or I was really falling for that gorgeous gal on Facebook, but she turned out to be a catfish.Catfishes are notorious for their creativity in manipulation, deception, and fraud.The practice is deceitful, but it is not illegal – despite victims complaining of mental harm, and saying they would never have consented to sexual contact had they known the catfish’s true identity.
She will also urge Facebook and online dating companies to be more proactive against catfishing by monitoring their websites more stringently, and by providing warning messages.
It is based off of a documentary film where the narrator of the current television show, Nev Schulman, went to meet his online love in person only to be shocked by the deception he found.
The woman whose picture he’d been shown was that of an entirely different person.
BBB advises online users to watch out for signs of a catfish scam Although National Catfish Day is an annual observance on June 25 to celebrate the catfish, Better Business Bureau serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin wants to warn consumers of another type of catfish: a dating scammer.
A “catfish,” or online dating scammer, is essentially a person who pretends to be someone they’re not by building a relationship with you and by gaining your trust.