rich? They keep sending friend requests to me and my sister. Of course, we don’t accept them. We have warned Lois about this, yet she continues to do the same thing. What can I do? — SEEING CLEARLY IN GEORGIA
DEAR SEEING CLEARLY: Lois is an adult. …….