“There were several instances of us being able to meet up and him not being able to come” – Marcus, victim of catfishing

With the popular documentary movie Catfish and its related TV show just about everywhere these days, no doubt you’ll know a thing or two about catfishing, but how can you tell if you’re a victim of the practice?

If you’re not in the know, catfishing involves someone who creates a fake online persona, usually to lure another person into a relationship, to scam them or it can even simply be for trolling. No doubt it can be a pretty horrible time for the victim. In Australia, millions of dollars have been lost in dating and romance scams alone. So how do you tell if you’re being catfished? What should you be looking out for?

Wavelength spoke to Marcus and Adrian, both of them victims of catfishing and related identity theft, about their experiences and what to look out for.

Airdate: May 20, 2019

Reporters: Adrian Garcia Rodriguez & Bridget Herrmann 

Photo: Unsplash

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