The man had used a picture of noted Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on his Tinder account.
A heartbroken woman who was lured into a 14-month relationship by a married father with a fake Tinder account is demanding a change in the law to make ‘catfishing’ illegal. The man had used a picture of noted Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan on his Tinder account.
According to a dailymail.co.uk report, Anna Rowe, 44, met a man calling himself ‘Antony Ray’ after they matched on the dating app and they met up after three months of talking online.
He told her they were ‘creating something special’ and would refer to her as ‘Mrs Ray’ and ‘future wife’ during thousands of messages, though he made excuses for why he could only meet up with her sporadically, the report added.
But she eventually became suspicious and hired a private investigator, who revealed that he was a married father with a separate mobile phone and social media accounts to conduct his affairs.
Ms Rowe, a teaching assistant from Canterbury, Kent, had become a victim of ‘catfishing’, the process of using fake accounts and sometime pictures to create a false identity and lure someone into a relationship.