Online dating has become immensely popular in the U.S. In fact, already one in every four couples meets online. However, the online dating world is prone to scams, such as the one referred to as “catfishing,” after the 2010 documentary Catfish that follows a young man’s encounter with a woman he met online – who turns out to be completely different. Thus, “catfishing” means fabricating an online identity with the intent of tricking somebody into a relationship.

Check out the infographic below by Instant Checkmate to see if you have the potential to be catfished.

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Have You Been Catfished?


Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders' Zone, a construction / home improvement portal. Follow +Irma Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

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