Question: How many people have been catfished on dating sites?

In the last few years, a growing number of people have fallen victim to catfishing, a deceptive, and often costly, online con. Records show 18,000 people were victims of catfishing, or romance fraud, in 2018, according to the FBI.

What percentage of people catfish?

Nearly one out of four women (23 percent) admitted that they had perpetrated catfishing in a recent study that sampled 917 women (Mosley et al., 2020). Does this surprise you? The percentage was even higher in their sample of 190 men, with one in three men (38 percent) confessing that they had perpetrated catfishing.

How widespread is catfishing?

Nearly one out of four women (23 percent) admitted that they had perpetrated catfishing in a recent study that sampled 917 women (Mosley et al., 2020).

How do you find out if youre being catfished?

Heres what to look out for if you think you might be getting catfished.They refuse to video chat with you. They can never send you a selfie in the moment. They wont talk on the phone with you. They always have a reason they cant meet up in person. The people you trust in your life seem suspicious.More items •12 Sep 2018

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