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Of Dementia, Drunkenness, Scammers, and Seven Figures  

New2Midlo 49M  
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8/29/2020 4:04 pm

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Of Dementia, Drunkenness, Scammers, and Seven Figures

Thankfully, almost no one who reads this knows my true identity, which I guess is sort of the purpose here. That anonymity allows me to share shit that's quite embarrassing.

Ultimately, this one will include a life lesson, followed by a complete rant. I'm breaking it into two entries to make it less of a hump to read. Buckle in for a bumpy ride.

My father in a nutshell - really fucking smart, emotionally stunted, and a drunk. He was a well educated professional and rose from essentially being a clerk up to the C suite. He and my mother have been in Florida for about a decade, living in their exclusive gated community. My relationship with him hasn't always been great, due to the second and third trait I listed above. The last few times I visited, something about him seemed off, as though his mind was losing its sharpness. But I figured it was because he was drunk most of the time...was it alcohol or the onset of dementia?

About a year ago, I received an email from him indicating he and my mother needed to come live with me, because they were out of money. It seems he had lost most of his retirement savings in a investment scam around real estate in Turkey. I got on a plane and found he had just enough to stay in their home. I also made a point of finding out exactly how he had been scammed and was flabbergasted. Every bit of 'official' communication came from the common email domains starting in Y and G. This included the heads of state banks in Turkey and UAE. Once they hit him once, they kept hitting him with stories about how his money had been found and all he had to do was send even more money to get it back. And he blindly sent them over $750k. These fuckers screamed amateur hour. In one instance, my father asked about an email he supposedly received from the Murat Çetinkaya, the governor for Turkey's central bank. Aside from it coming from one of the email domains I mentioned, a quick search found that dude had been sacked by Erdogan two months prior. I couldn't fathom how my father couldn't recognize this shit for what it was, prima facie.

Anyway, I left from our visit and hit him hard with the message of don't give any more money to these people, which he agreed. Since then, I'd been asking him regularly if he'd been in communication with the scammers and he promised that he wasn't. My mother was convinced otherwise and told me so. But her mental acuity isn't exactly stellar, along with her physical health. Plus, this was at the beginning of COVID, so I wasn't about to jump on a plane. Until I got another email about a month ago. You guessed it, his alcohol induced early dementia self sent what money he had left to the scammers and he was about to be homeless...again. He wound up giving seven figures to scammers!!!

While the scammers had gotten slightly more sophisticated, they were still amateur hour. There was an investigator from Interpol on the case, Dustin Scott. However, our boy Dustin was also communicating via the same G email platform and writing using the exact same syntax / vocabulary as the other goat fuckers. Oh, and he was also receiving communication from Nuno Matos, the CEO of HSBC UK, you guessed it, same syntax and vocabulary. Numbnuts sent a statement showing the balance in my father's . Except any moron could look at the document and immediately tell it was bullshit. No bank, outside of perhaps some third world country, puts the CEO's picture on statements. Even more so, they don't spell his name wrong on said statement.

So, I jumped on a plane and did what I needed to do. This may sound callous, but fuck my father. His dementia is the result of his unwillingness to quit drinking. I rode him pretty hard, asking him repeatedly in what universe did he think he was going to get his money back by sending them more money. Going through the communication, the goat fuckers were even trolling him. One piece of comms from HSBC came from Lisa Simpson. Oh, they also threw a woman into the mix, who he sent $30k for a diamond ring because he said he loved her. Worth noting was that her picture was essentially a stock photo of a bimbo. Now, this is a sensitive topic for me, because a few years ago, my father drunkenly admitted to having a ten year affair with a family friend. So, my father is essentially a scumbag, on top of a drunken moron. You may sense some displeasure with this situation on my part. Well, there's a fuck ton of it. And sympathy is reserved for those who get scammed and neither lie to me nor attempt to cheat on my mother.

I'll conclude Part 1 with the life lesson, which is if you suspect one of your family members of dementia, take action. I should have taken over the finances after the first three quarter of a mill, but a) I figured the fuck tard had learned his lesson and b) he would have fought me tooth and nail.

It's a lovely fucking life, isn't it?


New2Midlo 49M  
472 posts
8/29/2020 4:21 pm

FML


positively4you 71F  
4157 posts
8/29/2020 5:51 pm

Oh how awful. Your poor mom. My dad was a drunk but died too young for dementia to set in. I am just glad he didn’t outlive mom.
Those pricks prey on the elderly. Do you have siblings to help?
Action needs to be taken now like no computer access.


New2Midlo replies on 8/29/2020 6:20 pm:
I'm an only child of two only children, which makes my support system a bit, well, nonexistent.

I'm not so worried about him having computer access, because he can only get to less than $2k; the rest is in an account that only I have access to.

To be clear, I fully recognized and accepted that someday, I'd be required to make sacrifices for my aging parents. Never expected it to be before they hit 80

60satisfaction 63M  
282 posts
8/29/2020 7:05 pm

Yeah, that sucks, a friend of mines father got taken like that but for only $15K,
and then my father got bamboozled by some slut that was supposed to be a housekeeper, arranged thru a local hospital. She talked my dad out of about $20K
before I found out what was going on.
We found out when dad bragged to my brother that he was getting blowjobs from the cunt. I had to threaten to prosecute her, boy was dad pissed when I did.
Old folks can and do lose their minds, I just hope that I don't get like that.


author51 58F
107710 posts
8/29/2020 11:40 pm

Oh, what a tragic story and so sorry to hear about both your parents and scammers praying on them...

You can never have enough JOY in your life..

THROWBACK THURSDAY WHEN YOU THINK OF HER


EnigmaInitiative 52F
4246 posts
8/31/2020 11:39 am

I'm so sorry to read that.

In a sense, sexuality is the built-in psychedelic experience that only a very few people manage to evade.

~Terence McKenna


New2Midlo replies on 8/31/2020 5:07 pm:
Thanks...it gets even better.

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