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Being ‘catfished’ is generally a term associated with online activities, i.e. being duped my someone on the internet who manages to convince you they’re a rare, exotic koi when, in fact, you’re wrangling a less than desirable catfish. And you’re probably thinking it’s pretty silly to fall for that kinda scam these days. Well, how about falling for it via actual snail mail?

From the WTF basket, comes the story of Los Angeles man Rodrigo Ruiz who believed (or still believes) he was being solicited for naked photos by singer/actress Jennifer Lopez…via post. Ruiz claims he received an unprovoked letter from J.Lo in 2008, requesting, nay, ‘demanding’ naked photos, as well as his music demo. This apparently continued to happen sporadically, and rather than being sus about it, Ruiz was led to believe he might have a shot at a musical career or romantic relationship with Jenny. Right.

In an excerpt from one of the letters, sent to TMZ, read:

“This is Jennifer Lopez writing to you again and just to let you know that I got your packages, music, and demos. And just to let you know you need to send me pictures of you with and without clothes.”

Red flags, anyone?

Anyway, Ruiz is not interested in the fact that the PO Box address he’s been replying to may in fact be registered to a 53-year-old LA woman, and is suing Lopez for a cool $10k. I assume to try and buy back some face.

J.Lo’ reps are choosing to dismiss the mess, saying “this is a small claims matter that appears to be a desperate attempt for notoriety. Ms Lopez has never seen or met the plaintiff, nor has she ever communicated with him. We believe this matter should be summarily dismissed.”