Cops, Courts and Fire

Men Keep Getting Catfished & Duped In Upper Makefield


As the old adage goes, “if it’s too good to be true, it likely is.”

Upper Makefield police said at least five men have showed up to a home on Creamery Road recently after a woman named “Abby” told them via social media that she wanted them to come to her house. The problem: police said she doesn’t live there and the men were “catfished,” a modern term for being duped by a potential lover.

The con goes like this, according to police: Abby strikes up a conversation with men on dating apps and carries on communication via SnapChat. Before long, she invites them to her susposive home.

“Abby doesn’t live there nor does she want to meet you and the homeowner isn’t interested,” police said in a social media post.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001