Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Catfishing‘ below.
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Catfishing is when someone creates a fake online profile to trick people into thinking they are somebody else. They assume a fake identity and go the extra mile to make their victim believe that they are exactly who they say they are. Catfishers make up life stories and use photographs of unsuspecting victims to create fake identities. They will share life experiences, hobs, friends, and photographs to their fake accounts.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as online grooming, fraud and identity theft.