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    Default WWYD - help! I’ve discovered a troll!

    So I’ve become a casual dating site user in the last year or so.
    Recently a guy messaged me on a site. Nice chats back and forth. He’s perhaps a little flirtier and suggestive than I’d like but it’s pretty harmless.
    Anyway I was flicking through a school info pack for a school I was thinking of sending DS to and there is mr dating site - he’s a teacher at a Catholic school. I thought “that might be awkward at school” and then didn’t give it another thought.
    Anyway, tonight mr dating site suggested a chat app off the site. So I added him and his profile pic is an entirely different person than the one on his dating profile. So I challenge him and he admits that’s him.
    It seems he knows or knows of teacher because he’s used teacher’s last name as his dating profile name, has pics that aren’t from teacher’s public social media, and lists his job as “education”.

    Our town is not huge. It’s called a regional city but there’s only a few degrees of separation between everyone. If I worked it out, others will or already have.
    I was able to find his social media including his workplace, partner’s name etc within about 60 seconds of looking.
    Mr teacher is partnered with young children by the looks of social media. I feel about sick about it. Rubbish like this ruins reputations and can cause problems in relationships.

    What would you do???

    A) report to the dating site and not give it another thought.
    B) steer clear of ALL dating sites. They’re crazy!
    C) send mr teacher a message on social media with screen shots to let him know he’s being impersonated online. Then leave it to him.
    D) something else ?

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    Probably A then C. That’s bad form from the dude using the fake profile.

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    Default WWYD - help! I’ve discovered a troll!

    (A) I would definitely report it to the dating site and (C).

    And poor Mr Teacher, I wonder how they know each other, so bizarre to impersonate someone knowing full well you could be caught out in a small town and so weird he was silly enough to have his proper photo on the other app and admitted it’s him.
    Last edited by Mod-Uniquey; 20-05-2019 at 14:00. Reason: Just realised I forgot to add my C!

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    Could the impersonator be a student being a bit silly?

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    A & C take some screen shots before you do incase the profile gets deleted. Poor mr teacher.


    I used to use casual dating sites, before I met DH so zero judgement here. While the fake photos are to big no no the fact he is married with kids is hardly surprising. I had a blanket no family men rule but they lie and you have to be careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoopuf View Post
    Could the impersonator be a student being a bit silly?
    Depending on the site you need proof of age to sign up. Well the could I’ve used did.

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    A and C. It would be awful for this to ruin his reputation or make issues with his relationship.

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