I’m a fan of the show Catfish since I heard about it last month. It was interesting how other people can do that, pretending to be someone they’re not. It’s nice that the show shows both side of the story and there’s a reason behind why they use someone else’s photos. I understand how they have issues with themselves but it’s not an excuse to use someone else’s photo or break someone else’s heart. I never really knew what it feels like to be catfished or to be the girl on the photos. Until it happened to me.
My cousin tagged me one day of a screenshot of a Facebook profile. She uses my photo but with a different name. I think she found it on her suggested friends. I immediately opened that profile and she has a lot of photos of me on her profile pictures album. All of those were my photos and she claims that she’s the girl in those photos. Her current one is the same as my current Facebook profile photo, she just edited it using another filter. I saw a photo of her dog there too. I wish I have that dog cos it’s cute. Lol. Some of her posts were private. Who knows what she posted on there and who knows what the reason behind why she’s using my pics instead of hers. My cousin reported it to Facebook.
After a day, Facebook hasn’t deleted it yet so I went over to that profile again. She’s a Filipino too and uses Tagalog sometimes. I’m wondering if I know her. Anyways, I messaged one of her friends who usually comments on her pics saying that she stole my photos but she doesn’t read it even though she’s online. I wonder if it’s the same person or maybe she just didn’t see it.
I scrolled some more, read the comments and I saw another fake profile. Guess what? It has my cousin’s photo! She’s claiming that the profile is her sister’s. I guess me and my cousin are sisters now. Lol. Here’s the conversation on that photo.
I told my cousin about that and she reported it on Facebook too. I bet it’s the same person who uses those two accounts. So she’s like commenting to herself? lol. She has way too many time in her hands. My cousin’s fake profile was taken down by Facebook earlier than mine. That Yvonne account is empty and not that active as the Jazzmine one. Maybe that’s why.
I know some of you might think that I’m making it a big deal. Well, what if she’s using that profile that can damage my identity? What if that girl lives in my city and people might know me as her? I know I have to do something.
Up to this day, I still don’t know who she is. I’m glad that Facebook took action and deleted that profile. I may not know what her intentions are. I kinda wished I did but I bet she won’t even respond. Maybe she just wanted acceptance or she’s dealing with personal issues and find it as a release or an escape. Whatever it is, I hope she’s not gonna do it again.