UPDATE: Police confirm man’s picture used in false Facebook profile used to lure women

Northeast Alabama

The image the scammer used to catfish women (Photo: Albertville Police Dept.)

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Police confirm someone stole the man's picture and used it to create a fake Facebook profile by the name of "James Braden," trying to lure women to scam them out of money.  The practice of stealing a photo and using it in this way is called 'catfishing.'

The man pictured actually lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.  His name is Jonathan Smith.  His friends spotted his picture being used and notified him.

Albertville Police are trying to determine who is the real person responsible.  If you have any information about this case please call (256) 878-1212.


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