Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

A catfish is a person who creates a fake online profile with the intention of deceiving someone else. For example, a woman could create a fake profile on an online dating website. Then, she could start a relationship with one or more people and make up a story in an attempt to get money from them. Another example is someone who creates a fake Facebook account that resembles a friend so that they can view a certain person's private information.

Hoax, Online dating, Phishing, Scam, Security terms, Spear phishing