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  1. Liam Howarth-Mulgrew

    Hey, my name is Liam Howarth-Mulgrew.
    I live in Manchester, England.
    On Facebook four years ago, I came to be in receipt of a friend request from a girl called Hayley whom I came to learn lived in Richmond, California (to later move to Charlevoix, Michigan). We connected instantly due to similar interests and from there we went for over a year spending every free second that we had communicating with one another. About two months before such stopped being the case; a relationship was established between the two of us. I recognize that given all that had been exchanged between the two of us was pictures – this wasn’t the best of ideas but she had told me many stories of how harsh her past had been, how distrustful she was of others and as a result such history was the reason as to why her mother was skeptical for us to take things further. Apparently, her mother wasn’t so very happy that she had shown me several images of herself but she defended herself by protesting that I was her boyfriend and had a right to see her but that was as far as it was allowed to go. Skype was completely out of the question until I had “proven” that I wouldn’t screw her over. In the meantime, we would text until there was a fault with her phone and then that stopped. I felt so much for her and I believed it was clear that she looked up to me. I knew that I could make her feel safe, secure, happy and essentially give her what she wanted – primarily love.

    One night, we had an argument. It was quite petty really but it was the day that everything changed. Communication lessened drastically. Her mother apparently banned her from using the computer and speaking to me with no length of time given and so i was playing the waiting game. Upon Hayley’s short return to my chat-box I was informed that her mother had finally given birth (this wasn’t an out of the blue thing – I had known of this for some time. Just as I knew about her mother’s battle with cancer). Most of her time was then dedicated to helping her mother take care of her new-born sister, which I understood perfectly especially since the step-father did very little to support the family. The weeks however rolled by and there was little to no contact whatsoever. It wasn’t long before Christmas and after not speaking to her in quite a while; I was informed of her mother’s passing. After the initial death of her mother had passed and things slowly began to return to “normal” – Hayley allowed me to become excited over the idea that the step-father was in no way stricter than her mother and as a result was sure that he would be alright with us communicating via Skype. On several occasions, she supposedly asked him only to be in receipt of the response that was along the lines of “I have no interest in listening to the two of you express your love for one another.” I of course suggested that we communicate when he was out of earshot or just wasn’t in the house. Both plausible outcomes were greeted with the reasoning that the walls were paper thin and he wouldn’t be too happy if he learned that she’d gone behind his back and Skyped with me when he had denied her request.

    The once fun, doting, loving step-father soon changed into a “harsher and more controlling” version than her mother. I remember her stating such to me as her time continued to be limited on her computer. The reason being because she was looking after her sister. A job in which he apparently wouldn’t assist with. The popping up in my chat at random intervals continued for some time until there was nothing. I of course panicked and attempted to communicate with her via Facebook and text but no response came until some several weeks later at which point I was informed by her so-called best friend that she had contracted
    Endometriosis. (I say so-called simply because in hindsight I believe that both could be the same individual. As a matter of fact, for some time into the relationship I had my doubts).
    I of course researched this in more ways than one and in an attempt to take everything that was going on in and what it could potentially mean; my ability to perform adequately at College was greatly impaired but I loved her. I was worried sick and there was nothing I could do about that. Not long after collecting all of the information I needed to learn about this disease, Hayley contacted me. Things were a little bumpy at first; but for the first time in a long time we actually sat down and had a proper heart-to-heart. That week, she promised to be around at certain times and on occasion she would be and on others she wouldn’t. And when she wouldn’t show, it was god knows how long before I heard from her again.

    In that summer, another of her friends whom I had spoken on-and-off with before via Facebook became quite attached to me and was so very desperate to reveal a dark secret in which she had been holding in for some time. It was claimed that this friend and the step-father had long been having an affair. Due to the friend’s guilt, on numerous occasions she had apparently attempted to call it off on numerous occasions only to be met with threats each and every time. On the other side of the world, I was caught up in this little drama and somehow was expected to help. This caused tension between both myself and Hayley as we took to different viewpoints on the matter. As Hayley calmed down and came to see things from my point of view, she asked for her boyfriend back and we continued. Again, I was in high hopes that because we had gotten through yet something else, I had proven my allegiance. I had shown just how loyal I am and as a result hoped that we could take things further. I’d have been so lucky! It came to light that the cheating friend had contracted AIDS and died shortly after.

    Hayley’s home life was apparently not getting any better and so she had decided that enough-was-enough. Unbeknownst to me, she was on her way to England. The catch? She didn’t make it past airport security as she had her little sister in tow and a kidnapping by the father had been reported.
    None of this was told by Hayley but instead the first friend I mentioned earlier in my post. This was however, after a rucksack had been found with a (and I quote) “map of England in it and her passport”. A couple of weeks later I was informed that she had been taken into custody because of the above reason. Upon finally getting to talk to Hayley, all of the things that I would have thought she would have told me – I didn’t hear from her but instead had from the so-called friend. My suspicions were naturally growing by the minute. I queried as to why she was permitted to use computers and not phones – to which she responded that there was a system for the computers but you had to earn the privilege to use the phone. Communication went from once a month, to once every month and a couple of weeks to the point at which we’re now at which is anything coming up to three months and beyond. I’ve spoken about the phone thing so many times, the recent excuse for not being able to use it is because there was a fault with the line. And to follow another inmates visitor reported that a call to the facility had been made only to have no response.

    A few weeks ago, my friend rang me up and reported that several weeks prior, she had checked American records for any trace of Hayley’s captivity – only to have results return to her inconclusive. This drove me over the edge and I called the relationship off. I’ve not been in receipt of any sort of acknowledgement.

    There is more, but I think I’ve gotten down all the essential information.
    I did–do love this girl (assuming it is a girl and not some random guy having his daily fap every time we message) but enough is enough and as much as it pains me to admit it; I’ve had enough. Never in my life have I openly admitted this before but I shall do so here today. I’m desperate. I’m desperate to get closure. And salvage things, if things can be that is.

  2. Ashley

    My name is Ashley and I live in Saco, Maine. I met Damian when I was 17 years old (now 27 years old) in a yahoo chatroom. He lives in Effingham, Illinois. We’ve known each other for 10 years and I’ve never had the chance to meet him! We talk on the phone for hours but, this past year he went to prison for a while and I lost contact with him, thinking he didn’t care about me anymore. Now he’s out and we picked up where we left off but one thing’s off. He looks totally different now from the pictures he’s shown me. This guy has been there for me through crappy relationships and hard times and vice versa. He’ s everything I could ever want and it would mean so much to me if you could help. I want to see if this is real and if not, it’ll help me move on with my life. I’ve had a son and he’s had a couple kids too but we always seem to drift back to each other. He knows me better than I know myself. So please help me NEV!!!

  3. Lisa

    I wanted to further inform you that I have since found out that I have been scammed by the individual I wrote to you about. I discovered this by going under this person’s name and finding complaints filed against him. I am devastated and feel sooo embarrassed and hurt that I went as far as telling my daughter I was right and she was wrong about his true identity. I am pursuing a legal investigation myself to ensure this individual is prosecuted and money I had wired fully refunded!!!

  4. William Besaw

    Well, I met Megan on this site called meetme. I have never met her and we have been dating for almost 4 months now. But since I started working nights and she has gone back to school we don’t talk like we used to. She says that it’s getting hard, but I am hoping that through an opportunity with this show that maybe if we meet then it could save our relationship. I know it seems a bit out there, but please, she means everything to me. I love her more than anything and I can’t lose her.

  5. Laini

    This is a kinda strange long term on going friendship. I met Dave online over a decade ago..yes more than 10 yrs ago in a rockabilly chat site…(this is really going to show my age haha). It was the summer I was 14. That chat site shut down and we continued to talk about life, and music and cars on msn messenger. When i was about 16 he asked my permission to start dating this girl he met. You see I lived in florida at the time and he lives in canada…west canada. Theres no way I could say no and have him wait for me.. he was my best friend and all I wanted was for an amazing guy like him to be happy.Throughout the years we”ve talked on and off about life, careers, school, relationships, we’ve been through marriages and divorces, heart break and happiness. We’ve always wanted to meet but somewhere between finances and circumstance its never happened. We’ve chatted online, texted, talked on the phone and facetime. No matter what we’ve found ways to stay in touch and remain bestfriends. Honestly I havent had too much to doubt him about.. but if possible Id love to meet him … just to know if this past decade has been real or only make believe.

  6. Tiffany Harris

    Hi Nev, my name is Tiffany from NC… And I’m currently talking to one of the Arizona Cardinals…Darnell Dockett via Instagram… But i must say after watching ur show…I’m very suspicious of my conversations online…. Plus Darnell seems to only contact me around the same time each day… And he keeps the convo short and blunt…. On top of that…when I finally asked him if his account was fake and to give me a call so I could recognize his voice….he immediately stopped writing back or checking any of my messages …idk.. .if i offended him, or he lost interest or I called him out on a lie…what ever it was…. I must know if it was really him or not? So Nev this is a job especially for u and Max! Plz help!*

  7. Travis D.

    This guy started pursuing me on a gay jocks dating and socializing site nearly 4 years ago. I was with someone at the time so I politely declined, although I was attracted to him. He was dating a girl at the time and had been for a couple years. He’s continued to pursue me on and off since then. About 2 years ago, we were both single and I decided to give it a go with him. We have become very close and at the moment express to one another that we are in love with each other and want to spend the rest of our lives with one another. We text everyday and talk for an hour or 2 at a time at least 3-4 times a week. I have pushed off dates and other possible relationships in order to be loyal to him for nearly 2 years now. He has asked me to cam a couple of times, but usually when I’ve been at work or school. When I became available, then he’d say he wasn’t able to cam any longer. I have seen numerous pictures of him and ran a name check online to verify the pictures and the name match up, and they do. I have had my suspicions of him being who he says he is for some time, but had chosen to give him the benefit of the doubt and trust him. He would never let me know his address and about a year ago, when he and I decided I’d come visit him (I’m in Wisconsin, he’s in Colorado) I spent around $500 on a plane ticket and car rental and about 3 days before I was to go, he told me he had too much going on and I couldn’t come out. Recently, I used the internet to find his address through voter registration and I ordered him some lunch and had it delivered there. A girl calls me and asks me who I am. I told her and told her who the pizza was for and asked how she knew him. She said she’s been dating him for 3 and half years and they are engaged and getting ready to buy a home together. At first she and I thought this guy was leading a double life, but it turns out that whoever I’ve been talking to for the last couple of years is not who they say they are at all and they have been using this girl’s fiancees’s facebook pictures to lure me in. I have no idea who the guy is that’s been pursuing me for the last 3-4 years now and that I have shared intimate details of my life about and that I had fallen in love with. I asked this girl to send me a picture with her and her boyfriend in it holding a paper saying my name on it and the date and she did so immediately. So I know for sure that the guy I fell for in the pictures, isn’t the guy I’ve been talking and texting with for years. I don’t really know how to confornt this situation so as I can find out who’s been doing this to me and why without him just disappearing off the face of the earth and leaving me with no answers.

  8. Teagan Hjort

    Hi, my name is Teagan from Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia. I’m aware this is quite out of the way for the show but it is worth the time. A situation has recently come to light within my family that my cousin (about to turn 18) has been lying about a number of friends/boyfriends for the last five years. While all of these people have/had facebook profiles, the 15 or so of them were only friends with/communicated with each other. As myself and some other family friends’ discovered, these profiles used pictures from all over the internet, including a missing person’s photo and photos of famous skateboarder Ryan Sheckler and his brother as children.
    However, this story cuts deeper than another facebook scam. Over the course of these last five years within this scam circle, there has been 2 deaths due to brain tumors, another death from a car accident and 4 suicides. She used one of these fake personas to break up her best friend’s real life relationship and claims to be self-harming over her devastation at the death of these people. All of these events coincided with my cousin failing to be the centre of attention at any given time. These people she has created have long been a part of everyday conversation and many people have become very emotionally invested in their lives. I am devastated to now realise that this has been a ploy for attention and I have serious concerns for the toll it must be taking on her to keep it up for this long. As experts in this area, you may be the only ones to be able to help us sort this out before it can get worse. For the full story, email me at: <hidden from public>
    Thankyou and I look forward to hearing from you, Teagan.

  9. Jessica

    I met this guy on instagram because he liked my feet. Lol we first started chatting on kik and then Skype. We’ve been talking every day for a little over a month. I know it’s not long, but he says he’s fallen in love with me. He has paid a few of my bills without me asking and he never asks for money, but I still feel weird about it. My sister is concerned and she told me about your show. I live in Michigan and he lives in Florida. He entered cadet school to become a pilot for the air force. I’d like to know if it’s worth feeling the way I do. I’ve been hurt by two guys before and I couldn’t take another one. I’d appreciate any kind of help if any.

  10. Jacob miller

    My name is Jacob miller I live in Pittsburgh PA and I have been dating this girl for almost 9 months and have only seen her once she lives in monongahela pa and me and her love each other but we’re not aloud to see each other because her parents don’t like me and I’ve tried everything to get on there good side but nothing seems to work if I saw her it would be a dream come true she’s my everything I need someone to show me if this is true love or if it’s not worth trying for. Jacob

  11. Chrystal fleming

    My name is Chrystal fleming i live in rome georgia, an the girl I have been dating long distance over the phone and Facebook for 8 hears lives in Detroit MI. I have never seen this woman I day in my life but yet she has my heart and she will forever I can see me spending the rest of my life with this woman . We text and have phone conversations daily all day everyday but everytime the conversation of video chat comes up it never happen . I’ll call she never answers . A few time she has answerd but either it’s been dark or she had had the camera point the opposite way . Nev I really need you and your teams help to find out once and for all is this relationship another intertwined catfish or true love . Thankin you in advance . Chrystal

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