Anna Rowe, who was duped by a married man using a false photo and name on Tinder, calls on government to take action. A woman who was duped into a relationship by a married man using a false name and picture on Tinder has called for people using fake personas on the internet to be prosecuted. Anne Rowe, 44, fell in love with a man who used the name Antony Ray and said he was a businessman who regularly travelled abroad for work. Ray used a picture of the Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on the popular dating app.
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Catfishing - Wikipedia
Catfishing is a deceptive activity where a person creates a fictional persona or fake identity on a social networking service , usually targeting a specific victim. Catfishing media has been produced, often featuring victims who wish to identify their catfisher. Celebrities have been targeted, which has brought media attention to catfishing practices. The modern term originated from the American documentary Catfish. The documentary follows Nev Schulman , the executive producer, as a victim of catfishing. He had cultivated a relationship with what he thought was a year-old girl from the Midwestern United States.
Online dating fraud: How to identify the most likely scammer profiles
A failed relationship could give you a broken heart, but it shouldn't leave you out of pocket. Scammers are drawn to dating sites because they know that the people on there are looking to make a personal connection, and they can use this to their advantage. The catfishing from the original documentary started on Facebook , but you can also be catfished on dating apps like Tinder, in chatrooms or even through fake video chats on Skype. If you come across a fake profile you should report it to the dating site or social network wherever possible.
Sockpuppetryusing false identities for deceptionis centuries old, but the advent of the web has made creating sockpuppets, and falling for their tricks, easier than ever before. To become puppet masters. Take Amina Arraf. She was a year-old Syrian American who had become a prominent blogger. Her blog, Gay Girl in Damascus , described life in Syria during the beginning of the uprising against Bashar al-Assad.