Tracie Thoms: First Celebrity Catfish Guest Duped By Obsessed Fan

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Tracie Thoms is an actress best known for her roles in the Quentin Tarantino film Death Proof and the movie adaptation of the Broadway musical Rent.

Catfish is an MTV reality series best known for assisting gullible young folks who've been duped into online relationships by people who are not who they claim to be (a practice that somehow persists in 2014).

On last night's episode, Thoms and Catfish host/investigators Nev Schulman and Max Joseph joined forces to expose a Thoms "super-fan" who went so far as to invent an online friend whom she then killed off in an effort to get closer to Thoms.

Creepy stuff, but Thoms handled the situation admirably and seemed to feel more sympathy than fear for her overzealous admirer.

Tracie, of course, is not the first celebrity to be involved in a catfishing scandal:

The now-famous Manti Teo hoax of last year was investigated by Catfish producers who ultimately reached the decision not to feature the scandal on their show.

That story was followed shortly after by the Thomas Gibson catfish video in which the actor made some embarrassing confessions to a woman who had scammed him online.

So how was Tracie changed by the experience of being the first celeb to take her case to Nev and Max?  "I don't interact with fans exactly the same way I used to," says the actress. "Which makes me kind of sad."

Yeah, it's probably best to play it safe for a little while, Tracie. Check out what can happen when a celebrity gets catfished in the video below:

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