NEW YORK (CBSNew York) — Pretending to be someone else online could soon land you in prison.
On Monday, local lawmakers rolled out a plan to halt high-tech impersonators.
Big.’ “Even though it was full of complete lies, I was embarrassed and ashamed, and I also felt very alone,” she said. It had Jarensky’s photos on it along with her birthday and favorite hobby — yoga.
It also gave a list of ‘made up’ prerequisites — “you take me to fancy places,” “you give me expensive gifts,” “you give me a credit card and let me go on shopping sprees.” The emotional trauma ultimately inspired Jarensky to start a campaign called ‘In Plain Site’ an anti cyberbullying group.
An account manager of the opposite sex would narrow it down to 20.
A viewer discovered false information about her on a website she says she never used or signed up for. It claims to be "America's number one people search" site.
Regardless of their individual motives, the thousands of men pretending to be casual-sex-seeking women on Plenty of Fish may have to find somewhere else to play.
But she isn’t concerned: She’s paying for the service. Anne Marshall runs her stealth matchmaking service from her home in Guelph, Ontario.
For Laura Ashley Floyd, it all started with a Google search of her name. "It was very disturbing, I felt violated by it," she told us.
Laura says she stumbled on a profile claiming to be her on My
An episode of the MTV reality series “Catfish: The TV Show” featured Aaron, a gay man who had pretended to be a woman online to seduce a straight guy into explicit online conversation.