Tag Archives: #catphish

The 3 Primary Motives Behind Romance Scams, and why it’s so hard to get justice

The FBI tells us that Romance Scams are the most common form of fraud in today’s society. And I don’t use the word “fraud” loosely. As most of you who’ve read my material know, lies only constitute a crime when the victim suffers harm. ‘Til then, lies are just lies.

When the offender crosses that line in the sand that constitutes injury to the other party, they are actually committing a crime. Their Continue reading The 3 Primary Motives Behind Romance Scams, and why it’s so hard to get justice

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Catfish Law Featured on Mogul

Are #Catfish #Romance #scams against the law?
Catfish Romance Scams

Catfish are swindlers who trick people into romance. They post false information on the internet to get you hooked. Sometimes, the victim never meets the offender, even though the relationship can Continue reading Catfish Law Featured on Mogul

Blurring the lines through the prism of Narcissism

prism

A narcissist will not see their behavior through the reality of cause and effect. Instead, they will use a distorted prism to blur the lines.  Continue reading Blurring the lines through the prism of Narcissism

Don’t Miss It! Tonight, Joyce Is Featured on Bonnie Kaye’s Radio Show!

#BonnieKaye and #StraightWives Radio ShowJoyce Short will be the featured guest tonight on Bonnie Kaye’s Straight Wives Blog Talk Radio show. The discussion begins at 9 PM, Eastern Time.

Bonnie has devoted years toward advocating for women who find themselves married to gay men. Her personal advice and support has enabled countless women to combat the sense of betrayal and defilement they feel as a result of a marriage sham.

If you’d like to comment, ask a question or speak with either Bonnie or Joyce on the air, here’s the call-in number, and the link for the broadcast:

646-716-4893

Bonnie Kaye’s Straight Wives Radio Show

When you call in, please be sure to turn the sound off on your computer to prevent feedback. 

Legislators of NY State Introduced to Catfishing!

#Catfish #Scams are #epidemic on the #internet #StevenHumanick #RiccardoFerrari

Catfish (Catphish) Profiles, false personation in e-dating, Facebook, and other internet descriptions, to embroil victims in romance scams, is now part of the permanent record of NY State’s Assembly. On October 21st, I provided testimony to create awareness and, hopefully, plant seeds that will bring about change. Continue reading Legislators of NY State Introduced to Catfishing!

Are you a NY Senior who’s been Catfished?

#selfhelp for relationships with a sociopath

Tomorrow is an important day for CATFISH PROFILE SURVIVORS in NY!

The NY State Assembly Standing Committee on Consumer Affairs and Protection, along with the Assembly Standing Committee on Aging and the Subcommittee on Consumer Fraud Protection, are holding a public hearing on scams against seniors.

You don’t have to guess twice about what I’ll be addressing!  Continue reading Are you a NY Senior who’s been Catfished?

Criminal Intent- How It Applies in Sexual Assault by Fraud

#CriminalIntent requires knowledge that you are conducting a #crime
Criminal Intent requires knowledge that you’re conducting a crime

I’m sure the issue Robert Hume raised in his comment elsewhere on this blog is one that troubles many people who hear about sexual assault by fraud, so I thought I’d deal with it in a post. Robert’s words offer considerable insight…..

And what is more I find your assertions offensive! Through your argument you are calling me, my brother, my mother, two of my best friends, and several of my colleges, rapists. How dare you!? I am outraged at such an accusation. This offends me deeply.

It’s my belief that Robert is stating that he thinks all these folks lie to defraud people of sex. If I’m misunderstanding, I apologize, and I’ll quickly correct what I’m saying.

Nobody likes being shamed!

President Barak Obama with Gov. Jan Brewer (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
President Barak Obama with Gov. Jan Brewer (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

I certainly don’t and I can’t imagine why anyone else would either, unless they have some kinky quirks!  Shaming people is not my intent when I point out that defrauding a person of sex is a sexual assault. My interest is to protect victims, not shame offenders, even though the offender’s actions are, indeed, shameful.

A major factor in the commission of a crime is “Criminal Intent.” If society has yet to deem it a crime, you certainly couldn’t be perceived as a criminal for conducting yourself in a specific manner.

I think Robert’s comment shows that he does, in fact, now recognize his past behavior was shameful, and he’s tranferring the blame for the shame he feels on me, for bringing it to his attention.  I certainly did not make him do the things he did in the past that he may regret in retrospect.

Tryon Edwards, a theologian who died before the 1900s once said:

Right actions for the future are the best apology for bad actions in the past.

Laws change

handcuffsSome laws get tossed aside, and new ones get enacted. We don’t go backwards in time to throw people in jail because they committed an offense that wasn’t considered a crime at the time of their actions. Once a crime is established, however, the concept of “ignorance is no excuse,” applies because society has recognized the behavior as indecent. And whether you knew it was indecent or not, society had determined it was indecent, and holds all its members to specific standards.

Penal code simply codifies what behaviors will be penalized and what won’t. Just because something does not appear in criminal code does not make it right. Behaviors that appear in criminal code tomorrow are the same behaviors that may not appear in criminal code today. Again, just because they’re not currently punished, does not make them right or decent.

Tomorrow’s a new day

I believe that society will wake up and understand the gross harm that the behavior of defrauding someone for sex causes them.  And I’m willing to go on record about my views in order to create a change and prevent further harm. Society does not evolve without the efforts of those who bring about that change.

I hope that by this post, and other discussions that go on throughout society, Robert becomes more aware of the significant harm created by lying to someone to induce sex,  and that he’ll refrain from doing so in the future. I also hope he’ll discuss this issue with the folks around him because it appears they could use some enlightenment!

BTW- This is my 100th post on this blog. I thank everyone who’s contributed thus far to getting the message across about the harm in defrauding people for sex.

 

Gad Saad- You can’t be both- New Basher List

There are two kinds of people in the world- sexually honest ones and sexual liars.

Liars don’t lie all the time….  just when you have something they want, and they won’t get it unless they mislead you. That’s robbery by fraud if it’s an asset, and sexual assault by fraud if it’s your body. They can turn their deceit off and on at will. Continue reading Gad Saad- You can’t be both- New Basher List

Guilty of sexual assault by fraud in Australia!

Guilty of #rapebyfraud
Billy Tamawiwy

Canberra, Australia, Sept 25th- Found guilty of Sexual Intercourse Without Consent! The Canberra Times

Update:

ACT News reports: Tamawiwy sentenced to close to 5 years for rape by fraud!

Justice Richard Refshauge on Wednesday, (11/11/2015,) sentenced Tamawiwy to four years and 10 months’ jail, with a non-parole period of two years and two months.

Tamawiwy is likely to be deported to Indonesia once he’s released.

Read more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/man-who-used-fake-female-facebook-profile-in-rape-sentenced-to-almost-five-years-20151111-gkw8wg.html#ixzz3rJqgzBDW
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Billy Tamawiwy was declared guilty today on charges that he used deceit to obtain consent to sex from a teen aged boy. His elaborate hoax included alcohol and pretending he was a woman. Seems he told the victim that having sex with him was a requirement to having Continue reading Guilty of sexual assault by fraud in Australia!

It’s Not a Crime to be Gullible

#GayleNewland #KyeFortune in #RapebyFraud Case

Gayle Newland- Kye Fortune and Rape by Fraud

Twenty-five year old Gayle Newland of Willaston, Cheshire UK, will be sentenced in November for three sexual assault charges. She created a catphish profile of Kye Fortune, a young man who’d undergone serious medical treatments that had disfigured his body. “He” requested that his victim, a woman who’d engaged in a two Continue reading It’s Not a Crime to be Gullible

Love you….. and your country! #MarriageFraud

marriage fraud for immigration

Marriage fraud for immigration is a heartbreaking con! Foreigners use it to shortcut access and citizenship… often to the US or Canada. Do the authorities step in to remove them when the fraud is reported? Of course not!

Trespass over a border…. it’s a quick trip back to your homeland. Trespass into someone’s life, no problem! Dennis McIntyre learned the hard way! Continue reading Love you….. and your country! #MarriageFraud