It’s easy for some of the smartest people to lose common sense when they're being reeled in by a catfish — an online imposter who tries to win your sympathy and your love by creating an elaborate scheme.
Kurt Knutsson, a technology reporter known as “Kurt the Cyber Guy,” shares his top 10 reality checks to see if you’re being baited by a catfish. Dumb Date Data A lot of online scams start on dating websites.
She claims that she learned from others that her mom was marrying “Aaron” and was devastated.“I cried and cried and asked her why she didn’t tell me.Seventy-year-old Kaye recalls meeting “Aaron,” the man she now calls “the love of my life,” on a dating website in March 2014.“The first time I heard his voice, it was like fireworks went off," she says.
She got very rude and told me I was nothing to her. I knew something was drastically wrong.” Kathy shares why she believes her mother is being duped.“In one breath she told me she met 'Aaron', and in the next breath she said she had never met ‘Aaron.’ I knew right then this person was scamming her,” she says.