What You Need to Know about Catfishing

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This free online safety guide focuses on catfishing. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as online grooming, fraud and identity theft.

A free online safety guide on catfishing.

Catfishing is when someone creates a fake online profile to deliberately trick people into thinking they are somebody else. They assume a fake identity and go the extra mile to make their victim believe that they really are who they say they are. Catfishers often make up detailed life stories and steal photographs of unsuspecting internet users to create their false identities. They will share spurious life and work experiences, friends and photographs to their fake accounts.

In the guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as online grooming, fraud and identity theft.