Oh, honey! Catfishing is when sneaky folks create a fake online persona to trick you into thinking they’re someone else. It’s like a bad rom-com where the charming prince turns out to be a frog! These tricksters often have dollar signs in their eyes and are after your hard-earned cash. They’ll woo you through texts or calls, but never meet you in person (major red flag!). Eventually, they’ll ask for a big favor (usually money-related) with promises of meeting soon. But, surprise-surprise, they’ll keep making excuses and try to drain your wallet until you say “enough!” Catfishing can lead to heartbreak, financial loss, and even identity theft. So, keep your wits about you when meeting new people online – because sometimes, that charming prince or princess might just be a sneaky cyber frog in disguise!

Rebekah Siame