Catfishers will always make up excuses as to why they can’t meet you, talk on the phone or meet up on webcam.
If the user’s profile seems too good to be true, it probably is.
Catfishing is when a user assumes the identity of someone else.
This tactic is used by online predators to try to trick people into an online romantic relationship.
When you fill out a profile on one of these sites, it can be extremely detailed.
These sites will often ask you to list the city you live in, your date of birth, marital status, gender, and even more detailed information, such as if you own pets or have children.
Create a username that you have not used on any other accounts.
Choosing Photos: A picture really is worth a thousand words.
The photos you post on your profile can actually contain a lot of information about you in the background if you’re not careful.
The first thing you’ll want to check is if the website is a reputable site. Paid sites tend to have members that are committed to actually meeting people in real life, because it is a financial investment.
We suggest that you stick to well-known websites and do some research. Membership to these sites isn’t cheap, so if someone is paying, they are usually more serious about actually finding a relationship.