But due to political insecurity in the region or some other excuse, he needs your help getting access to the money.All you have to do is send him a chunk of money now, and then he’ll reward you with (a much bigger) portion later.Of course it’s flattering to feel loved, but if you two barely know each other, how can they be falling for you?
If you use online dating, or might try it someday, make sure to protect your heart and bank account from catfishing.
You may know the term catfishing from the 2010 eponymous movie or the following MTV series.
If the person seems to be pushing the relationship forward unusually fast, it’s time to pump the breaks.
Keep an eye out for things like sharing very personal details quite quickly (especially about problems that might garner your sympathy) or professing their feelings very early.
If the account is brand new, it could be a sign that someone created the account just for a fake persona.
It’s a huge red flag if there are only a few photos, all of which look professional (they might be stolen from a model or somewhere else on the net).
A catfish is someone posing as someone else online, usually in a dating scam.
She may purport to be a highly successful, attractive 35-year old lawyer — when in reality he’s a 16-year old boy messaging you during study hall.
Since you care about the catfish, you send them some money to help them out of their predicament.
Some catfishers manage to keep the relationship scam going, bilking their “partners” out of thousands of dollars over time.
And while younger generations tend to be more tech savvy, older internet users are vulnerable to these types of scams.