“My husband passed away a couple of years ago and at the encouragement of friends, they suggested I go on it and meet someone,” she said. She asked WTVD to protect her identity as she was too embarrassed to be identified, but wanted to share her story as a warning.She joined a dating website for singles 50 and older.They eventually made plans to meet, but Bogan cancelled at the last minute.He then sent an urgent text saying he was in the Ukraine on business and needed her help.And although it can be devastating for its victims, often leaving them with little confidence and unable to trust people in the future, the process is not actually illegal.
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, embarking on a whirlwind romance.
She repeatedly asked if things were OK over the next five months, and he reassured her over messages that they were.
But she grew suspicious and, with the help of a private investigator, discovered the sinister truth that she had been 'catfished'.
I wondered if anything he told me true.'The nightmare began in August 2015 after the pair matched on Tinder, which shows users pictures of potential matches and allows them to chat if both parties like the images.
Scroll down for video The man, calling himself Antony Ray, claimed he lived in London, had been divorced for 15 months, had three sons and parents who lived in Harrogate, Yorkshire.