Hello. Thank you for reaching out. I would like to be able to help, although I am not exactly clear what I can do. I will look for audio clips. They are old so I do not know if they are compatible with current technology/programs. Are you requesting that it be added to the website? Are you wanting something sent directly to you? At this time, me posting here is the only way to communicate with you. If you would like to communicate privately, feel free to provide me some information using the Contact Us form again. I am the only one that is able to view those entries. I completely understand how you feel and I would like to be able to help in any way that I can.
Either they saw my blog post or didn't, I did receive this:
"This is my *second* request. On your ‘cat fish exposed’ you have faded out all picture but a group shot. I have NO AFFILIATION WITH THIS PAGE. If you continue to use my picture WITHOUT MY CONSENT I will be contacting the authorities. I am asking you just fade out faces like you have in the past. Again I have ZERO affiliation with this page and do not know anything you are doing on here. I am NOT sharing my name I am simply asking that MY image and the image of MY fiancé is removed from this site ASAP! "
That frantic information is much more helpful in that I believe I know what photo you are referring to so that I can respect your wish to be blurred. I am happy to hear that you have nothing to do with this and have no affiliation with this page other than having some connection to Julie as evidenced by the photo you are panicking about. I understand your reactivity, but rest assured that photo has been on this page for a couple years now and nothing bad has happened to you because of it. Please know that threatening authorities is not effective. Believe me, nothing will happen because I have also tried. I wish you the best.
To the person who utilized the 'Contact Us' function:
"Hi I’m not about to tell you my name but you have my face and my fiancé’s in a screen shot. This website does not involve me, and this is defimation of character so please block out our faces like you literally did in every other photo."
I am very sorry but you will have to be much more specific. There are several pictures and screenshots on this website. Because I have no idea who you are and have no way of contacting you, I am unable to respect your wishes. And since you said yourself, this website has nothing to do with you, then there is nothing to defame. If you can lead me to the specific photo you are speaking of, I'd be happy to oblige. Also, I must request a clarification of what "literally did in every other photo" means because the only photos with faces "blocked" are those of Julie and her mother...
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!