Catfishing is when someone sets up a fake online profile to trick people who are looking for love, usually to get money out of them.
What does it mean to catfish someone?
What is Catfishing? A catfish isnt just a fish with whiskers. Its a term for a person who pretends to be someone else online. A catfish uses fake photos, and sometimes a false persona, to find friends or romantic partners on the internet. The show investigates catfishing cases.
What is catfishing someone online?
An internet user uses a fake identity to persuade another to believe they are the person they portray. This often is used for relationships, such as the scenario in the movie Catfish. The person catfishing uses another real persons photos and life facts to make them appear as a real person.