Te’o was duped in a scheme called “catfishing.” Catfishing, per the Urban Dictionary, is the phenomenon of internet predators who fabricate online identities and entire social circles to trick people into emotional relationships. Both parks and recreation employee Toni Galster and chiropractic physician Liselotte Schuster were both duped after they joined online dating websites.
With one in five relationships starting online, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards takes a closer look. “I see this Jack Jones, and he’s hot,” says Galster, of Antioch. This one was different, and he winked back.” Galster’s was a relationship born on in November 2012. “And voila — all of a sudden he needs financial help,” she said.
The victims are largely in their mid-40s to late 50s, with each gender as likely to fall prey to scams, said Sgt. Some have been cheated out of more than 0,000, he said.
"It's devastating, some of them have lost all their savings... "The victims are basically falling for that person, they have some type of affection going on, and the scammers take advantage of that," he said.
(CBS) –It’s the headline-making sports saga of 2013, and it’s all about what happened off-the-field: Notre Dame superstar Manti Te’o fell in love with a fake girlfriend he thought had died.
The Hollywood storyline had the nation sympathizing — until it was exposed.
That can involve fake social media profiles as well as those on dating sites or apps.
Ariel urges Nev to continue the relationship for the documentary, although Nev seems reluctant to continue.
Submitted by De Anna Hall (Facebook) I got this message one day from a boy who I went to school with, and he was like, "There's a chick down here on Tinder and Instagram that is using your photos and a few of my footy mates said they've been tuning her." I tried to search her but I was blocked and so were my two best friends and my family so I had to get a person from work to look her up.
Anyway — ended up getting a heap of people to report her so then I thought she was gone.
I pretended that Mandi got in a car accident and lost her memory.
Things unraveled from there and I finally told him the truth. A week later, he was dating someone else in the chat room.
For a documentary, Ariel and Henry Joost film Nev as he begins an online relationship with Megan.