Catfished: Why Online Dating Hoaxes Are Alluring


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Manti Te’o is now the poster child for fake Internet relationships, but he’s not the first. The Notre Dame football star who says he was a victim of that now infamous online love hoax is coming forward. With the story of deception is so elaborate it sounds like something out of a rogue CIA operation. In his first on camera interview since the scandal broke — anti Taylor says his — girlfriend would talk on the phone with his mom. And text about Bible verses with his dad. And as ABC’s David Wright reports this is the kind of deceit that is par for the course in what’s known. As catfish and. — — Today the college football star. Who says he was the victim of an elaborate Internet dating scam spoke on camera for the first time since news of the hoax explode. Just bureau. I — us myself to died on — — Now I get a phone call on December 6. — — is alive and then I’m going to be put on national TV two days later and ask you what the same question. Know what would you do speaking — — thought she was dead but says she told him she was alive and was not who — thought she was. He says the call left him confused and embarrassed — — the Heisman Trophy ceremony December 8 two days after he learned the truth. He was still talking about — make it grew up as though she were real. On their forget. The — found — my — — passed away in. The first — — runs my — who is my defensive coordinator pushed out — You stuck to the script and you knew that. Something was amiss man


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