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You can meet someone new without leaving your bed, while sitting on the loo or even when on another date. But what about when someone isn't who they say they are? Here's what you need to know about catfishing. They make up life stories and use photographs of unsuspecting victims to create fake identities.
Catfishers add life experiences, jobs, friends and photographs to the fake s. This can be seen in cases such as young mum Chloe Davis, 20, who began receiving suggestive text messages from men who believed they had chatted with her on Plenty of Fish after someone set up a fake profile in her name. The term was first used in the documentary 'Catfish' - in which Nev Schulman discovered the gorgeous woman he fell in love with online was a middle-aged, married mum.
Schulman fell in love with "Megan" - but also spoke to her mum Angela, half-sister Abby and stepdad Vince Dating sites catfish. At the end of the documentary Schulman discovers "Megan" was a fake run by Angela using a family friend's photos. After becoming suspicious Schulman drives to "Megan's" address - and finds Angela, who admits she was behind the all along. At the end he tells a story about how live cod were shipped along with catfish to keep the cod active and ensure the quality of the fish.
He uses the metaphor to describe Angela, saying there are always "catfishes" in our lives who keep us alert, active and on our toes. Schulman later turned the documentary into the 'Catfish' TV show, where he helps others solve their online relationship mysteries. There are two types of victims - the people who are duped into trusting someone with a false identity, and those who have their personal photos stolen and used by someone that isn't them.
Unknowing victims will fall in love with women or men they meet online - with no idea the person behind the screen is someone completely different.
Catfishers use the s to give off a persona they wish they had - with plenty of friends, photos and attractive qualities. At the moment, catfishing is not illegal in the UK, but there are many campaigns to make it against the law. in.
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