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As ‘payment’ for their doubt, he wanted naked videos and pictures. Some would leave, and some stayed and had dinner with him.” Mr Peacock said that with the help of a private detective, he tracked down the catfish and informed his victims that they had been deceived. “Three had fallen in love, and the majority didn’t believe they could trust anyone again.A lot of them had mental health problems and had opened up about their domestic abuse histories.“Had I known, I would never have consented to a sexual relationship with a married man, let alone a man who was actively having relations with multiple women simultaneously.” She added: “If this man had ‘asked’ me for money, he would have committed a criminal offence under the Fraud Act.But I gave him presents and bought many things that come with being in a long-term relationship.
He said: “The police told us ‘It’s the equivalent of going into a bar in the 1980s, [and] claiming you’re a millionaire when you actually work on the bins.’ I disagree.Recounting the experience on his “killingcatfish” website, Mr Peacock said the catfish preyed on more than 30 women and used images of his niece and nephew to create the image of a family man.“My family is a strong one,” said Mr Peacock, “But this created a lot of distress.” He added: “My wife began to get messages from women.MPs are to be urged to outlaw the practice of ‘catfishing’, which refers to online predators using fake dating profiles to trick victims into sexual relationships.The increasingly common phenomenon involves perpetrators stealing the online identity of a good-looking man or woman, and creating a profile to lure multiple victims into having sex or sending explicit photos.