SAN ANTONIO – Catfishing is when someone pretends to be someone else online, stealing a real person’s photos and claiming they’re that person.
Usually, a catfish will use social media or dating websites to pursue romantic relationships.
Victims of catfishing are caught on both sides, the people the catfish are pursuing and the people who catfish steal photos from.
If you think you might be the victim of a catfish scheme, use Google’s reverse image search to see if someone might be stealing your photos.
This isn’t a foolproof way to identify whether you might have been catfished but it’s a good start.
That age-old adage, “If it’s too good to be true it probably is,” rings true for catfish schemes.