WLNK's Matt Harris -- Bait In Catfishing Scheme
February 21, 2014 at 4:28 PM (PT)
GREATER MEDIA Hot AC WLNK/CHARLOTTE morning co-host MATT HARRIS received some free prime-time exposure recently -- but not necessarily the good kind. WCNC.COM reports that his face was used -- without his permission -- by someone on the dating website OUR TIME, which is geared for singles over 50, purportedly to scam single women.
HARRIS is happily married and has two kids.
“At first you think, ‘This is awesome, this person is trying to hit on the ladies. He picked my mug to do it with.’" HARRIS said. "“My initial response was, ‘Wow, they must think I’m okay looking.’ But then I realized that this guy is scamming people with my likeness.”
A man who initially claimed to be in KANSAS created an entire profile using the radio host's photos. PIGBUSTERS, a website dedicated to outing scammers and warning potential victims, tried to contacted the man posing as MATT; the man asked for money to be sent overseas.