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
- If they ask for money
- If they can’t meet in person ( Usually agree to meet, but a last minute “emergency” pops up
- If they are stationed overseas
- If they can’t video chat.
- If they seem to good to be true
There is a website that can check identities