If you’ve been living under a rock for the last 5 years, then you don’t yet know that the term “Catfish” was coined by an indie film of the same name, wherein Nev Schulman believes he’s pursing a relationship with an attractive young girl online, but he has really been nabbed into a sick romance with a middle-aged mother and her cast of make-believe characters.
Yet this cannot be true as he is on the internet 24 hours a day.Used to be quite abusive if money was refused but seems to have learnt to control his temper recently.They play on emotional triggers to get you to provide money, gifts or personal details.Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.Interestingly, he has suspended fittest_lad as “i finally got someone on this page and i wanna stay with him foreever” BUT he has kept his other profile on the same site, cute_as_hell, is still active! Expect to get a money request in the first few minutes of conversation and to be cut off if you don’t want to pay!
His other two are: loli_pop4you and fit_as_fuck He tells stories about accidents, robbery, order to request money. Reports came in that he request 150 Euro for school fees and pretended that he collect funds for an orphanage.
To do a Google search, simply drag the photo in question into Google Image Search and see what comes up. There’s a delicate balance of the number of friends your crush can have without seeming suspicious! Do they have lively photo albums, with tagged friends and a healthy interaction on their wall? #5 Check out the Catfish’s interactions with their friends.
Odds are, if your online lover is faking, you’ll see their image come up on other websites. Many social media users would often have conversations through the comments section of a post. Common jobs include models, music producers, actors, photographers, artists, and even freelancers.
Check not only for friends in photos, but also see if the friends are tagged.
If their whole gallery is just a collection of selfies, with no other people present, then your online crush is either a narcissist or a fake, in which case, you’d be a fool to continue dating them online.
Many Catfish come up with elaborate stories as reasons not to meet you, such as getting into a car accident, losing a loved one, variations of either themselves or their loved ones falling victim to cancer, or other more outrageous lies. The reasons for their faking their appearance usually has to do with deep emotional issues, life tragedies, and personal insecurities – so try not to be too harsh if the girl or guy who feels like an ugly duckling wanted to try out life as a super hottie for a night!