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Talk To The Press reporter Scarlet Howes helped Lil Horsley expose the woman who had stolen her identity after meeting her on a holiday 17 years ago.
Julie Wood, 46, created a character she called Jaye Mayhew – and used images of Lil Horsley, 25, as she chatted on social media.
She posted Lil’s pictures on a string of sites, calling herself Jaye, aged 29 and ‘a party animal who likes to meet new friends’.
It was hardly a surprise that Lil knew nothing of this. She had met Julie only on a holiday many years earlier – when she was just EIGHT years old. They hadn’t seen each other since.
She might never have found out had she not been tipped off by two men whose suspicions were raised.
Evidence to expose a catfish in the press
Lil wanted answers so she came to Talk To The Press with her story. Scarlet helped her piece together the evidence, and went to Julie to ask her why she had done what she did. Julie confessed to everything.
Scarlet called our contact at the Sunday Mirror newspaper who was fully behind the story. We negotiated a substantial fee for Lil. As a result the story was picked up by other online publications. Lil was able to get some justice by telling her story – and finally some answers which meant she could move on with her life.
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