Former NBA Star Ray Allen is claiming to be a victim of an elaborate, online catfish scam. The scam appears to be a serious one too since Allen has filed a request for the reported scammer not to release ‘sensitive’ information.
Allen alleges that a man he met pretending to be numerous women online on various platforms, whom he also reportedly shared “private information” with, has been obsessed with him and his family.
Allen claims the after he became aware of the scam, the man behind the catfishing blasted Ray and his family on social media while visiting his wife’s Orlando restaurant. According to Ray, the obsessed man even boldly tagged his family members.
What’s even stranger about this case is that the alleged catfish has filed a restraining order against Allen after reported complaints of Allen stalking him.
Yes, you read that right! Talk about plot twist! TMZ also reports that Allen’s camp is denying the stalking allegations as they have decided to file their own restraining order.
Per TMZ, here’s what Allen’s attorney, David Oscar Markus, had to say about the case:
“Ray Allen was the victim of an online scheme to extract money and embarrass him by someone who appears to be troubled.”
“The person who perpetrated this scheme has now started to stalk him and make threats against Ray and his family. Ray has taken legal action to put an end to the threats and to expose his manipulation and wrongdoing.”
“Ray regrets ever engaging with this person online and is thankful they never met in person. This experience has negatively impacted Ray, and he hopes that others might use his mistake to learn the dangers of communicating online with strangers.”
And you would think MTV’s ‘Catfish’ would make people more aware of online rouses.
Someone should have told Allen about FaceTime!