Are You Being “Catfished”?

The internet has completely changed the scope of communication and social networking has become an integral part of our social activities, occupational roles, and dating lives as the world wide web brings together people who would never have met otherwise.

In particular online dating has brought a new aspect to socialization and you may find yourself wanting to meet your online love interest. Have you ever thought to question the identity of your mysterious online lover? In case you have not, you should know that many people fall victim to scams from orchestrated by romance that begins online. One of these scams is called “Catfishing”. Catfishing occurs when someone portrays an internet persona but their true identity is different from who they claim to be. This can be anything from a fake name, to a fake facebook profile, to a complete network of lies in a detailed scheme.

Common signs you are being catfished:

  • The person you are talking to has less than 100 Facebook friends
  • The person you suspect has never been able to meet you
  • They are asking you for money
  • Problems with video chatting
  • Always have an excuse to not meet you in person

A private investigator from Arkus Inc. can investigate their profile and find out if they are who they claim to be. When it comes to protecting your heart, Arkus Inc. can give you all of the assistance that you need.