The Internet makes it easy for one to lie about who he is, what he’s accomplished and where he’s been. It also makes it easy to expose someone who plays fast and loose with the truth.
If someone’s leaving a path of “broken hearts and empty wallets” in his or her wake, make it known to others. Help people avoid the suffering you’ve encountered. Not many will heed your warnings, but there will be a few rescued. Sociopaths are good con men and can explain away almost anything to the satisfaction of someone whose heart and mind they control. I know of at least one woman who paid attention to my effort. There may be others who never bothered to contact me.
It’s especially useful if you can get access to criminal records. These are all public records, unless the arrests or convictions took place before the individual was 18 (in the United States).
The truth is 100% defense against libel and slander. Remember that. Don’t say anything that can’t be proven as being the truth. Because the sociopath is someone who wants to “win,” you might find yourself in court if there’s any shred of non-truth to what you say. In my own case, everything I’ve said or written is backed up by court documents. Even though there have been indirect threats of legal action, it’s never happened. And with good reason. It’s the truth and I can prove it.
I’m lucky, so-to-speak, because the sociopath who wreaked havoc in my life has an extensive arrest record. There are more than a few outstanding warrants. Any civil action against me would be a guarantee that EVERYTHING would come out.
If you can expose someone like this, do it. Remember to tell the truth and use only FACTS that you can support. Research laws in your state that pertain to libel and slander (defamation) so you know what you can legally do. If you have the resources, consult an attorney.
If your sociopath found you online, submit your story to Exposing Online Predators & Cyberpaths.