best friend (my niece). We love her and admire her intelligence so much. She just hung up on my niece and was furious and near tears. I personally believe her tears are the beginning of a sad awakening. Better now than when she is left totally broke and heartbroken to boot.
He gave her the argument that he is trusting her with his money and he is not asking her to trust him with her money. That, apparently is the a large part of the con. Makes her feel he trusts her with his funds and not the other way around. very cunning trick.
I do appreciate all of that information, Russ. Thanks for taking the time to ponder this and give us the suggestions. It's so appreciated. It's very painful to all of us.