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Tinder catfish dupes Blue Mountains woman Torrie Marshall leaving her suicidal

Young woman left suicidal after being duped by a catfish on Tinder for SIX MONTHS before a single sext revealed the shocking truth – as she reveals the warning signs she ignored

  • Young woman was left suicidal after she was duped by a catfish on Tinder
  • Torrie Marshall moved from Mackay to Blue Mountains and was looking for love
  • She matched with man called Stelios who had an amazing personality and looks
  • Ms Marshall was manipulated over next six months of texts and phone calls 

A woman was left suicidal after she was catfished by a man on Tinder and tricked into giving him intimate photos.

Torrie Marshall matched with a man called Stelios on the dating app when she moved from Mackay, in Queensland, to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, in 2019.

Stelios appeared to be the perfect catch – he had a good sense of humour, great personality and stunning physical features.

Ms Marshall had no idea she was being duped by a catfish who was using photos of famous Greek singer Konstantinos Argiros on his profile.

Her realisation came after six months of manipulation, where she was wooed in texts and phone calls and coaxed into sending sexually explicit photos of herself. 

A woman was left suicidal after she was catfished by a man on Tinder and tricked into giving him intimate photos (pictured, Torrie Marshall) 

Ms Marshall had no idea she was being duped by a catfish who was using photos of famous Greek singer Konstantinos Argiros on his profile

Ms Marshall had no idea she was being duped by a catfish who was using photos of famous Greek singer Konstantinos Argiros on his profile

‘He always wanted me to send something to him and really that wasn’t in my nature,’ she told news.com.au. 

‘I didn’t want to send any of that.

‘I didn’t want to lose him so I just did it, but afterwards I just felt so disgusting that I had done that [as] I didn’t want to do it.’   

Ms Marshall was told by Stelios that he was a Greek business consultant working in Sydney.

The beauty therapist admitted she dismissed some warning signs that began to crop up as the pair continued to chat online.

They moved their conversation from Tinder to Facebook Messenger. Ms Marshall sent him a friend request, but Stelios said he was unable to add her.

He suggested the pair continue to text and call each other on Kik Messenger – an app that allows users to sign up without a phone number.

Ms Marshall suggested the pair meet-up before Stelios bizarrely snapped back he was too busy with work to see her.

Stelios then continued to pester Ms Marshall for sexually explicit photos before she caved into the pressure.  

The catfish eventually suggested the pair meet up and told Ms Marshall he would be staying in the Blue Mountains for a week.

Ms Marshall took time off work and was ready to meet Stelios when she received one last demand from him.

The beauty therapist admitted she dismissed some warning signs that began to crop up as the pair continued to chat online

The beauty therapist admitted she dismissed some warning signs that began to crop up as the pair continued to chat online

Torrie Marshall matched with a man called Stelios on the dating app when she moved from Mackay, in Queensland, to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, in 2019 (stock image)

Torrie Marshall matched with a man called Stelios on the dating app when she moved from Mackay, in Queensland, to the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, in 2019 (stock image)

Stelios said he was waiting at a McDonald’s near her house and refused to meet her unless she sent him a sexually explicit video of her in dress-up. 

Ms Marshall reluctantly sent him the video before Stelios suddenly deactivated his Facebook account and cut off all communication with her.

A devastated Ms Marshall was advised by her friend to search for him by using his image on Google when she learned the photos actually belonged to a Greek singer.

Mr Argiros has no idea who Ms Marshall is and did not know his photos were being used to catfish women.

Ms Marshall said she was left feeling suicidal and the betrayal has left her with trust issues. 

Her full story can be viewed on SBS’s Insight at 8.30pm on Tuesday.

Mr Argiros has no idea who Ms Marshall is and did not know his photos were being used to catfish women

Mr Argiros has no idea who Ms Marshall is and did not know his photos were being used to catfish women

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