Candice says her mother, Lois, has been catfished several times by people pretending to be in love with her, and who have swindled her out of her retirement - upward of $100,000 – leaving Lois destitute. She says she has tried everything she can think of to stop her mother from being taken advantage of, including creating a fake identity to catfish one of her mother’s catfish, someone Lois refers to as “The General.”
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“After I had been speaking to him for several weeks, I decided to finally confront my mom with the information because I thought there would be no way she could deny it,” says Candice.
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Candice says that, at first, Lois seemed to believe her, but when she spoke with her mother the next day, her response was, “‘I don’t know. Maybe he’s real – maybe he’s not.’”
Watch the video above to find out what Candice says happened when she confronted “The General.”
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