What Is Catfishing? Catfishing refers to a type of online fraud in which the cybercriminal creates a false online identity. Oftentimes, the purpose of catfishing is to steal the victims identity.
What does a catfish want?
Some catfish are lonely and want a relationship with someone they dont believe they could have in real life. Some catfish are out to troll or harass their victims. Other catfish want to scam money from their victims, or the catfishing is the first step in a plan to kidnap or physically abuse them.
How do I stop catfishing?
How to Spot a Catfish: 8 Top Tips to Avoid CatfishingChoose the right dating agency. Protect your account. Research their social media account. Use Google. Ask questions. Ask to meet or video call. Speak friends and family. Trust your instincts.