Alan’s pictures have been used as catfish bait to lure women into online relationships for the past seven years. He and his wife, Amanda, were alerted to the scheme by victims of the catfish, but Alan says, “I didn’t think there was anything we could do about it.”

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Then, when someone sent them photos of their home that had been posted by the catfish, Amanda says, “I got scared.”

The couple hired a private investigator to find the person who had been using Alan’s identity. The person behind the scheme was someone they didn’t expect.

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‘Taking On A Different Identity Was Never Meant To Be Malicious,' Says Woman Behind Catfishing Scheme