TikTokker who fell head over heels in love with a man she met online only to find out he was a WOMAN reveals the red flags that made her realize she was being ripped off — and why she’s now FRIENDS with the catfish
- TikTokker Christine Abadir revealed she was catfished for six months this year
- She had fallen for a man called ‘Jay’ online, but the couple never met or used video chat
- Ms Abadir discovered during a trip to New Zealand that her ‘boyfriend’ was a woman
- The woman behind the scam apologized to Ms Abadir after sharing her story
- The TikTokker has now revealed that she and her scammer are ‘good friends’
A TikTokker has been opened about the moment she found out that her online boyfriend was in fact a woman who had been catfishing her for six months.
Christine Abadir, from Sydney, met earlier this year on the internet who she believed was a man named ‘Jay’ and the pair quickly went into an online relationship.
It wasn’t until the 22-year-old flew to New Zealand in September to finally meet him in person that Ms Abadir realized she had been scammed.
She admitted that there were several red flags throughout their relationship, such as the fact that “Jay” would never video call, be possessive and rarely send pictures of his face.
Ms Abadir shared her story with her nearly 2 million TikTok followers and amazingly revealed that she and the woman who catfish her have been doing well ever since.
“The Catfish apologized and we are now good friends,” she told the Daily Mail Australia.
Christine Abadir, from Sydney, met earlier this year on the internet who she believed was a man named ‘Jay’ and the pair soon went into an online relationship.
Ms Abadir also recently discovered the identity of the man the catfish pretended to be and was able to speak to him over the phone.
She first came across “Jay” on social media and said he would always watch her live streams and she eventually made him moderator of the comments on her videos.
She said the pictures she thought were of him were very attractive.
But the circumstances of her relationship soon took an unusual turn.
“The first red flags are during the months of talking, not once did that person call me via video, not once did they face-time me or give me their number,” she said in a TikTok.
“This person was really toxic. She totally asked me that I couldn’t hang out with my male friends, that I couldn’t go out and wear certain things.”
She said “Jay” would send her audio of talking and singing, but never sent her photos or videos with his face in them.
However, his social media accounts all seemed legit.
Ms Abadir admitted that there were several red flags throughout their relationship, such as the fact that ‘Jay’ would never video call, be possessive and rarely send pictures of his face
She eventually flew to New Zealand, where she had made plans to meet “Jay” at a nightclub.
Mrs. Abadir had convinced him to finally send her his number and was waiting for him outside the club when he suddenly said he was in a different location.
“The red flags were all there,” she said, warning others not to fall for the same scam.
“I didn’t think it was a catfish until my friends told me.”
Ms Abadir said she and her friends were able to trace the phone number ‘Jay’ sent her to the woman behind the scam, leading to the realization that her relationship was a lie.
Ms Abadir said she and her friends were able to trace the phone number ‘Jay’ sent to her to the woman behind the scam, leading to the realization that her relationship was a lie
“All the time she was a horny girl,” said Mrs. Abadir.
In a follow-up video before meeting her catfish, Ms Abadir said she held no grudges against the internet scammer and said she would be happy to talk to her.
“I give my catfish a chance to talk about her life because I know she might be going through something,” she said.
“Please get in touch if you want to talk to someone, you’re not alone – I know what it feels like to be alone.”
“I’m giving my catfish a chance to talk about her life because I know she might be going through something,” Ms Abadir (pictured) said on social media last month