Catfishing refers to creating a false online identity to deceive someone, typically on social media or online dating platforms. The term originated from a 2010 documentary called "Catfish." In catfishing, individuals often use fake names, photos, and personal information to create a fake profile and persona that appears genuine and trustworthy to others.

Catfishing motivations can vary as some people do it for pure entertainment or to fulfill emotional needs, while the majority scam or manipulate others. Catfishing can have serious consequences, causing emotional distress, financial loss, and damage to your reputation. It's critical to exercise caution and use critical thinking when interacting with others online. Especially when there are red flags or inconsistencies in someone's online identity.

Apr 26, 2020

Click Bait

It's good to know that some of the click bait which gets my attention is connected to a sketchy web site. I need the re-affirmation that I have ignored my common sense

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Jim Capillo

Apr 24, 2020

Have never given PC security much…

Have never given PC security much thought. Usually just download a free one! The last couple of years the free ones have annoyed me so much with their constant advertisements for themselves etc, that I removed them from my computer. It was great to discover Guardio, It has been a relief having it with so much going on in the world and so many nasty people scamming innocent people. It's great when I think I want to click on a site and a Guardio message come up saying they believe it is a dangerous site so I don't go there.

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Merle Hudson

Jun 1, 2020

I have found this to be most helpful to…

I have found this to be most helpful to me, I would be lost without it.

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