Members created fake profiles on OKCupid and other dating sites to woo unsuspecting singles, Nice Guys and other supposed “undesirables” to a specific location in Time’s Square at PM on May 13th, 2011 – which happened to be location of a publicly accessible webcam stream.
The trolls would watch with glee as the horde of confused single guy descended upon the location, only to find out that they had been duped.
These fakes have all of the earmarks of an emotionally abusive relationship – just without the physical presence to go with it.
Amusingly, the Nora Ephron movie “You’ve Got Mail” (based off of the 1937 play which makes catfishing older than you’d think) actually treats this as an amusing lark that’s justified because it’s in the name of love.
SEX ist echt was Super Schönes - man kann es zu jeder Tages und Nachtzeit machen. Auch gibt es viele Stellungen die man machen kann - wir mögen ganz besonders diese hier. Die Frau macht die Beine breit und zeigt ihm ihre nasse Fotze - er kommt mit seinem harten Schwanz dazwischen und fickt sie herrlich durch !!
right before yanking the dream out from under them and leaving them to wallow in freakish misery?
The majority of people on dating sites are genuinely trusting and generous souls – so naturally there will be predators looking to take advantage of them.
It’s sadly not uncommon for lonely people – especially those who may not be terribly socially experienced – to be targeted by clever scammers who strike up an online relationship and proceed to fish for money.
Many, walks of life have been suckered into deceptive “relationships”, either with people who disguise their identities in order to seem more appealing or who create new personas out of whole cloth.
If you want to avoid getting catfished – named after the popular documentary It’s tempting to assume that everyone who creates a fake persona online is a basement-dwelling cretin with a face for radio and a brain for social engineering who creates a fake persona to woo others because he or she knows that nobody could possibly love the “real” identity, but the truth is far more complicated than that.
Some will go so far as to fake their own deaths, just to keep the sympathy train rolling.