Brian Findel-Hawkins, who was the last person to speak with Mr Makowski, said: 'If the council had helped and the doctors had helped with a housing form he wouldn't be dead right now.'I wrote letters saying that Mark Makowski would kill himself if you didn't help him.'The court heard that Makowski was only told that he was leaving prison two hours beforehand and that the prison service did not help him find accommodation.
Makowski was only able to live in the Travelodge because one of his friends was paying for it and he would have been living on the streets otherwise.
A locksmith conman, who was exposed on BBC's Rogue Traders for charging shut-out residents rip-off prices, killed himself after being made homeless, an inquest heard.
Mark Makowski, 46, hanged himself in a Travelodge hotel room, in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, just weeks after being released from prison and having all of his assets seized.
With his chiselled jaw and muscular physique, 27-year-old investment manager 'Carl' was sure to receive plenty of attention on Twitter.
So too was Charlie, whose profile picture showed him lounging on a wicker sofa, drink in hand and shirt unbuttoned.
Last year 49-year-old Dean Toye, of Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, was jailed for seven counts of converting criminal property after frittering away £349,000 out of Makowski's bank account which should have been used to repay Makowski's victims.
The Labour MP will also urge social media companies, such as Facebook, and dating sites to be more proactive in monitoring and warning users against the dangers of catfishing.'Catfishing is a modern day menace affecting the lives of many innocent people,' she said.'It can cause years of heartache.
We must do something to deter this and a change in the law is the most effective deterrent.'Without a specific offence, 'catfish' who cause so much distress to individuals and their families will continue to exploit and harm other people.'Backing her call, Mr Peacock added: 'I am going to be a dad next year, and I don't want my children to come into a world where this goes on.'Something needs to be done and if people knew pretending to be someone else online was an offence then they might be put off.'Miss Jane added: 'Online dating is currently not a safe place, but it could be.'I want people to put themselves in Matt's position and ask how they would feel?
Some succumbed to pressure to send explicit photographs of themselves, with one woman left feeling ashamed and devastated after realising she had been betrayed.
Now campaigners – backed by Mr Peacock – want a change in the law to make it illegal to use a fake profile to lure people into sexual relationships.'I am a fashion model by trade so there are a lot of pictures of me out there,' the 34-year-old from Stockport, Greater Manchester said yesterday.