How Not to Get Hooked by a Catfishing Scam

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Don't Take the Bait

For some, the Internet can give someone the freedom to show a side they don’t make public. For others, it’s a chance to be someone they’re not, a phenomenon known as “catfishing,” or creating a fake online identity to pursue romantic relationships with unsuspecting victims. Keep reading for tips to protect yourself from being lured in. — Britt Middleton (Photo: Getty Images/STOCK)