"Strange Things Are Happening": Woman Divorces Husband for a Secret Lover, Turns Out to be Yahoo Boy

"Strange Things Are Happening": Woman Divorces Husband for a Secret Lover, Turns Out to be Yahoo Boy

  • A woman from Kentucky was catfished by a person pretending to be Dacre Montgomery, an actor from “Stranger Things”
  • She sent him 10 million naira worth of gift cards and divorced her husband to be with him, only to find out he was a scammer
  • She contacted a YouTube channel to expose the scam and warned others to be careful online

A woman from Kentucky, USA, has revealed how she fell for a catfishing scheme that cost her $10,000 and her marriage.

McKayla, an aspiring filmmaker and single mother, was lured into an online romance by a person pretending to be Dacre Montgomery, a famous actor from the Netflix series “Stranger Things”.

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Lady divorces husband. Source: Legit.ngarchive
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McKayla, who was unhappy in her “highly toxic” marriage, joined an online artist forum to find support and inspiration.

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Received a message

There, she received a message from a user named “DK MH”, who claimed to be Montgomery and expressed interest in talking to her.

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The two started a private conversation that lasted for a year, during which “Montgomery” shared his personal and professional problems with McKayla.

According to the New York Post, “Montgomery” told McKayla that his girlfriend, Liv Pollock, had control over his financial accounts and that he was struggling with money.

He asked McKayla to send him gift cards to help him out, which she did, spending about $10,000 in total. He also asked her to be his girlfriend, despite never meeting her in person, and insisted on keeping their relationship a secret.

McKayla eventually divorced her husband and planned to move to Los Angeles to be with “Montgomery”. However, she soon discovered that he was not who he said he was.

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She contacted the YouTube channel Catfished, which investigates online scams, and found out that “Montgomery” was actually a romance scammer who had used a fake profile and photos to manipulate her.

Romance scams in Nigeria

Romance scammers are people who create fake online identities to target vulnerable people and exploit their emotions for financial gain.

They often use social media, dating apps, or online forums to find their victims and establish a false emotional bond with them. They then ask for money, gifts, or personal information, and disappear once they get what they want.

McKayla said she felt “betrayed” and “heartbroken” by the scam, and warned others to be careful when talking to strangers online.

She said she hoped to find the real Dacre Montgomery someday and tell him what happened. She also said she wanted to pursue her filmmaking dreams and make a documentary about her experience.

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Nigerian boy, 20, says his wife keeps denying him sexual intercourse

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 20-year-old Nigerian boy cried out over his wife's attitude three months after they married.

The 20-year-old, in a TikTok video, lamented that they have not had sexual intercourse since becoming a couple.

He said that she keeps coming up with excuses each time he makes advances at her in that regard.

Source: Legit.ng

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Basit Jamiu (Editor) Basit Jamiu is an award-winning journalist and a human interest editor with more than 5 years of experience in the media (Ikeja Bird, Prime Progress, The Movee). He started his journalism career after graduating from Ekiti State University in 2018. He is a 2023 MTN Media Fellow, OCRP Fellow at ICIR, and Accountability Fellow at CJID. He also has professional certificates in Information Management, Technical Writing, Digital Marketing from Google. He can be reached via basit.jamiu@corp.legit.ng.

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