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SCARS|RSN™ Psychology Of Scams: Catfish Fetishists: The Men Who Get Off on Getting Scammed Online??
“CATFISHISM” Appears To Be A Thing Now! Who Knew?
There appears to be a growing number of men involved in “catfishism,” a fetish centered around getting scammed on the internet.
These men willingly hand over their money (as much as hundreds of dollars at a time) to fake impersonator scammers who present themselves as beautiful women on social media, but say upfront their pictures are fake. In reality, they could be anyone—and that’s part of the appeal.
Catfish fetishism is a more recent development. I spoke with eight catfish and catfish admirers for this story, almost all of whom declined to provide their real names. (They will be referred to using pseudonyms, and screenshots of catfish accounts have had women’s faces and identifying information removed.) Of them, none recalled hearing of “catfishism” before December of last year. Most only learned of it in recent weeks, but the community, which primarily operates on Twitter, is growing fast.
We are seeing a similar behavior in some women also. Women to pay scammers for the attention – a kind of denial but one that comes with an awareness that it is a scam.
We are not totally sure about this new phenomena, but as this story is spread it will have a significantly negative impact on real victims. As awareness of this grows it cannot help but paint all romance scam victims with a negative light and reduce what empathy there is with law enforcement.
To learn more about this behavior visit the article linked below
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It’s Thursday night and Eddie is looking for action. He scrolls through Twitter hoping to find the woman of his dreams. Finally, he finds her, or someone who looks a lot like her: A woman going by the name “Katfish Princess” who describes herself as “hot, greedy and completely fake.”
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