Alan and Amanda say they first discovered that someone had been using Alan’s pictures to lure women into online relationships in 2012. The couple says they weren’t too concerned until they learned that the catfish had photos of their home.

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In part one of a two-part episode airing Thursday, Dr. Phil, who has covered numerous stories of catfishing says, “I can’t tell you the pain that I’ve seen it cause. It destroys people’s lives. It disrupts their lives. It creates fear; it creates pain; sometimes it causes people to go bankrupt.”

WATCH ‘I Was A Bit Naïve,’ Says Man Who Claims He Had No Idea The Woman He’s Dating Was Catfishing Others Online

Watch the video above to learn about some of the catfishing stories and schemes Dr. Phil has tackled on the show in the past.

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