Grandmother Believes Jason Momoa Has Fallen In Love With Her
A grandmother from San Antonio, US, believes Hollywood hunk Jason Momoa is in love with her, but rather than this being a feel good story (it is 2020), unfortunately for her the local police are investigating what's going on.
The 72-year-old, whose identity has been protected, is convinced the Aquaman actor has been the one on the other end of their chats. As she told local news: "He tells me he loves me, and I tell him I love him back."
The senior citizen apparently exchanges text messages with heart emojis, spends hours talking to him on the phone and has even had video chats with someone whom she claims is the Hawaiian native.
She said: "I see him, I see his whole body and everything, yep."
Unfortunately for her, it seems like she's the victim of a romance scam, one of tens of thousands who fall for similar cons yearly in the USA.
Whoever it is on the other end of the phone and video chats initially reached out to the elderly woman on Facebook, before suggesting they move their conversations to somewhere more private.
That's when he started sending money to her, asking her to then transfer it to another bank account he also had the details for.
Her son said: "She doesn't think she's doing anything wrong.
"Of course, he's telling her everything she wants to hear, she probably hasn't heard in years, and of course he's a celebrity."
Bank records have shown two deposits from the mysterious scammer in her account; one for $30,000 (£23,000) and one for $50,000 (£38,000).
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Nevertheless, the senior - who doesn't suffer from any cognitive health issues - remains sure it's Momoa, stating the money is supposedly a stash of cash he's needing to keep away from a settlement for a divorce he's apparently going through.
The money supposedly is to buy a new house for the actor and the woman so they can start a new life together.
She said: "In my heart, I believe it's him. He promised me a future and that's what I'm looking forward to."
Sheriff Javier Salazar who is investigating the incident clearly isn't a romantic, but more importantly knows a criminal when he senses one. He said: "She's being scammed and used."
Salazar was asked by the woman's family to look into the case after they feared she would get in trouble.
He added: "At some point somebody's going to know that $50,000, $80,000 is gone from here and where did it go."
Thankfully for the 72-year-old's family, the fact she hasn't kept any of the money transferred to her by the fictional Momoa means she should stay out of trouble.
The emotional weight of finding out that an A-list Hollywood celebrity isn't in fact in love with you may be harder to overcome.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: News 4 San Antonio
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