CATFISHING ON THE RISE

GOVERNMENT SAYS CATFISHING VICTIMS UP 50% IN LAST FOUR YEARS


Catfishing is when someone fakes their identity online to scam a victim for money, romance or physical harm. The government says the number of “Catfishing” victims has increased 50% in 2018 compared to just three years ago. Florida is #3 of states with the most victims behind California and Texas.

Top 5 Signs You’re Being Catfished

  1. If they ask for money
  2. If they can’t meet in person ( Usually agree to meet, but a last minute “emergency” pops up
  3. If they are stationed overseas
  4. If they can’t video chat.
  5. If they seem to good to be true

There is a website that can check identities

CLICK HERE TO VERIFY IDENTITY WITH SOCIAL CATFISH DOT COM

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