If you’ve been hurt by a romance scam, these blog pages will help you restore your power! They’ll explain what happened, why, and what you and society can do to make it stop.
Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook! states specific language for a law to end romance scams! A consistent, uniform law that can be passed state by state or province by province is essential in order to successfully counter society’s misconceptions and unilaterally gain acceptance. The language was carefully formed to eliminate opposition to the law without watering down the significance of the crime.
You can help!
- Read the book!
- Pass it along to the legislators in your area. Request that they use it to make the world of romance a much safer place!
- Post a book review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Goodreads
Don’t Swallow That Catfish Hook! will be released on November 1. To support a successful launch, register now. You’ll receive notice as soon as it becomes available by using this link.
My personal story appears in Carnal Abuse by Deceit. It will help anyone who suffered a romance scam restore their dignity! It explains how emotional predators get their hooks into you, the painful journey to recovery, and why sexual assault by fraud or deception is a crime.
Lying to induce sex is not intimacy, it’s a covert form of sexual assault!
The names for sexual exploitation differ from state to state. Some states use the generic term, “rape.” Others adopt language like “sexual assault,” “sexual battery,” “sexual misconduct,” “sexual exploitation,” and more. No matter what name appears for this crime, all penal codes, everywhere, should include the provisions to punish rape by fraud offenders!
Violence and rape
Nothing can compare to the horrific trauma that takes place during a violent rape. But using violence to overwhelm the victim is not the only tool in a rapist’s arsenal. Every form of rape violates the victim by robbing them of self determination over their reproductive organs.
Additional non-violent forms of rape
Society, through its penal codes, has identified a variety of covert ways predators will vitiate, (undermine,) a person’s knowing consent to engage in sex:
- Penetrating someone younger than the age of consent or mentally incapable of consent.
All of these non-violent acts are recognized as “rape” in most states.
DUPING a victim robs them of knowing consent just like every other form of non-violent rape! Assenting to sex is not the same as consenting to sex. Victims of sexual assault by fraud or false pretense feel contaminated and defiled as is true with victims of other forms of rape.
Every living, breathing human being is entitled to select what sexual acts they engage in and with whom they engage in those sexual acts. Tricking them about the act itself, or the person with whom they are engaging is a form of sexual exploitation.
Romance Scams will not stop ’til we make it happen! Please register to be a vital part of this important change!
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