While this topic has been discussed on numerous of occasions, one can never be too sure that he/she knows all of the ways to be catfished. Suffice it to say, we should each be conscious of what it means to be catfished. There are television shows, documentaries, and talk shows that are captivated by these stories and are bringing them to the public’s attention. What I have learned from watching these shows is no one is really exempt from being a victim of a catfish. The famous have allegedly also been deceived by a catfish. Two that come to mind are Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o and country singer Brad Paisley. Yet, why are so many individuals still falling victim to these predators?
A lot of us are extremely busy and do not have time to venture out for enjoyment or to meet new people. The accessibility to meet someone without leaving the comforts of home has become our go-to routine. Many individuals are turning to the internet looking for companionship or a relationship. But are these individuals engaging or falling in love with the person who they say that they are?