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          Exclusive: The Co-Eds and the Catfish

          April 24, 2015

          In a Dr. Phil exclusive, seven female college students, several from prestigious Brigham Young University, face the “special someone” they say they fell in love with online but never met in person. But their one-time “Prince Charming” reveals that he, too, was victimized by a catfish who stole his identity. Tune in as the real person behind this bizarre love deception comes forward — who would do such a thing, and why?

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          A Complex Love Deception

          Seven women say they all were caught up in a relationship with someone they believed to be the man of their dreams — someone they met online but never met in person.

          “He made me feel special, and he told me he loved me,” Sara says.

          “He was awesome,” Hillary says. “He became my perfect guy. It almost seemed too good to be true.”

          “Hyrum just gave me the attention that I think a lot of girls want,” Whitley says. “He would always say things like, ‘Oh, you’re just beautiful.’ That made me feel wanted or desirable,” Whitley says.

          The women eventually learned that their “Prince Charming” was romancing all of them at the same time — and wasn’t who they expected. Today, in an exclusive, the women confront the person they say stole their hearts and crushed their dreams.

          “The man who you thought you were dealing with, you had feelings for — the man who you thought was Hyrum — is here.”

          The women meet the real person behind this bizarre love deception.

          “There is power in forgiveness,” Dr. Phil says.

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