An internet search for Mike Sency's name immediately yields hundreds of accounts spread across social media and dating websites. Many of the profiles contain small differences, such as the photos used, the spelling of his name, even various details about his hobbies and interests. But they all share one common trait: They're fake. Sency is used to it. For years, pictures he posted online have been used to create fake profiles by people looking to scam others, often out of money, a practice generally known as catfishing. His problem isn't a new one, but it is an issue that has proven nearly impossible to stop.
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Catfishing: The Truth About Deception Online
In the real-life mystery, filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman follow Ariel's brother, Nev, as he falls in love with a young woman he meets online—only to have his heart broken when he discovers she isn't who she was claiming to be. Caitlin and I met with Nev and Max to ask them about the show, online dating, and how to spot a liar. Read on!
Earlier this year, 10 people located around the United States were arrested and charged in an organized money laundering scheme as they were attempting to wash the cash that they illegally obtained. What was strange about the scheme is how the money was obtained in the first place. It wasn't through the trading or trafficking of illegal goods or drugs, but rather cash that was sent by unsuspecting women who thought they were building relationships with the scammers. This type of thing happens more often than you might think. These types of schemes are known as romance scams, and while there is no shortage of scams online, few are more devastating.