6 Signs Someone is Catfishing You | Social Networking Tips
It’s cuffing season once again! People are flocking on social networking apps to find romance warmth. Along with the huge demand for dates, scammers are also busy searching for their next victims through catfishing.
What is Catfishing?
It’s the act of pretending to be someone else on social networking platforms, so the person could lure people into sending them money, intimate photos, and gifts.
With catfishing getting more prevalent, you should be wary with chatting people on social networking apps. You might be thinking you’re talking to this hot guy from New York, only to find out that the person behind the chat app is a different person.
6 Signs Someone is a Catfish
We have the quick rundown below. But for an in-depth explanation, scroll down for more.
- They can’t send a selfie at the moment.
- Video calling is always “broken”.
- They won’t pick up a phone call.
- They refuse to meet in person.
- Asking for gifts and money.
- Your instincts feel something’s wrong.
1. They can’t send a Selfie
While you’re busy chatting on messenger, try to ask the person for a real-time selfie. If they refuse to send a photo, then you’re probably in for some trouble. Catfishes can’t send selfies at the exact moment since they’re waiting for their source to share his/her photos.
2. Video calling is always “broken”
If every time you ask them for a video call, and they refuse to do that. Ask them why they won’t or start staying away from this person.
3. They won’t pick up a phone call
Catfishes won’t call you, especially if it’s a guy posing as a girl.
4. They refuse to meet in person
If they’re from another province or country, it’s reasonable for a person to refuse a meetup since it’s not possible. But if you’re both in the same city and they can’t meet you in person? That’s already a huge sign if the person is sketchy or not.
5. Asking for money or gifts
If the person refuses to see you and at the same time, keeps demanding money, gifts, and other items. Then all you need to do is to run.
6. Your Instincts feel something’s wrong
Always trust your instincts. If you think it’s too good to be true or something’s off with that person, then it’s better to decide if you should continue chatting to this person or not.
It’s better to be safe than sorry. When messaging someone on social networking apps, always check the identity of the person first. Also, look for a social network app with a secure chat, just to be sure.
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