I was contacted by another victim. That now makes 52 victims that I am aware of. Julie has been doing this for 18 years that can be tracked. This is clearly a lifestyle for her, which is really sad. I will continue to add information so long as I am contacted. The feedback of the website has been very positive and found to be very helpful and that is exactly it's purpose. This is a place for victims of this catfish to get some answers and that's all it's intended to be.
I was hopeful for a minute that maybe it was over and she finally stopped. I think I jinxed myself. I had not thought about this or talked about this in a very long time. I was just writing a letter to someone and commented that I had not been contacted by a victim in almost 2 years. Well, today makes 51 lovely women that I have been able to count (if not actually identify by name) that have been victimized and abused by Julie. I'm pretty sure she reads this and visits the website often just to check and see who has found her out. I'm probably giving her exactly what she wants by writing a blog entry about it, but I'm willing to give that to her for the greater purpose of updating information for her future (and past) victims. I will just thank her for the material she provides to demonstrate her pathetic existence.
Unfortunately, I received an email today from someone sharing they were engaging with "Ben Hillard" online. It didn't take them long to figure out they were being catfished by Julie thanks to this website and other resources. The heartbreak does not get easier to hear about. It saddens me that Julie continues to do this. She's relentless. Her victims always prevail. It's been 13 years since I first encountered Julie online and there were victims before me. There's no telling how long this has been going on, but a safe guess is at least 16 years. It's so pathetic that I just laugh and shake my head.
"I wish I had reverse image searched his pictures sooner and found your website! I can't believe I fell for it all for a little over two months. I just saw your website yesterday (8-13-15) and told him I was done and included a link to your website. Zero reply. Needless to say I always believe that people are good and give them way too many second chances.
I'm working on writing out the events and details of my encounter with this person, but I wanted to let you know what her new personna is. She's going by Abraham (Abe) Andrew Miller. From Cleveland, OH, but living in Denver now. Her kik name is abem85. Her phone number was (440)575-51** but she just changed it to (440)490-7312 on Wednesday 8-12-15. She's using Josey Greenwells pictures this time. If you want some pictures and screen shots please let me know. And I'll try to finish up my story this weekend... it's a bit lengthy. It has the exact same details as so many others on here."
Per the brave soul that decided to reach out on August 7, 2015 and share her story:
This has truly been such a bizarre experience! I'm so glad that you have this website.... It's shocking how elaborate and well thought out the lies are!! When I realized what was happening, I felt so disgusted that I deleted most everything right away just to get it out of my mind. But I have the phone number - 440-575-51**. The OKC name was aamil85. I never got a last name (also a red flag, but I never gave mine either).
Other distinguishing info/repeating info from other stories:
-likes country music - plays piano, guitar, and can sing
-would ask me to tell him secrets about myself
-said birthday was in Nov and he'd be turning 30. Only sibling without any kids.
-From Ohio, lived in NY for a while and worked for another sports team. Used to travel a lot for another job, but was missing too much with his family so he stopped.
-told me about his gay marine uncle who was having a breakdown one day
Don't hesitate to reach out if you are a victim. Minnesota, tell me your story. We are here for you
One of the women who was involved with this "catfish" did an interview yesterday for another documentary. I was asked how many victims and responded 43. I guess I spoke too soon!
Not much to say. She's still at it with no shame, no conscience, no consequences. Sickening.
I received the comment from the last blog. I have contacted them and am waiting on the response. I'm interested to hear her story and so are the others! I can't believe I'm surprised this is still happening but I'm glad people are still able to find answers.
#41 confirmed. 41 victims known to date. I also read something interesting. There is a case in PA that is apparently in the court process with the D.A. involved of a catfish and a hand full of victims. I'm waiting to hear more information and to find out how they made that happen.