It is a fact that the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to go online whether it be working from home (WFH) or meeting people online. Another pandemic that is hardly ever addressed among users is cybercriminals and their ever increasing sophistication in tricking unsuspected victims into scams.
From social media to online dating websites and apps, unfortunately, every platform is plagued with fraudulent profiles and crooks waiting to take advance of vulnerable people especially when it comes to online dating.
These are otherwise known as ‘catfish’. While it’s never been easier to find “love” and in some cases, only takes a few clicks on a screen, we can be just about anyone we want to online. This means you need to have your wits about you, and if something seems too good to be true, it probably is!
If you’ve been lucky enough to find a match and have started conversing, alarm bells may start ringing. Whether it’s their photos, what they say they do for work, or the lifestyle they lead, here are some ways to determine whether a date is catfishing you.
Run a Background Check
One of the best things you can do to ensure a date