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These days with the Internet and social media becoming an integral part of our day to day lives, people have become accustomed to instant gratification. A person could potentially meet the love of his or her life with the simple click of the mouse or the press of button using social media or popular dating apps, with virtually no physical contact. Unfortunately, this makes us vulnerable to being “catfished” along the way.
A catfish is person who pretends to be someone they are not online in order to extort or bully another person by means of a deceptive romance. Whatever the motivation may be, whether it is loneliness, boredom, revenge, financial gain, identity theft or other fraud, these online scammers seeking virtual love create fake identities on social networking and dating websites.
By creating these false online profiles, these scammers prey on their unsuspecting targets by emotional manipulation. Be aware of some of the common signs and risks:
Navigating the internet and all of the resources which are available can be daunting and dangerous if one is not careful and mindful. However becoming aware of those risk factors and taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself will make it easier to find your true match and save yourself heartache along the way.
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