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David Goss, the site’s founder, told Fox that membership jumped by about 5,000 after Donald Trump’s shock election victory in November, and another wave of new members has just signed up.
The man showed her the Plenty of Fish profile with her name, her Facebook profile picture, and a month's worth of conversations.
The scammer even sent the man a nude body photo which Smith said is not her.
Chrissy Smith was walking out of the Plaza Medical Building at 311 Nichols Road, when a stranger began calling her name. ' and he looked up at me, kind of startled and he's like, 'yes, you know me.'" Smith recalled. ' And he said to me, 'are you going to play this game, seriously?
An Overland Park woman learned that the hard was when she became the victim of what police call a catfish con.
According to the release, the two female teens would use the online dating site Plenty of Fish and pretend they were older.