They often use false photographs stolen from other peoples’ social media sites and they present too-good-to-be-true stories about their lives and achievements. It’s important to the note that Catfish prey on all types of people.
Anyone can fall victim to an internet scam, not just the naive or socially inexperienced.
You may have noticed the Australian media has recently held a spotlight on the issue of internet fraud, specifically, internet dating fraud.
It has become such a hot topic because so many of us are falling victim to scams, we need to raise awareness and learn how to protect ourselves.
A typical teen’s My Space profile from 2006 was quite different in form and function from the 2006 version of Facebook as well as the Facebook profiles that have become a hallmark of teenage life today.
For the five different types of personal information that we measured in both 20, each is significantly more likely to be shared by teen social media users on the profile they use most often.
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The fraud typically involves the scammer acting as if they've quickly fallen for the victim so that when they have the opportunity to ask for money, the victim at that time has become too emotionally involved, and will have deep feelings of guilt if they decline the request for money from the scammer.
Letters are exchanged between the scammer and victim until the scammer feels they have groomed the victim enough to ask for money.
This might be for requests for gas money or bus and airplane tickets to travel to visit the victim, medical expenses, education expenses etc.
Victims can be highly traumatized by this and are often very embarrassed and ashamed when they learn they have become a victim of a scam and that the romance was a farce.
In some cases, online dating services are themselves engaged in misrepresentation, displaying profiles which have been fabricated, which use personal information from users who have not agreed to be depicted on the site social accounts, classified sites and even forums to groom new victims.