Online dating catfished

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So even though I just want to forget about my experience, move on and not give "this person" one more second of my time, I am not writing for me or for him, I am writing for "them." I know as I write this there are hundreds of thousands of people who are pursuing meaningful and authentic connections with other people.

With their beautiful hearts, these people pursue love with admirable vulnerability.

Schulman fell in love with "Megan" - but also spoke to her mum Angela, half-sister Abby and stepdad Vince online.

At the end of the documentary Schulman discovers "Megan" was a fake account run by Angela using a family friend's photos.

It is hard to say but as I combed through endless blog posts and online articles about catfishing some of the common themes for motivation were the following: Identity issues, sex addiction, revenge, loneliness, curiosity and/or boredom.

When Chartier was finally caught and charged, police said that she was agoraphobic and rarely left her house (pictured), which was described as filthy.Thirty-four states have cyberbullying laws that could be used to prosecute catfishers if intention to cause emotional distress can be proven.In California, there is an online impersonation law that protects people whose photos were used without their permission.' Catfishing' is when someone creates fake profiles on social media sites to trick people into thinking they are somebody else.It is most common on social media and dating apps like Tinder.

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