06.07.13 - "Catfishing" Surfaces Online

'Catfishing' Online At Dating Websites

The term 'catfishing' has surfaced from online dating services.

This is when someone assumes another persons' identity and creates a fake online profile to engage in an online relationship.

They try to con money from you or obtain personal information.

The online dating service may also be taking advantage and sharing personal information or renewing your subscription on the credit card without permission.

To check for reputable dating services or to report a crime on the Internet, check out websites below.

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