Online romance isn’t uncommon. An estimated 3.3 million Aussies use online dating services like dating apps, social media sites, and dating sites in 2023. Unfortunately, not everyone online is how they appear. The gorgeous online friend you’ve been talking to may be complete fiction.
You don’t need Nev Schulman and the Catfish team or a private investigator to sniff out a fake identity. Though none of these things is a 100% guarantee that the person is a catfish, here are some red flags that can signal you’re being catfished.