Gran who married 37-year-old Egyptian toyboy issues 'puppet master' warning

Iris said she regrets her relationship with her former toyboy lover
-Credit: (Image: Iris Jones)


An 83-year-old gran who married an Egyptian toyboy has issued a warning about "scammers and con-artists" on dating platforms.

Iris Jones connected with Mohamed Ibrahim on Facebook back in June 2019. By the following year she had flown out to Cairo, Egypt, and married him.

During a 2021 interview on This Morning, Iris left presenters Holly Willoughby and Schofield in fits of laughter. However, last year Mohamed and Iris parted ways - and she "replaced him with a cat".

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She called him "evil" and akin to a "sewer rat". Iris claimed she had been paying Mohamed's debts, and parting ways with "substantial sums of money" to him.

Now residing in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, Iris is cautioning those using online dating services to stay alert, reports the Mirror.

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Taking to Facebook, Iris recently posted her words of caution. She wrote: "A warning to all vulnerable women online, chatting to scammers and con-artists, thinking they are messaging genuine males on legitimate dating sites. Be aware that they are only interested in getting their filthy paws on your money and will sweet-talk you for weeks, or even months in order to achieve their goals."

Iris, who has recently become a self-proclaimed "competent scam hunter" after being targeted by four fraudsters in recent months, asserts that one particularly "evil" scammer attempted to swindle her out of a hefty sum.

The pair were married following a whirlwind romance (Image: -Credit:Iris Jones
The pair were married following a whirlwind romance (Image: -Credit:Iris Jones

She declared: "You picked the wrong woman this time, because I make it my business to expose scammers such as you. I have really enjoyed being the puppet master, having you dance my tune."

Previously, Iris accused her younger ex-lover of pilfering £25,000 following his move into her modest bungalow, which she affectionately calls her "chicken shack". She also claimed to have wired him an additional £14,000 while he was still in Egypt before their nuptials.

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Moreover, she contended that Mohamed had pressured her to alter her will to ensure he would inherit her home.

In her statement, she recounted: "The man I married tried his damndest to alienate me from my family in order to make me change my will, but we are a very close family and they have supported me throughout, ever since I became victim to this vile and evil nonentity."