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Learn How To Avoid Getting "Catfished" Online

By January 20, 2013

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If you're looking for love online, you need to make sure you don't end up with a "catfish", or a person who creates a fabricated online persona to hide who they really are. The term "catfish" comes from a 2010 documentary film by the same name which follows a man who falls in love with a fictitious person that was created using stolen images and other media from other online profiles.

The filmmakers of Catfish believe that Notre Dame's Manti Te'o may have also been the victim of  a similar hoax.

In our featured article, How to Avoid Getting "Catfished" Online, we'll show you some tips and tools you can use to spot a catfish before you take the bait.

Have you been the victim of a catfish scam? Let us know your story in the comments section below:

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