It has been an interesting week to say the least.
I have been overwhelmed by the support I have received from friends, family and strangers across the country. The curiosity of people’s interest in my story sparked an unbelievable chain of reactions.
Dozens of emails, Facebook messages, texts and tweets have flooded my inboxes and notifications since I posted my original blog on Sunday, April 6th. Many provided information about the “Kim” account, while others simply shared their support of my search to me personally.
Though long overdue, here is an update of my quest…
My last update involved a previous conversation between a man and the fake account in which I posted screenshots of the discussion on my blog. Originally, the search began in Athens, Georgia after my friends happened to find the fake account with my pictures, but has since moved to Birmingham after seeing the conversation in which the account claims to attend University of Alabama at Birmingham and claims to be a member of a sorority there.
I published this information on my blog and the word spread, very quickly.
I received a call from a member of the sorority in regards to my story in which she said that she would work with me to figure out who is behind this fake account. She said that she may have an idea of the culprit, a former member who could be worthy of such an action, but it is simply an assumption. I reminded her that by my publishing of the information, I did not believe that the account holder was actually in her sorority, but instead could simply be another one of “Kim’s” knots in her chain of lies.
Another man who had previously matched with this account reached out to me and provided more insight in which we uncovered even more lies about “Kim”. He said that they were having a normal conversation and then out of nowhere “Kim” sent, “I’m sorry, I love you” and blocked him. Because the account blocked him, he was unable to retrieve screenshots of their conversation, but he did summarize some of the topics they discussed. Here is a screenshot of his email to me regarding their conversation…
Great, she was really into talking dirty. I know that is most people’s takeaway after reading that, I won’t beat around the bush.
But really, this does show that the account has some major truth issues (aside from the fact that they’re hiding behind a screen with my face on it). Not only is the person posing as someone they are not, but they are also compulsively lying in conversation too. Very interesting, yet not surprising.
This irks me more than the first conversation I received because it is more similar to my life than the former. I do live in North Carolina, currently, as I attend school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also, I went to Florida for spring break (though I went home to sunny Southwest Florida and not Key West, but still). It’s interesting how differently I feel about someone when they use information closer to my own, rather than solely using my photos on their profile. It is a disturbing feeling knowing that someone is posing as someone so similar to you, yet you know nothing about them.
As of now, the search still continues in the Birmingham area. Because this story has blown up in ways I never imagined, it is a big possibility that the person behind “Kim” has disabled the account already after seeing my search story. But, you never know.
Like I said before, it is a long shot attempting to find a Tinder impostor, but it’s at least worth trying.